"Law" Article - Table of Contents
Part 1. Jurisprudence - Introduction. Historical vs Analytical Jursiprudence.
Part 2. Analytical Jurisprudence, according to John Austin
Part 3. Critiques of John Austin's Positions on Analytical Jurisprudence
Part 4. Historical Jurisprudence
Part 5. Comparative Jurisprudence
The above article was written by Edmund Robertson, K.C., M.A., LL.D., Barrister; late Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford; Reader on Law to the Council of Legal Education; M.P. for Dundee from 1885; Civil Lord of the Admiralty, 1892-95; author of American Home Rule.
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Some Quotes About Law
The welfare of the people is the ultimate law. -- Cicero
The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread. -- Anatole France
Even when laws have been written down, they ought not always to remain unaltered. -- Aristotle
I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law. -- Martin Luther King, Jr.
The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that one spends most of one's time defending scoundrels. For it is against scoundrels that oppressive laws are first aimed, and oppression must be stopped at the beginning if it is to be stopped at all. -- H L Mencken
Lawyers are operators of the toll bridge across which anyone in search of justice has to pass. -- Jane Bryant Quinn
There are not enough jails, not enough policeman, not enough courts to enforce a law not supported by the people. -- Hubert Humphrey
Laws are partly formed for the sake of good men, in order to instruct them how they may live on friendly terms with one another, and partly for the sake of those who refuse to be instructed, whose spirit cannot be subdued, or softened, or hindered from plunging into evil. -- Plato