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The objective lies in the opportunity for lawyers to bring theory and life into focus as it concerns human thought in relation to society. The course aims at developing an analytical approach to understanding the nature of law and working of a legal system. The objective is to acquaint the students with contemporary concepts and trends in legal theory. Those concepts and methods of analysis of law which persons- the judges. Lawyers and jurists encounter in the course of their work are introduced.

Module – I

  1. Meaning Definition Nature and Scope of Jurisprudence
  2.  Legal Theory and Jurisprudence
  3.  Sources of Jurisprudence (Customs. Legislation’s. Precedents):

Module – 2

  1. Natural School of Law (Greek, Medieval. Modern classical era. Reaction against positivism)
  2. Analytical School of Jurisprudence: (Bentham. Austin. H.L.A Hart)

Module – 3

  1. Kelson’s pure Theory of Law and its criticism
  2. Historical School of Jurisprudence (Savigny, Puchta, Henry Maine):

Module – 4

  1. Sociological School of Jurisprudence (Rescopound, thering, Duguit)
  2. Realist School of Jurisprudence (Lewellyn, Karl. J.N. Frank. Oliverconna. Alf Ross):

Module – 5

  1. Rights and Duties
  2. Property

Module – 6

  1. Possession
  2. Ownership

Module – 7

  1. Liability
  2. Obligation

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