legal realism

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  • legal realism — The school of legal philosophy that challenges the orthodox view of U.S. jurisprudence under which law is characterized as an autonomous system of rules and principles that courts can logically apply in an objective fashion to reach a determinate …   Law dictionary

  • New legal realism — [NLR] is an emerging school of thought in U.S. legal philosophy. Although it draws on the older Legal Realism from the first half of the twentieth century, New Legal Realism differs in important ways. Notably, it moves beyond the older field’s… …   Wikipedia

  • Legal formalism — is a legal positivist view in philosophy of law and jurisprudence. While Jeremy Bentham s legal positivism can be seen as appertaining to the legislature, legal formalism appertains to the Judge; that is, formalism does not (as positivists do)… …   Wikipedia

  • Realism — Realism, Realist or Realistic may refer to:The arts*Realism (arts), the depiction of subjects as they appear in everyday life *Realism (dramatic arts), a movement towards greater fidelity to real life *Realism (visual arts), a style of painting… …   Wikipedia

  • Legal positivism — is a school of thought in jurisprudence and the philosophy of law. The principal claims of legal positivism are that:* laws are rules made, whether deliberately or unintentionally, by human beings; * there is no inherent or necessary connection… …   Wikipedia

  • Legal Process — The legal process school (sometimes legal process theory ) was a movement within American law that attempted to chart a third way between legal formalism and legal realism. Drawing its name from Hart Sacks textbook The Legal Process (along with… …   Wikipedia

  • realism — index pragmatism, truth Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 realism …   Law dictionary

  • REALISM —    Historical authenticity refers to how closely a director attempts to replicate the historical details of the film’s period. Thus, authenticity is often superficial. Realism, on the other hand, refers to how closely a director interprets life.… …   Westerns in Cinema

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