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SCHOOL OF LAW

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The Institution of the Law

Law is the set of rules or norms of conduct which forbid, permit or mandate specified actions, govern official resolution of conflict, and define relationships among people and organizations. The authority upon which legal rules rest and the extent to which they are formally codified varies between jurisdictions but all modern legal systems are united in their attempt to assure impartial treatment of those suspected of breaking the rules and to bring about justice.

School news and current events

News


  • April 17, 2017 - Major revamp started, with departments and divisions deprecated in favour of learning projects. Simultaneously the Law bookshelf on Wikibooks is undergoing reconstruction.
  • April 12, 2007 - Department of Jurisprudence founded.
  • January 9, 2007 - Department of Indian Law founded
  • December 16, 2006 - Department of Civil Law founded.
  • October 28, 2006 - Department of South African Law founded.
  • September 28, 2006 - Department of Rules and Procedure founded.
  • September 7, 2006 - Department of Public International Law founded.
  • August 17, 2006 - School founded!

Lessons

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Research projects

Learning projects

The School includes a number of learning projects, found in the "resource" namespace. To start a new learning project, the project should have no prefix i.e. unlike "Portal:" or "School", and should follow the naming conventions.

  • The English Law Learning Project has learning resources about the law of England and Wales.
  • The Indian Law Learning Project has learning resources about the law of India.
  • The South African Law Learning Project has learning resources about the law of South Africa.
  • The United States Law Learning Project has learning resources about the law of the United States.

  • The Business Law Learning Project has learning resources about legal concepts such as Commercial, Company, Corporate, Insolvency, and Banking and Finance Law.
  • The Civil Law Learning Project has learning resources about civil law concepts.
  • The Criminal Justice Learning Project has learning resources about criminal justice.
  • The Criminal Law Learning Project has learning resources about criminal law concepts
  • The Comparative law and justice Learning Project comprises a series of reports on the legal and justice systems of over 100 countries.
  • The Forensics Learning Project has learning resources about forensics.
  • The Intellectual Property Law Learning Project provides learning resources about intellectual property laws, rulings, and treaties.
  • The International Law Learning Project provides learning resources on the issues surrounding laws applicable between states (and governments), regulating areas such as human rights, international conflicts, international criminal law, etc.
  • The Jurisprudence Learning Project has learning resources about Legal Theory and Legal Philosophy.
  • The Law Reform Learning Project has learning resources about reform of the law.
  • The Medical Law Learning Project provides learning resources on the structure, content and scope of the medical law of various nations.
  • The Religious Law Learning Project provides learning resources on the structure, content and scope of the laws of various world faiths and their relation to other law sectors.
  • The Rules and Procedure Learning Project provides learning resources on the structure, content, and scope of the Law by exploring procedural rule based aspects of the different areas of law around the world.
  • The Tax Law Learning Project has learning resources about tax law concepts.
  • The Wikistution Learning Project has learning resources about constitutional reform concepts.