Scope of Jurisprudence
7 Pages Posted: 29 Mar 2015
Date Written: Spetember 11, 2014
Jurisprudence comes from the Latin word ‘jurisprudentia’ which means the knowledge of law. The earliest definition of this term was provided by Bentham and Austin. The scope of jurisprudence has widened manifold since then and now it encompasses the entire gamut of law, not just positive laws. It is the study of the fundamental principles of law. The creativity of the judiciary in interpreting the law to serve social welfare ends of the State has also contributed in significantly expanding the scope of jurisprudence.
Keywords: Jurisprudence, law, judiciary, rights
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