Scope of Jurisprudence

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Ritika Vohra

Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab

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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Vohra, Ritika, Scope of Jurisprudence (Spetember 11, 2014). Available at SSRN: or

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