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  Jurisprudence - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jurisprudence is the theory and philosophy of law.
Socio-political jurisprudence, jurisprudence as documentary of social and political change (e.g., the study of law as it relates to the status of women is a form of socio-political jurisprudence).
Jurisprudence also includes legal pedagogy, that is, the teaching of law and legal subjects, as far as legal pedagogy concerns the education and role of lawyers.
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 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Jurisprudence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Jurisprudence when referring to philosophy of law or legal theory is divided into two major parts: Analytic jurisprudence studies what law 'is' and normative jurisprudence studies what law 'ought to be' both of which study those attributes common to all legal systems.
Jurisprudence can also refer to case law in common law, which is the law that is established through the decisions of the courts.
The focus of analytic jurisprudence is using a neutral point of view and descriptive language when referring to the aspects of legal systems.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Jurisprudence   (1040 words)

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Jurisprudence (from Latin: juris prudentia -- by the activity of prudentes; advisors, experts), is the philosophy, science, study, and application of law.
In modern studies Jurisprudence is both the branch of humanist sciences that studies the law and the complex of legal principles that can be desumed by the sentences.
Second, it means the philosophy of law, or legal theory, which studies not what the law is in a particular jurisdiction (say, Turkey or the United States) but law in general--i.e.
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 Islamic jurisprudence - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Islamic jurisprudence, (Arabic: فقه‎ ​ translit: Fiqh) is made up of the rulings of Islamic jurists to direct the lives of Muslims.
4 Methodologies of jurisprudence Usul al-fiqh (أصول الفقه)
On the whole, the Hanafi school of jurisprudence could be said to have the most differences with other three schools.
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 Ancient History Sourcebook: Edward Gibbon: The Idea of Roman Jurisprudence
At Rome, and in the provinces, the duties of the subject, and the intentions of the governor, were proclaimed; and the civil jurisprudence was reformed by the annual edicts of the supreme judge, the praetor of the city.
The jurisprudence of the first Romans exhibited the scenes of a pantomime; the words were adapted to the gestures, and the slightest error or neglect in the forms of proceeding was sufficient to annul the substance of the fairest claim.
The books of jurisprudence were interesting to few, and entertaining to none: their value was connected with present use, and they sunk forever as soon as that use was superseded by the innovations of fashion, superior merit, or public authority.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/ancient/gibbon-chap44.html   (17290 words)

 Jurisprudence - Wex   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The word jurisprudence derives from the Latin term juris prudentia, whichmeans "the study, knowledge, or science of law." In the United States jurisprudence commonly means the philosophy of law.
The third type of jurisprudence seeks to reveal the historical, moral, and cultural basis of a particular legal concept.
Critical legal studies, feminist jurisprudence, law and economics, utilitarianism, and legal pragmatism are but a few of them.
www.law.cornell.edu /topics/jurisprudence.html   (500 words)

 Therapeutic Jurisprudence in the Courts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Therapeutic jurisprudence is an emerging field of law and social science inquiry that explores the role of the law in fostering therapeutic or antitherapeutic outcomes.
At one end of the continuum, therapeutic jurisprudence may be practiced by one judge in one courtroom during one case; and at the other end of the continuum, therapeutic jurisprudence may be integrated into the procedures and decision-making throughout an entire trial court system.
The field of therapeutic jurisprudence is one source of guidance as courts think through the philosophical and the practical issues associated with changes to their role and in what the public expects of the courts.
www.ncsconline.org /D_ICM/readingrm/icmerroom_casey.htm   (7909 words)

 Feminist Jurisprudence [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
American feminist jurisprudence is the study of the construction and workings of the law from perspectives which foreground the implications of the law for women and women’s lives.
Feminist jurisprudence claims that patriarchy (the system of interconnected relations and institutions that oppress women) infuses the legal system and all its workings, and that this is an unacceptable state of affairs.
Feminist jurisprudence usually frames its responses to traditional legal thought in terms of whether or not the critic is maintaining some commitment to the tradition or some particular feature of it.
www.iep.utm.edu /j/jurisfem.htm   (6429 words)

 "Jurisprudence" Defined
By science is understood that connexion of truths which is founded on principles either evident in themselves or capable of demonstration; a collection of truths of the same kind, arranged in methodical order.
In a more confined sense, jurisprudence is the practical science of giving a wise interpretation to the laws and making a just application of them to all cases as they arise.
In this sense, it is the habit of judging the same questions in the same manner and by this course of judgments forming precedents.
www.lectlaw.com /def/j025.htm   (144 words)

 Therapeutic Jurisprudence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
An interdisciplinary approach to legal scholarship that has a law reform agenda, therapeutic jurisprudence seeks to assess the therapeutic and counter-therapeutic consequences of law and how it is applied and to effect legal change designed to increase the former and diminish the latter.
The first international conference on therapeutic jurisprudence was held in Winchester, England in July of 1998, and the second international conference on therapeutic jurisprudence was held at the University of Cincinnati Law School on May 3-5, 2001.
He chaired a panel on therapeutic jurisprudence at the European Association of Psychology and Law held in Lisbon, Portugal, in June of 2001, and a TJ session held at the International Association of Law and Mental Health held in Amsterdam in July of 2002.
www.brucewinick.com /TherapeuticJurisprudence.htm   (874 words)

 Feminist jurisprudence - Wex
Feminist jurisprudence is a philosophy of law based on the political, economic, and social equality of sexes.
Laws affecting employment, divorce, reproductive rights, rape, domestic violence, and sexual harassment have all benefited from the analysis and insight of feminist jurisprudence.
Though feminists share common commitments to equality between men and women, feminist jurisprudence is not uniform.
www.law.cornell.edu /topics/feminist_jurisprudence.html   (536 words)

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The result was a jurisprudence that protected the rights of persons as well as any legal system in the modern world and better than most.
It created a jurisprudence and a set of norms that was the product of centuries of debate in the classroom, in the pages of books, in the courtroom, and in the chambers of legislative authority.
I would argue that a jurisprudence with roots sunk deeply in the long tradition of human experience and not limited by linguistic, political, cultural, and legal boundaries provides the best hope for a “proper constitution” that will respect the rights of all human beings.
faculty.cua.edu /pennington/Law508/Sovereignty.htm   (5729 words)

 The Jurisprudence of Polycentric Law
"Jurisprudence in its widest sense is the science of law."[2] This description leaves ample room for the jurisprudence of non-statist, or "polycentric," law.
Ignoring the jurisprudence of polycentric law is not rational however; it is simply ignorant.
[4] Pound calls this the job of "philosophical jurisprudence," which is "one form or side of the science of law, organized by philosophical method and directed chiefly to the ideal element of law and to a philosophical critique of legal institutions, legal doctrines, and legal precepts." Pound, 1 Jurisprudence 11 (West, 1959).
www.tomwbell.com /writings/JurisPoly.html   (14946 words)

The specific aim of Jurisprudence is providing relevant legal information, analyses and discussions on Czech, Slovak and European case law.
Jurisprudence monitors and writes upon issues which are relevant for the development of the legal system, legal certainty, legal unity and rule of law.
Authors agree with the publication of their article in Jurisprudence in the Czech or Slovak language and in the original language on the web-site www.jurisprudence.cz.
www.jurisprudence.cz /?t=s-en   (507 words)

 Jurisprudence Readings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Jurisprudence is a very idiosyncratic enterprise, and so this list of materials will no doubt strike some as eccentric.
It is my view that jurisprudence (legal theory) should have as its goal the improvement of law and the legal system, and that jurisprudence which does not is unethical.
The second theme, which is perhaps the pathology of contemporary jurisprudence, is the notion that judges exercise discretion in deciding novel cases, cases which fall in the "gaps" in the law.
gsulaw.gsu.edu /pwiseman/home_pages/Jurisprudence/readings.html   (574 words)

 The Claremont Institute: John C. Eastman
He is also the Director of the Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, a public interest law firm affiliated with the Claremont Institute for the Study of Statesmanship and Political Philosophy.
John Eastman, Director of the Claremont Institute's Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, testified before the U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence that the media is not exempt from provisions of the Espionage Act prohibiting the publication of classified information regarding U.S. intelligence capabilities.
John Eastman attributes the current corruption scandals in Congress to unconstitutional spending, and the failure of the Courts to enforce the Constitution's requirement that spending be for the "general," national welfare and not for local or regional benefit.
www.claremont.org /about/staff/eastman.html   (2716 words)

 Narrative Jurisprudence—More Introductory Propositions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Of the other contemporary schools of jurisprudence (and we might want to think of them as perspectives or orientations, in contrast to "schools"), it seems fair to say that law and economics scholars have shown no interest in narrative, indeed, economics read most literally might be seen as a non-narrative discipline, if not anti-narrative.
Feminist jurisprudence and critical race theory, unlike law and economics and critical legal studies, have both embraced stories and narratives, so much so that Richard Delgado (University of Colorado), a critical race theorist and narrativist, at times (annoyingly) claims that narrative jurisprudence arose from the scholarly practices of critical race theorists and feminist scholars.
Given the way feminist jurisprudence and critical race theory have embraced narrative (in theory and practice), it would be possible to explore both schools of jurisprudence from the perspective of the narratives they have produced and their theoretical writings about narrative.
www.wvu.edu /~lawfac/jelkins/juris02/juris02/intro2.html   (3283 words)

 Jurisprudence Law Essays and Dissertations
Austin's notion of law as orders backed by threats of sanctions, with the fundamental legitimacy of the legal system resting on a general 'habit of obedience', was so simplistic that it would have been difficult not to improve on it.
Teachers of jurisprudence in the United States largely ignored Austinian 'theory', preferring to concentrate attention on what legal rules do, can be made to do, by whom, and for what legitimate reason.
In The Concept of Law Austin's legal analysis is used not so much as a worthy opponent in debate but as a foil, by contrast with which Hart is able to construct a convincing model of law as a system of rules.
www.law-essays-uk.com /essaysamples/jurisprudencelawessay/hart.htm   (930 words)

 The Claremont Institute: Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence
The Director of the Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence is Dr. John C. Eastman, professor of constitutional law at the Chapman University School of Law.
John C. Eastman, director of the Claremont Institute's Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, filed a civil complaint in the Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday challenging the removal of the cross from the Los Angeles County Seal.
The Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence filed a new amicus brief before the United States Supreme Court on December 19, 2003, arguing that public acknowledgement of God was viewed by the founders as an essential component of the civic virtue necessary to sustain free government.
www.claremont.org /projects/jurisprudence   (1586 words)

 What is Jurisprudence?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
While recognizing that law is an area of professional study and practice we in the Yale Gordon College also see law as a fundamental index of human experience.
If accepted by the University of Baltimore's School of Law, upon completion of their junior year, students who are enrolled as undergraduate Jurisprudence majors may earn credits toward graduation in a combined program that leads to both the B.A. and J.D. degrees.
Jurisprudence majors select the appropriate number and combination of approved interdisciplinary courses in order to fulfill the degree requirements in consultation with an adviser.
www.ubalt.edu /lehs/jpla_1.html   (439 words)

 Defamation Law: Positive Jurisprudence
The positive jurisprudence of the past fifteen years has protected freedom of expression by denying certain bodies the right to bring suit, allowing heightened criticism of the government and public figures, establishing defenses that help reduce the chilling effect on the media, and requiring sanctions proportionate to the offense.
Although freedom of expression continues to be seriously abused in many countries, this jurisprudence demonstrates an effort to increase protection of political criticism and sets a model for future international reform.
According to the standards produced at the symposium, “Criminal defamation laws are frequently abused, being used in cases which do not involve the public interest and as a first, rather than last, resort.”[58] While ordinary people cannot afford to bring prosecutions, politicians and public officials often take advantage of them.
www.law.harvard.edu /students/orgs/hrj/iss13/docherty.shtml   (10212 words)

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