Legal Positivism Part I - WhatisLaw LegalPositivism Agenda...

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1/28/20141What is Law?Legal PositivismAgenda1. Announcements2. Review of Last Class3. Legal Positivism: John Austin’s VersionCriticisms of Austin4. Legal Positivism: H.L.A. Hart’s VersionLegal Positivism TheoryKey Assumptions…Law is known through the systematicobservation of a given societyThe question ofwhat law isis distinctfrom the question ofwhat law ought tobeA morally neutral description of law ispossible and desirable
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