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What is normative reasoning?

How should society decide what their laws and rules are like? What should matter to these important social choices? This is what normative theory helps us explore. Normative statements make …

Applying the economic analysis of law approach

To wrap up our economic analysis of law week, we’ll see how the economic analyst might tackle a fundamental contract law issue, contrasting it with the ‘traditional’ way of tackling …

Introducing law and insanity

Neuroscience is often regarded as a field that can contribute to the development of law, especially criminal law. One focus is the insanity defence. The insanity defence is used to …

Welcome to the course

What do you do when the law runs out? Jurisprudence is the study of the theory behind the law. You might wonder, ‘Why bother with the theory behind the law? …