On Coming to Law - An Introduction to Law in Liberal Societies, 3rd Edition
This title provides an introduction to the processes and structure of law from the perspectives of those who experience the law as participants. It focuses on the laws rationale, its institutional character and the burdens it imposes on the entire legal community.
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On Coming to Law provides an introduction to the processes and structure of law from the perspectives of those - lawyers, law professors, judges and law students - who experience the law as participants in its institutions and practices. Focusing on the law's rationale, its institutional character and the burdens which it imposes on the entire legal community, On Coming to Law articulates the virtues of the Western Legal Tradition and the Rule of Law.
This new edition refines and expands upon these complex and subtle interrelations, and adds diagrams to illustrate certain fundamentally important concepts and conceptions
Table of contents
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
About the Author
Prologue - The Passions of Legal Education: Confrontation and Decision
Part I - Describing Law
Chapter 1: What is Law?
Chapter 2: The Structure of the Legal Community
Chapter 3: The Source and Resources of Law
Chapter 4: Legal Argument and Law's Craft
Chapter 5: The Law Question
Part II - Explaining Law
Chapter 6: Founding Our Law
Chapter 7: The Vocabulary of Limited Government: A Political Primer
Chapter 8: Rule of Law: The Institutions of Limited Government
Chapter 9: The Bodies of the Law
Part III - Living the Law
Chapter 10: The Lawyer's Honourable Office
Conclusion: Taking It Personally
Epilogue: The Decline of Law
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