Law Review- 2007Theories and Concepts of LawRules vs. laws1.Laws are mandatory, rules are optional.
2.Laws entail a formal system of procedures for enforcement.
3.Laws impose a system of punishment and remedies.
4.Laws are enacted by the government3 views of lawLaw as a set of rules- what they are limited/cannot doIe: THOU SHALL NOT sell cocaineÃ¢ÂÂ¦Law as a legal system- agencies that work together to operate the lawIe: police, judicial system, jails.
Law as a legal concept- quality of the lawIe: "is it fair'?Legal conceptsOwnership- having the legal title or right to possession of a thingSovereignty- supreme authority over persons or territories, expressed in the power of the state.
Justice- appropriate standard for conduct. The principal by which right and wrong are defined.
Authority- the right to command and to enforce obedience (the power to govern).
Legitimacy- in accordance with the law; authorized or sanctioned by the law.
Equality- the concept of equal status and equal treatment for all persons.
Equity- - fairness or impartiality as in something being fair or equitable. Justice administered on the basis of ethics and fairness.
Humanity- man's chief duty is to work for the welfare of the human race. Having kindness, sympathy, tenderness, compassion.
Rights- legal concepts that we acquire at birth (as in human rights) or are given to us by the state (as in civil rights)Jurisdiction- the lawful right to exercise official authority.
Power- the right, ability or capacity to exercise control or legal authority over something or someone.
Duties- thing which one is legally or morally bound to do.
Morality- ideas and attitudes which direct conduct.
Substantive law- a law that identifies the rights and duties of a person or level of government.
Procedural law- a law that outlines the methods or procedures that must be followed in...