Natural Law and Natural Rights

Natural Law and Natural Rights Author John Finnis
ISBN-10 9780199599134
Year 2011-04-07
Pages 494
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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Natural Law and Natural Rights is widely recognised as a seminal contribution to the philosophy of law, and an essential reference point for all students of the subject. This new edition includes a substantial postscript by the author responding to thirty years of comment, criticism, and further work in the field.

The Concept of Law

The Concept of Law Author HLA Hart
ISBN-10 9780199644704
Year 2012-10-25
Pages 333
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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The Concept of Law is one of the most influential texts in English-language jurisprudence. 50 years after its first publication its relevance has not diminished and in this third edition, Leslie Green adds an introduction that places the book in a contemporary context, highlighting key questions about Hart's arguments and outlining the main debates it has prompted in the field. The complete text of the second edition is replicated here, including Hart'sPostscript, with fully updated notes to include modern references and further reading.

Contract Theory

Contract Theory Author Stephen A. Smith
ISBN-10 9780191018817
Year 2004-03-25
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher OUP Oxford
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This book is both an examination of, and a contribution to, our understanding of the theoretical foundations of the common law of contract. Focusing on contemporary debates in contract theory, Contract Theory aims to help readers better understand the nature and justification of the general idea of contractual obligation, as well as the nature and justification of the particular rules that make up the law of contract. The book is in three parts. Part I introduces the idea of 'contract theory', and presents a framework for identifying, classifying, and evaluating contract theories. Part II describes and evaluates the most important general theories of contract; examples include promissory theories, reliance-based theories, and economic theories. In Part III, the theoretical issues raised by the various specific doctrines that make up the law of contract (e.g., offer and acceptance, consideration, mistake, remedies, etc.) are examined in separate chapters. The legal focus of the book is the common law of the United Kingdom, but the theoretical literature discussed is international in origin; the arguments discussed are thus relevant to understanding the law of other common law jurisdictions and, in many instances, to understanding the law of civil law jurisdictions as well.

Introduction to Company Law

Introduction to Company Law Author Paul Lyndon Davies
ISBN-10 9780199601325
Year 2010-09-23
Pages 322
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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Part of the 'Clarendon Law Series' this volume offers a concise introduction to company law. It sets out the five key functions of company law, as well as examining how to maximise the benefits whilst minimising the costs of creating a company.

The Conflict of Laws

The Conflict of Laws Author Adrian Briggs
ISBN-10 9780191668630
Year 2013-04-25
Pages 434
Language en
Publisher OUP Oxford
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Adrian Briggs' invaluable introduction to the study of the conflict of laws provides a survey and analysis of the rules of private international law as they apply in England. The volume covers general principles, jurisdiction, and the effect of foreign judgments; choice of law for contractual and non-contractual obligations, the private international law of property, of persons, and of corporations. It does so in a manner which explains and illuminates the principles which underpin the subject in a clear and coherent fashion, as the wealth of literature, case law, and legislation often obscures the architecture of the subject and unnecessarily complicates study. This new edition organizes its material in light of European legislation on private international law, reflecting the shift towards understanding private international law as European law with a common law background instead of common law with European legislative influences. The author's approach is focused on the law and avoids the more abstract theory; as the theory of the conflict of laws is actually to be found in and by applying the legislation and jurisprudence to the cases and issues which arise in private international litigation and legal advice.

The Concept of Law

The Concept of Law Author Herbert Lionel Adolphus Hart
ISBN-10 9780199644698
Year 2012-10-25
Pages 333
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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The Concept of Law is one of the most influential texts in English-language jurisprudence. 50 years after its first publication its relevance has not diminished and in this third edition, Leslie Green adds an introduction that places the book in a contemporary context, highlighting key questions about Hart's arguments and outlining the main debates it has prompted in the field. The complete text of the second edition is replicated here, including Hart'sPostscript, with fully updated notes to include modern references and further reading.

International Law

International Law Author Vaughan Lowe
ISBN-10 9780199230839
Year 2007-09-27
Pages 298
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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"It covers all the main areas of International Law, such as International Economic Law, International Environmental Law, and the ways International Law deals with different types of armed conflict. It also concludes with a short chapter examining the prospects for International Law."--BOOK JACKET.

Reading HLA Hart s The Concept of Law

Reading HLA Hart s  The Concept of Law Author Luís Duarte d'Almeida
ISBN-10 9781782252160
Year 2014-07-18
Pages 318
Language en
Publisher A&C Black
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More than 50 years after it was first published, The Concept of Law remains the most important work of legal philosophy in the English-speaking world. In this volume, written for both students and specialists, 13 leading scholars look afresh at Hart's great book. Unique in format, the volume proceeds sequentially through all the main ideas in The Concept of Law: each contributor addresses a single chapter of Hart's book, critically discussing its arguments in light of subsequent developments in the field. Four concluding essays assess the continued relevance for jurisprudence of the 'persistent questions' identified by Hart at the beginning of The Concept of Law. The collection also includes Hart's 'Answers to Eight Questions', written in 1988 and never before published in English. Contributors include Timothy Endicott, Richard HS Tur, Pavlos Eleftheriadis, John Gardner, Grant Lamond, Nicos Stavropoulos, Leslie Green, John Tasioulas, Jeremy Waldron, John Finnis, Frederick Schauer, Pierluigi Chiassoni and Nicola Lacey.

Land Law

Land Law Author Elizabeth Cooke
ISBN-10 9780199653232
Year 2012-06-28
Pages 265
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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Written by the Law Commissioner responsible for land law, this second edition is an invaluable resource for students new to the subject. It provides a clear overview of the subject, details key cases, and offers both a clear explanation of how the law works and insights into how property lawyers think.

Essays in Jurisprudence and Philosophy

Essays in Jurisprudence and Philosophy Author H. L. A. Hart
ISBN-10 9780191018725
Year 1983-11-24
Pages 404
Language en
Publisher OUP Oxford
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This important collection of essays includes Professor Hart's first defense of legal positivism; his discussion of the distinctive teaching of American and Scandinavian jurisprudence; an examination of theories of basic human rights and the notion of "social solidarity," and essays on Jhering, Kelsen, Holmes, and Lon Fuller.

Discrimination Law

Discrimination Law Author Sandra Fredman
ISBN-10 9780199584420
Year 2011-05-26
Pages 348
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press on Demand
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A highly readable introduction to equality law and how it has adjusted to new and complex problems. Including an historical overview and comparative analysis, it thematically illuminates and discusses the major issues in discrimination law. This edition incorporates recent changes to the law, most importantly the Equality Act 2010.

The Anthropology of Law

The Anthropology of Law Author Fernanda Pirie
ISBN-10 9780199696840
Year 2013-10
Pages 268
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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Questions about the nature of law, its relationship with custom, and the distinctive form of legal rules, categories, and reasoning, are placed at the centre of this introduction to the anthropology of law. It brings empirical scholarship within the scope of legal philosophy, while suggesting new avenues of inquiry for the anthropologist. Going beyond the functional and instrumental aspects of law that underlie traditional ethnographic studies of order and conflict resolution, The Anthropology of Law considers contemporary debates on human rights and new forms of property, but also delves into the rich corpus of texts and codes studied by legal historians, classicists, and orientalist scholars. Studies of the great legal systems of ancient China, India, and the Islamic world, unjustly neglected by anthropologists, are examined alongside forms of law created on their peripheries. The coutumes of medieval Europe, the codes drawn up by tribal groups in Tibet and the Yemen, village laws on both sides of the Mediterranean, and the intricate codes of saga in Iceland provide rich empirical detail for the author's analysis of the cross-cultural importance of the form of law, as text or rule, and the relative marginality of its functions as an instrument of government or foundation of social order. Carefully-selected examples shed new light upon the interrelations and distinctions between law, custom, and justice. Gradually an argument unfolds concerning the tensions between legalistic thought and argument, and the ideological or aspirational claims to embody justice, morality, and religious truth which lie at the heart of what we think of as law.

Public Law

Public Law Author Adam Tomkins
ISBN-10 9780191018602
Year 2003-07-17
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher OUP Oxford
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Written in the well-established tradition of the Clarendon Law Series, Public Law offers a stimulating re-interpretation of the central themes and problems of English constitutional law. It offers full consideration of the historical development of public law. This book is an introduction that will be especially appealing to the enquiring student who is looking to reflect critically on the assumptions underpinning the standard presentation of the subject.Written throughout in an engaging and accessible style, Public Law examines the issues of power and accountability that are central to constitutional and administrative law. Among the topics considered are the unwritten nature of the constitution, the changing relationship between the law and the politics of the constitution, the separation of powers, the enduring influence of the crown, the role and functions of Parliament, questions of responsible government, and the law of judicialreview and human rights.

Personal Property Law

Personal Property Law Author Michael G. Bridge
ISBN-10 0199254761
Year 2002
Pages 206
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
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This new addition to the Clarendon Law Series offers an authoritative and concise introduction to personal property law. Ideal for those coming to the subject for the first time, it provides a succinct but comprehensive overview of the subject. Written by a significant figure in the field, this clear and critical account of the principles of Personal Property Law will also be of interest to academics. Providing a definition of personal property law, the author demonstrates why an understanding of the principles of personal property is important. In defining the various types, he discusses the common law interests (ownership and possession) and in the process deals with the proprietary characteristic of bailment. There is also an outline discussion of equitable interests. Michael Bridge describes the means by which the common law protects interests in personal property, and discusses the ways in which interests are conveyed at common law. He examines the rule of 'nemodat quod non habet' with its various exceptions, and in treating the assignment of choices in action compares it with negotiability. Finally, there is an introduction to security over personal property in the form of lien, pledge, charge, and mortgage. Important changes since the first edition include the Sale of Goods (Amendment) Act 1995 and the Treasure Act 1996.

Equity

Equity Author Sarah Worthington
ISBN-10 0199290504
Year 2006
Pages 354
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
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This second edition of Sarah Worthington's Equity maintains the clear ambitions of the first. It sets out the basic principles of equity, and illustrates them by reference to commercial and domestic examples of their operation. The book comprehensively and succinctly describes the role of equity in creating and developing rights and obligations, remedies and procedures that differ in important ways from those provided by the common law itself. Worthington delivers a complete reworking of the material traditionally described as equity. In doing this, she provides a thorough examination of the fundamental principles underpinning equity's most significant incursions into the modern law of property, contract, tort, and unjust enrichment. In addition, she exposes the possibilities, and the need, for coherent substantive integration of common law and equity. Such integration she perceives as crucial to the continuing success of the modern common law legal system. This book provides an accessible and elementary exploration of equity's place in our modern legal system, whilst also tackling the most taxing and controversial questions which our dual system of law and equity raises. The second edition now includes footnote references to the leading cases in the area. Each chapter also provides a short list of key cases, and a selective biography chosen for its ability to provoke debate about the principal controversies exposed in the chapter. These additions are designed to guide and stimulate students and practitioners in their engagement with the subject.