Understanding Jurisprudence: An Introduction to Legal Theory

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Understanding Jurisprudence by Raymond Wacks adopts a novel approach to this challenging subject; It reveals the nature of legal theory with clarity, enthusiasm, and wit, without avoiding its complexities and subtleties. The author provides an illuminating guide to the central questions of legal theory. An experienced teacher of jurisprudence and distinguished writer in the field, his approach is stimulating, accessible, and even entertaining.

The concept of law lies at the heart of our social and political life. Jurisprudence explores the concept of law and its role in society. It elucidates its meaning and its relation to the universal questions of justice, rights, and morality. And it analyzes the nature and purpose of our legal system, and its practice by courts, lawyers, and judges.

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Raymond Wacks is Emeritus Professor of Law and Legal Theory at the University of Hong Kong.

His major areas of interest are legal theory, and human rights, in particular the protection of privacy, on which he is a leading international authority. In March 1997 he was awarded a higher doctorate in law (LLD) by the University of London for his publications on privacy and legal theory.

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"Where and whenever I will exert any influence on the reading list for a course on Jurisprudence, I will make sure that Professor Raymond Wacks' excellent book "Understanding Jurisprudence" will be included." Carl Fedrik Choler, University of Orebro, Sweden

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