Understanding Jurisprudence: An Introduction to Legal Theory

3.93 avg rating
( 28 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780199272587: Understanding Jurisprudence: An Introduction to Legal Theory
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

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.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:


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.

Review:

"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

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780199532124: Understanding Jurisprudence: An Introduction to Legal Theory

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0199532125 ISBN 13:  9780199532124
Publisher: Oxford University Press, 2009
Softcover

9780198723868: Understanding Jurisprudence

Oxford..., 2015
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Raymond Wacks
Published by Oxford University Press (2005)
ISBN 10: 0199272581 ISBN 13: 9780199272587
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, 2005. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0199272581

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 21.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Raymond Wacks
Published by Oxford University Press, USA (2005)
ISBN 10: 0199272581 ISBN 13: 9780199272587
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, USA, 2005. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0199272581

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 28.35
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Wacks, Raymond
Published by Oxford University Press (2005)
ISBN 10: 0199272581 ISBN 13: 9780199272587
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, 2005. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110199272581

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 51.34
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Wacks, Raymond
Published by Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0199272581 ISBN 13: 9780199272587
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0199272581 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0982784

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds