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3. Dworkin: the moral integrity of law

3. Dworkin: the moral integrity of law  

Raymond Wacks

in Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Feb 2014
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9780191779664
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10.1093/actrade/9780199687008.003.0003
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3. Dworkin: the moral integrity of law
5. Law and society

5. Law and society  

Raymond Wacks

in Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Feb 2014
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5. Law and society
6. Critical legal theory

6. Critical legal theory  

Raymond Wacks

in Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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6. Critical legal theory
1. Law’s roots

1. Law’s roots  

Raymond Wacks

in Law: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Sep 2015
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9780191807657
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1. Law’s roots Board a bus. The law is there. You have almost certainly entered into a contract to pay the fare to your destination. Alight before you have paid, and the long arm of the criminal law may be expected to pursue you. The bus is involved in an accident. The law is ready to determine who is responsible for the injury you sustained.
4. Courts

4. Courts  

Raymond Wacks

in Law: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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4. Courts Courts personify the law. In the more grandiloquent accounts of law and the legal system, judges are its custodians, guardians of its values: sentinels of justice and fair play. Yet we do think of judges as embodying fairness, evenhandedness, and impartiality. And an independent judiciary is an important hallmark of the rule of law. The jurist, Ronald Dworkin, memorably observed that ‘courts are the capitals of law’s empire, and judges are its princes’.
7. Understanding law: a very short epilogue

7. Understanding law: a very short epilogue  

Raymond Wacks

in Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Feb 2014
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7. Understanding law: a very short epilogue
1. The legal history of Indian tribes

1. The legal history of Indian tribes  

G. Edward White

in American Legal History: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2013
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9780199375240
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1. The legal history of Indian tribes
Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction

Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Raymond Wacks

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A Very Short Introduction
6. Hermeneutics and law

6. Hermeneutics and law  

Jens Zimmermann

in Hermeneutics: A Very Short Introduction

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9780191781582
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10.1093/actrade/9780199685356.003.0006
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6. Hermeneutics and law
5. Lawyers

5. Lawyers  

Raymond Wacks

in Law: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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5. Lawyers Lawyers are an essential—if unloved—feature of every developed legal system. They are vilified, mocked, and disparaged. The humour of a multitude of lawyer jokes springs from their assault on lawyers’ venality, dishonesty, and insensitivity. One jibe asks: ‘How can you tell when a lawyer is lying?’ The answer: ‘His lips are moving’. Another sardonically laments: ‘Isn’t it a shame how 99 per cent of lawyers give the whole profession a bad name?’ And Mark Twain is reputed to have quipped: ‘It is interesting to note that criminals have multiplied of late, and lawyers have also; but I repeat

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