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The English word “law” refers to limits upon various forms of behavior. Some laws are descriptive: they simply describe how people, or even natural phenomena, usually behave. An example is the rather consistent law of gravity; another is the less consistent laws of economics. Other laws are prescriptive - they prescribe how people ought to behave. For example, the speed limits imposed upon drivers that prescribe how fast we should drive. They rarely describe how fast we actually do drive, of course...

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Eternal Law and Human Law

Eternal Law and Human Law As humans live in this world, laws and regulations are strictly enforced for the justice, safety, and rights of the humans. Whether those laws are eternal or temporal, all laws require standards. Saint Augustine’s On the Free Choice of the Will discusses these standards and defines what each laws mean. Most importantly, Augustine argues that eternal law is necessary for temporal law to exist and for the nation to function properly. I agree with Augustine’s argument on...

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Law and Morality in English Law

Discuss the relationship between law and morals and whether law should uphold moral values? Phil Harris in an introduction to law defines a society’s ‘code of morality’ as a set of beliefs, values, principles and a standard of behaviour. A compliance with these rules is not compulsory and not required by the state. People are influenced by their family, friend’s religion. However, they could consider from themselves what they believe to be moral or immoral in their view, because a society is pluralistic...

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Written Law and Unwritten Law

The Difference between Written and Unwritten Constitution are as follows: Written Constitution: Written constitution is one which is found in one or more than one legal documents duly enacted in the form of laws. It is precise, definite and systematic. It is the result of the conscious and deliberate efforts of the people. It is framed by a representative body duly elected by the people at a particular period in history. It is always promulgated on a specific date in history. The Constitution...

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Rule of law

1.0 Introduction The rule of law is fundamental in any society where human rights are to be protected. The word rule comes from “règle” and law from “lagu” roughly translating to “supremacy of law”.1It is a mechanism for safeguarding human rights by guaranteeing them legally and at the same time providing a means for redressal where violations occur. The most important application of the rule of law is the principle that government authority is legitimately exercised in accordance with...

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law

Florence Low Poh Geok Program / Intake: BCom27 Module: Commercial Law Lecturer: Daniel Theyagu Student ID: 32736209 Program Manager: Hazel Ong / Ang Kang Ling Total Words Count: 1998 Question 1A The legal point in question is whether Leila advertisement constitutes a binding contract and that she go can back on her promise of paying the reward $50 to Julie for returning the gold chain and locket to her. Relevant principle of law relating to this issue is that an advertisement made to the world...

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Breaking the Law

Breaking the Law Throughout history many situations have called for noble individuals to break the law to stand up for a particular belief or idea. Two Individuals from the text that have done this successfully are Martin Luther King Jr. and Thomas Jefferson. Today in our society there are hardly any forms of acceptable disobedience to the law without large support groups that can make a change. Choosing to overthrow the government such as Jefferson and the continental congress did or choosing...

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Babylonian Law vs. Modern Law

Max Sleeth Mr. Katz – P-6 10/16/12 Babylonian Law Essay (Rewritten) While few written texts exist from the Babylonian Empire of 1800 B.C documenting their history, there are many contracts detailing their laws. Several passages even include laws and customs. A great Babylonian King, Hammurabi, was successful in establishing a rule of exemplary law for his Kingdom. These laws provided women with the position of being free and dignified, protections for the weak and poor from oppression, and the...

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law and morality

Law and Morality 1 Lecture 1 Ancient Athens (3rd-4th century BC) Country on its own, city had a border like a wall around it 3 ways of organizing this rules 1. The king decides it (monarchy) 2. Handful of rich people make a decision in a closed committee 3. Democracy (small number of rich people, not everyone necessarily, but broader number of people Athens known as a democracy Average citizen played a central role in making the laws what they are There are many court sessions regularly...

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Career in Law.

the case is not same when we talk about a law student. With broader outlook, intense knowledge, foresight and leadership traits a law student stands apart. With specialized knowledge of law and a sum total of all the scientific studies and noble articulates of humanity lawyer stands amidst intellectual pool. These qualities develop a dynamic character and an outstanding personality which opens the gate towards innumerable carrier opportunities for a law student. In aisle of life, with hundreds of...

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