Law in Social Context: Nature and Functions of Law in Society; Law, Order and Justice; Law and Freedom; Law and Sovereignty.

Aspect of Law/Types of Law – Eternal Law, Divine Law, Natural Law and Human or Positive Law, Classification of Law, Common Law and Civil Law, Common Law and Equity, Public and Private Law, Civil and Criminal Law, Substantive and Procedural Law, Written and Unwritten Law, Methods of Social Control Through Law – Penal Method; Grievance, Remedial Method; Private Arranging Method; Constitutive Method, Administrative Regulatory Method; Fiscal Method; Conferral or Social Benefits Methods.

Legal Reasoning and Approach to Problems – Language of the Law; Principles; Standards and Issues in Law, Formality and Precision in the use of Language and Distinctiveness of Legal Language; Legal Rhetoric and Legal Logic; Legal reasoning and Practical reasoning; Legalism, Legal reasoning in Judicial processes-sifting of facts and law in courts ration decdendi, Legalism, Legal reasoning in Legislation – Legislative Proposals, Legislative Drafting Ambiguity, Vagueness Open Texture, Semantics of Law Legislative Process, Construction of Statutes, Types of Legislation, Codification of Laws.


Level of Study: 100 Level