Law and Language

Author: Michael Freeman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199673667
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Law and Language, the latest volume in the Current Legal Issues series, contains a broad range of essays by scholars interested in the interactions between law and language. This volume examines the themes of truth in language and the law, and the role of language in different areas of law, including contract and criminal law.

The Language of Law

Author: Andrei Marmor
Publisher: Oxford University Press (UK)
ISBN: 019871453X
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The book builds on recent work in pragmatics and speech-act theory to explain how, and to what extent, legal content is determined by linguistic considerations. At the same time, the analysis shows that some of the unique features of communication in the legal domain - in particular, its strategic nature - can be employed to put pressure on certain assumptions in philosophy of language. This enables a more nuanced picture of how semantic and pragmatic determinantsof communication work in complex and large-scale systems such as law.

Observing Law through Systems Theory

Author: Richard Nobles
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1782250115
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This book uses Niklas Luhmann's systems theory to explore how the legal system operates as one of modern society's subsystems. The authors demonstrate how this theory alters our understanding of some of the most important and controversial issues within law: the nature of judicial communication and legal argument; the claim that it can be right to disobey law; the character of legal pluralism and globalisation; time and its construction within law; the significance of the rule of law and human rights and the role of appeals to, and within, law. Systems theory enables the authors to demonstrate how the legal system observes its own operations through its own communications, and how this contrasts with the manner in which law is observed by other systems such as the media and politics. In this context the authors explore the constraints imposed by systems, in particular the legal system, upon the individuals who participate in them.

Law and Language

Author: Harold J. Berman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110703342X
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Berman's long-lost tract shows how properly negotiated, translated and formalised legal language is essential to fostering peace and common understanding.

Current Legal Problems 2010

Author: George Letsas
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199602581
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Transition to Journals From Volume 63, Current Legal Problems will be available as online only, print only, or combined print and online subscriptions from Oxford Journals. The Current Legal Problems archive is available immediately from January 2011. Customers wishing to take out a subscription can do so by clicking through to the yearbook's journal page: Current Legal Problems will benefit from a number of additional features made possible by online publication: Publish ahead of print - Articles will appear online throughout the year, granting subscribers immediate access to the latest developments in both HTML and PDF formats, without needing to wait for the print volume Email alerts - Anyone can sign up to receive Current Legal Problems content alerts - both of the annual volume and of content published throughout the year Searchable archive - The entire archive back to 1996 will be made available to Current Legal Problems subscribers The Current Legal Problems lecture series and annual volume was established around 60 years ago at the Faculty of Laws, University College London, and has long been recognized as a major reference point for legal scholarship. The continuing strength of Current Legal Problems is its representation of a broad range of legal scholarship opinion, theory, methodology, and subject matter, with an emphasis upon contemporary developments of law. Contributions to the 63rd volume in the series include a discussion on the human rights of children, the difficulties of social welfare in Europe, and the role of the Human Rights Act post 9/11. Other chapters address subjects as diverse as the law of trusts, international trade regulation in the WTO, and UK corporate law reform.

Prescriptive Legal Positivism

Author: Tom Campbell
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9781844720231
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Campbell has developed a democratic theory of law that combines a deep commitment to the moral significance of rule of law and the political importance of human rights with a thoroughly positivist analysis of the way in which law and rights should be institutionalised.