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Studies Rationalism Empiricism


Legal Positivism


Jurisprudence or

Legal Theory

origins, history and development; intellectual foundations and justifications; relationship to other academic and practical disciplines,

such as: philosophy; social theory; criminology; politics; economics;

role in the interpretation of the ‘black letter’ law subjects (i.e. principles of law which are generally known and free from doubt or dispute) that constitute the bulk of most A-level syllabi and law degrees, such as contract, tort, crime and so on, studied within a particular (e.g. English or French) legal system.