Business law 225
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Black's law Defintion of LAW
is a body of rules of action or conduct prescribed by controlling authority, and having binding legal force. that which must be obeyed and followed by citizens subject to sanctions or legal consequence.
Primary functions served by the law in the this country are?
- 1.keeping the peace, which includes making certain activies crimes
- 2.shaping moral standards
- 3.Promoting social justice
- 4.mainting the status quo
- 5.Facilitating orderly change
- 6.Facilitating planning
- 7.Providing a basis for compromise
- 8.Maximizing Freedom
The philosphy or science of the law
moral theory of law
law should be based on morality and ethics
Natural law school
law is based on what is correct
maintains that law is shaped by logic
asserts that the law is a means of achieving and advancing certain sociological goals
believe that the law is a set of rules developed, communicated, and enforeced by the ruling party rather than a refalection of the societys morality,history logic and sociaology.this school maintains that the law changes when the ruling class changes
schools of jurisprudential thought
natural law of school,historcal, analytical, sociological, command, critical legal studies
critical legal studies
purposes that legal rules are unnecessary and are used as an obstacle by the powerful to maintain the status quo
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