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Department
Law
Course
LAWS 1000
Professor
Betina Kuzmarov
Semester
Fall

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Law Class 2Taxonomyscience of classificationLegal systemA system of law that is comprised of legal institutions procedures and rules Law depends on social facts and not on its merits Natural lawNo separation between law and morals morals are lawTypes of law you can think of International criminal substantial procedural tort family administrative constitutional Is taxonomy actually a neutral process classifying things YesThere are set criteria Defining something with past criteria Based on facts interpreting facts to fit the category Less of an opportunity for bias because there is a criteria to meet Involves NoClassifying something with certain traits the people who decide these traits are bias Determining the categories is something that humans do and we bring biases Formalism both in rules and categories continues to be the ruling theory of interpretation Its central credo is that legal taxonomy and interpretation comprises the largely impersonal and determinate exercise of practical rationality Formalismapplication of taxonomy how each event falls into
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