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Unformatted text preview: Chapter One Nature of Law LeCrone--BL 3305 2 Outline I. Schools of Jurisprudential Thought A. Natural Law School B. Positivist School C. Legal Realist II. Sources of Law A. English Common Law B. Common Law LeCrone--BL 3305 3 Outline Con’t. I. Classification of Law A. Substantive v. Procedural Law B. Public v. Private Law C. Civil v. Criminal Law a) Remedies at Law D. Statutes (Legislative Law) E. Administrative Law II. Citations LeCrone--BL 3305 4 Schools of Jurisprudential Thought Natural Law School –legal system should reflect universal moral and ethical principles that are inherent in human nature. Positivist School— believes there can be no higher law than the laws of a country at a particular point in time. Individuals have no natural rights, instead men have only those rights acquired as a result of society’s rules LeCrone--BL 3305 5 Schools of Jurisprudential Thought Legal Realists— feels judges should tailor their decisions to take account of the specific circumstances of each case. further states different outcomes will result because of the unique personality traits of the...
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This note was uploaded on 03/08/2010 for the course BL 3305 taught by Professor Nunley during the Fall '09 term at Baylor.

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Chapter_1 - Chapter One Nature of Law LeCrone-BL 3305 2...

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