Jurisprudence of Law and Society

12 Pages Posted: 4 Apr 2019 Last revised: 26 Mar 2020

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Suman Acharya

Nepal Rastra Bank; Tribhuvan University - National Law College

Date Written: March 14, 2019


Law and society are two facets of a coin. One can perform task only with the existence of other in human domain. In fact, human domain is orderly and functional with the existence of law. It establishes peace, order, justice, and equality. Even the weakest sects of people have the feeling of strength with the existence of law in the society. Law is enacted to establish solidarity in society based on rational and reasonable social norms and values. All the provisions of law are based on society and their dominant values respecting minority residing in a society. Social control and social change both are applicable in relation with law and society. However, law does not exist in vacuum though it needs society and disciplines. So, law is interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary in nature, which reflects sociology of law as a part of law, society and research. Many issues are shifted to the control of white collar crime to the global governance system. Nowadays, structural functionalism concept has been emerged emphasizing interdependence between structure and functions of society. Structures are social units and components which have separate functions to make unified society harmonious and natural.

Keywords: law and society, sociology of law, structural functionalism, social basis of law, social functions of law

Suggested Citation

Acharya, Suman, Jurisprudence of Law and Society (March 14, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3352664 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3352664

Suman Acharya (Contact Author)

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Tribhuvan University - National Law College ( email )


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