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Legal studies exam - October 3 2009 1 Through the mans experience in Before the Law Kafka presents the picture of the law as something the nobles

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October 3, 2009 1. Through the man’s experience in Before the Law, Kafka presents the picture of the law as something the nobles do. To others, the law in unattainable and confusing to understand the concepts of law. 2. One example of this approach to studying law and society is Ewick and Silbey’s study of the Millie Simpson case. In the beginning of the case, Millie had a lot of faith in the law and it’s protection of the people. Since she did not understand how the legal system worked, the law affected her negatively and she was eventually punished for a law she didn’t commit, causing her to lose trust in the law. 3. In the case of the Speluncean Explorers, Justice Trupenny believes the defendents are guilty. He believes the defendents should receive executive clemency, but he does not feel it is right to make exceptions based on this case, because he does not want this to lead to others disrespecting the law. Overall he does not feel the law can be disregarded, and must be interpreted separately from justice. Justice Foster had two arguments, one of them is he believed the defendant’s were in a state of
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2011 for the course LEGAL 250 taught by Professor Holmes during the Fall '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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Legal studies exam - October 3 2009 1 Through the mans experience in Before the Law Kafka presents the picture of the law as something the nobles

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