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(p. 1) Part I Legal Systems 

(p. 1) Part I Legal Systems

Scott Slorach

, Judith Embley

, Peter Goodchild

, and Catherine Shephard

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date: 18 June 2021

This chapter considers law as a concept and in its context. It examines key legal concepts such as law and morality, jurisprudence, the legitimacy of laws, the rule of law, and the separation of powers, looking at these in both theory and practice. It includes consideration of the virtue, duty, and consequentialist ethical theories, and legal theories including natural law, legal positivism, realism, and critical legal studies.

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