MGMT 271 STUDY - I. Introduction to Law a. Definitions of...

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I.Introduction to Lawa.Definitions of Lawi.Definition1.A body of rules which are meant to serve as guides for goodbehavior2.Sir William Blackstone - “That rule of action which is prescribed bysome superior and which the inferior is bound to obey”3.A system of social control, designed to achieve a goodsociety4.Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes- “The law is a prophecy of what acourt will in fact decide.”b.Philosophies and Theories of Lawi.Natural Law1.A system of rules and principles for the guidance of humanconduct that existed independently of enacted law.2.Right rules of law already exist from the source of God, whichhumans have to discover using rational intelligenceii.Positive Law1.Explains how man-made laws come to be made and enforced\2.Dominated theory of law in 20th century3.Originated by Immanuel Kant, fully explicated by Hans Kelsen4.Law is a process1.There is a widely acknowledged starting principle (ie. theGolden Rule)2.

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Term
Fall
Professor
WARNER
Tags
Law, Civil Law, Jurisprudence, Oliver Wendell Holmes

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