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  Jewish Law - Commentary ("Justice Barak Unbound")
Two prime examples of this effort, highlighted in Israeli law journals, are his transformation of the legal concepts of "standing" and "justiciability." To appreciate what Barak has done to these seemingly technical doctrines is to appreciate the aggressive nature of his efforts.
Justice Barak has successfully attacked and diluted the principle of standing in Israeli jurisprudence so that it is virtually non-existent.
As for institutional non-justiciability, Barak asserts that a court’s decision not to hear a case and leave an issue to the political branches of government is the ultimate political decision on the part of the judiciary.
www.jlaw.com /Commentary/JusticeBarak.html   (913 words)

 Schacht. Law and Justice
The law was magical in so far as the rules of investigation and evidence were dominated by sacral procedures, such as divination, oath, and curse; and it was profane in so far as even penal law was reduced to questions of compensation and payment.
It is, of course, true that many rules of Islamic law, particularly in the law of family and in the law of inheritance, not to mention worship and ritual, were, in the nature of things, based on the Qur'an and, we must assume, on the example of Muhammad from the very beginning.
The pious specialists on the sacred law were heId in respect both by the public and the rulers, and they owed their authority to their singleminded concern with the ideal of a life according to the tenets of Islam.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/med/schacht.html   (9323 words)

 Law and Justice - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
PiS has presented project for constitutional changes which includes, among others: allowing the president the right to pass laws by decree (when prompted to do so by the Cabinet), a reduction of the number of members of the Sejm and Senat, and removal of constitutional bodies overseeing the media and monetary policy.
In addition, the Ministry of Justice (headed by Zbigniew Ziobro) has ordered local prosecution offices to investigate if ‘any crimes of a pedophile nature have been committed by homosexual persons’ in their respective areas.
The party was created on a wave of popularity gained by Lech Kaczyński, while heading the Polish Ministry of Justice (June 2000 to July 2001) in the AWS-led government, although local committees began appearing from March 22, 2001).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Law_and_Justice   (1615 words)

 Justice and the Law   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The making of federal laws entails many steps: from legal drafting to tabling and discussion in Parliament, to enactment and then to the drafting of regulations which define their application and enforcement.
The Department's responsibilities reflect the dual role of the Minister of Justice, who is also the Attorney General of Canada; while the Minister is concerned with questions of policy and their relation to the justice system, the Attorney General is the chief law officer of the Crown.
The Federation of Law Societies of Canada is the umbrella organization of the fourteen Law Societies in Canada which govern the legal professionals.
www.justice.gc.ca /en/jl/index.html   (1767 words)

 Justice and the Law   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The making of federal laws entails many steps: from legal drafting to tabling and discussion in Parliament, to enactment and then to the drafting of regulations which define their application and enforcement.
The Department's responsibilities reflect the dual role of the Minister of Justice, who is also the Attorney General of Canada; while the Minister is concerned with questions of policy and their relation to the justice system, the Attorney General is the chief law officer of the Crown.
The Federation of Law Societies of Canada is the umbrella organization of the fourteen Law Societies in Canada which govern the legal professionals.
canada.justice.gc.ca /en/jl/index.html   (1755 words)

 Law & Justice Solutions | ciber.com
Law and Justice Solutions provides teams of skilled support experts to work on-site at the criminal justice agencies.
Law and Justice Solutions joins forces with leading inmate management software providers to provide the best software, integration, and technical services to agencies responsible for booking, corrections and jail management.
Other clients that have turned to CIBER for law and justice expertise include Santa Clara County, California; the County of Sacramento; the City of Phoenix; and the State of Alaska.
www.ciber.com /services/stategov/law/start.cfm   (623 words)

 Juvenile justice - Wex
Juvenile justice is the area of criminal law applicable to persons not old enough to be held responsible for criminal acts.
Juvenile law is mainly governed by state law and most states have enacted a juvenile code.
The stated purpose of the act is to assist states and local communities in providing community based preventative services to youths in danger of becoming delinquent, to help train individuals in occupations providing such services, and to provide technical assistance in the field.
www.law.cornell.edu /topics/juvenile.html   (366 words)

 FBL: School of Law and Justice - School Profile
The School of Law and Justice @ ECU is a unique, leading-edge law and justice school.
The School of Law and Justice is celebrating advice from the Legal Practice Board of WA that the third year of its Bachelor of Laws program has received full approval.
The Head of the School of Law and Justice, Associate Professor Mark Stoney, said that the School’s participation in this conference is important since “it is a topic that ties in well with our courses, and our focus on the social context of the law in the community”.
www.law.ecu.edu.au   (2510 words)

 Albany Law School   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Incorporating a law degree with a graduate degree in another field is a powerful combination.
Albany Law School's award-winning Clinic combines theory and practice through its in-house public interest law firm, providing free legal services to eligible clients in the Capital Region.
Law interns represent real clients in actual cases under the close supervision of faculty members and attorneys in one of five in-house projects.
www.als.edu /sub.php?navigation_id=647   (264 words)

 Law and Justice
U.S. Department of Justice--the Department of Justice serves as counsel for the citizens of the United States while fighting crime, safeguarding consumers, and enforcing civil rights, drug and immigration laws.
Federal Bureau of Investigation--The Federal Bureau of Investigation is the principal investigative arm of the United States Department of Justice providing leadership and law enforcement assistance to federal, state, local and international agencies.
Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics Compiled from more than 100 sources, the Sourcebook is presented in six sections (system characteristics, public opinion, offenses known, arrests, judicial processing, and corrections), containing almost 700 tables.
www.usa.no /usa/law.html   (1052 words)

 The American Jewish Academy for Law and Justice   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The Academy, a project of The New York Center for Law and Justice, Inc., is a law center dedicated to preparing students to enter careers in law and public service, while encouraging attorneys to expand their practices to include work in the field of human rights and access to justice.
The Academy hopes to inform the judgment of this next generation of leaders through the thoughtful teaching of Jewish values and the development of sensitivity to those ethical and moral demands that ought to animate the life of a modern, democratic nation.
In seeking legal redress for others, we honor the Biblical charge that "justice, justice you shall pursue." We are guided by the historic search for freedom that has defined the human experience.
www.lawjusticecenter.org /about.htm   (291 words)

Issue 150 included articles on the law of religious hatred, the relevance of Old Testament Law and the law and theology of assisted suicide, and case notes on judicial interference with government decisions in terrorist cases and censorship of party political broadcasts.
Subtitled "The Christian Law Review" it offers a fundamental critique, from a non-denominational viewpoint, of what is happening in the law and through the law, examining ethical foundations and analysing problems and trends.
The Journal also publishes special issues dealing with law and education, law and the family, law and the environment and law and medical ethics.
www.lawandjustice.org.uk /LAWJUSTICE2.htm   (651 words)

 Grants for Nonprofits : Law and Criminal Justice
BJA is authorized to award grants to states for use by states and units of local government to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system—with emphasis on violent crime and serious offenders—and enforce state and local laws that establish offenses similar to those in the federal Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 802(6) et seq.).
Provides a "helpful guide" for law enforcement Officials who are interested in writing "grant Proposals" to obtain specialized or high technology surveillance equipment for their respective departments.
Covers funding for both traditional areas of the law, such as administrative law, civil law, constitutional law, criminal law, environmental law, and international law as well as sociolegal studies including legal anthropology, bioethics, sociology of law, legal history, philisophy of law, law and economics, and law and society.
www.lib.msu.edu /harris23/grants/2law.htm   (3567 words)

 Texas Southern University  > Institutes & Programs  > Environmental Law & Justice Center
The Environmental Law and Justice Center is a public interest, environmental project founded in 1994 to lend the expertise and commitment of the Civil Rights and Environmental Movement to disenfranchised minority and low-income communities in Texas and neighboring states throughout the South, burdened by various environmental abuses.
The Environmental Law and Justice Center is committed to the idea that quality education and dedicated community services to the underrepresented in our society must work together, whenever feasible, to advance the concept of equal justice under the law.
The foremost purpose of the Environmental Law and Justice Center-in addition to providing services to impacted communities-is to offer students the opportunity to examine legal/ethical issues involving contaminated and/or exposed populations.
www.tsu.edu /academics/law/programs/environmental.asp   (880 words)

 American Center for Law and Justice, Regent University School of Law
Regent law students have the unique opportunity to observe and participate in one of our country's foremost public interest law firms, the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ).
With one of its primary offices located on the campus of Regent University, law students may obtain volunteer and paid positions to assist ACLJ staff attorneys as they provide legal services for clients involved in pro-family and pro-liberty cases from across the United States.
Regent law students also have the opportunity to enroll in elective courses taught by Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel for ACLJ and other ACLJ attorneys who are adjunct members of the School of Law faculty.
www.regent.edu /acad/schlaw/academics/aclj.cfm   (198 words)

 Georgetown Law - Criminal Justice Clinic
The Criminal Justice Clinic, one of the fourteen clinics at Georgetown University Law Center, seeks to provide legal representation to defendants charged with committing misdemeanors and a rich experiential and classroom learning program for law students.
The premise of clinical education is that students learn best when theory is actually applied in the practice of law, and students reflect upon their performance and related issues.
Students in the Criminal Justice Clinic represent defendants in misdemeanor cases in the District of Columbia Superior Court and residents of the Lorton prison in post-conviction matters.
www.law.georgetown.edu /clinics/cjc   (243 words)

 Washington State Association of Counties - Law and Justice
In order to cover criminal justice costs, many counties are forced to short-change other programs essential to the well being of their residents.
Counties will work to gain adequate funding for all essential law and justice services, and to remove unnecessary or overly burdensome state requirements on the law and justice system.
Counties support the increase in flexibility of state and federal juvenile justice funds through consolidation of funds and continued use of block grant approaches especially as the level of those funds remains stable.
www.wacounties.org /wsac/policy_lawjustice.htm   (1206 words)

 Law and Justice Foundation - Justice Awards
Now in their eighth year, the Justice Awards recognise the contributions individuals have made to improving access to justice in NSW, particularly for socially and economically disadvantaged people.
The 2006 Justice Awards were presented on 31 October 2006.
The 2006 Law and Justice Address was delivered by The Rgt.
www.lawfoundation.net.au /justice_awards/thisyear.html   (103 words)

 Taylor University Fort Wayne: Academics: Academic Departments: Department of Justice Studies: Programs: BA / BS in Law ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The Law and Justice degree is designed for those wanting to attend law school.
This degree is designed to provide students with a broad based liberal arts education, which most law schools desire of their applicants.
The degree requires several law and criminal justice courses, providing a thorough understanding of the criminal justice system.
fw.taylor.edu /academics/departments/jus/programs/lju   (221 words)

 Law.com - At International Law Convention, Justice Kennedy Focuses on Genocide
On Thursday, Justice Anthony Kennedy, who has been a lightning rod in the debate, addressed the convention and barely mentioned the issue, preferring instead to focus on the topic of genocide ­-- and how lawyers have a responsibility to work against it.
The justice, indicating he has embarked on a personal study of genocide, lamented the fact that the massacre of 800,000 people in Rwanda a dozen years ago "happened on our watch." He called on international lawyers to hold nations and international organizations to account as a way to prevent such conduct in the future.
In 2004, Justice Antonin Scalia came to the association to offer a counterpoint, asserting that international law was "never relevant" to the interpretation of the U.S. Constitution.
www.law.com /jsp/article.jsp?id=1143725007704   (415 words)

 Law and Justice
The rule of law affirms that those who make the laws are obliged to obey the laws.
Countless violations of the law or of administrative procedures by elected and appointed officials are annually reported by Israel’s State comptroller, yet virtually nothing is done to bring the culprits to justice.
Consistent with the Foundations of Law Act of 1980, and as stated by Professor Menachem Elon, former Deputy President of the Supreme Court, Jewish Law should be “primus inter pares” (first among equals) vis-a-vis English and American law in Israeli jurisprudence.
www.jewishmag.com /69mag/lawjustice/lawjustice.htm   (1035 words)

 SCU - Law & Justice - Home
Justice Kirby, one of Australia’s longest serving judicial officers, delivered the keynote address ‘A Decade on the High Court’ at the inaugural Michael Kirby Lecture Series, hosted by Southern Cross University’s School of Law and Justice on Friday 30 March 2007.
Such growth necessitated the construction of the new Law building, which was officially opened during Foundation Day Ceremonies at the University on 18 September 1996 by the Governor-General, Sir William Deane.
Accredited Law degree for admission to Practice Law as a solicitor or barrister.
www.scu.edu.au /schools/lawj   (439 words)

 Environmental Law & Justice Clinic - Environmental Law - JD Program - Academic Law Programs - School of Law - Golden ...
In 1994, Golden Gate was one of the first law schools in the country to establish an environmental justice clinic.
The clinic's work on behalf of environmental justice communities and in the field of clinical legal education has been recognized locally and nationally.
The project combines legal and technical expertise with the clinic's environmental justice approach, allowing the staff to provide the clients an analysis of complex air laws, permitting and enforcement issues and appropriate legal strategies.
www.ggu.edu /school_of_law/academic_law_programs/jd_program/environmental_law/environmental_law_justice_clinic   (1004 words)

 Law & Justice Blog Edwin Jacobs
Marcel Storme, advocaat in Gent en voorzitter van de International Association Procedural Law, Ere-Voorzitter van de Vlaamse Juristenvereniging, en voormalig (1963 tot 1995) hoogleraar procesrecht aan de Gentse Rechtsfaculteit.
Het gerecht is het laatste bolwerk voor de bescherming van de rechtsstaat.
Het is op dit ogenblik nog niet duidelijk wat de exacte plannen zijn maar wie de situatie in België kent, volgt deze Nederlandse voornemens met argusogen.
lawjustice.blogspot.com   (2678 words)

 Georgetown Law - Juvenile Justice Clinic
The Juvenile Justice Clinic provides legal representation to adolescents charged with committing misdemeanors or felonies as well as an experiential and classroom learning program for law students.
To teach law students how to think independently, to synthesize facts and legal principles, and to plan litigation strategies.
To develop a law student's ability to analyze the substantive law and to determine its appropriateness.
www.law.georgetown.edu /clinics/jjc   (101 words)

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