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Law in action is a legal theory, associated with legal realism, examining the role of law as it is actually applied in society. The law in action theory is closely association with the University of Wisconsin Law School. This article is about law in society. ... Legal realism is a family of theories about the nature of law developed in the first half of the 20th century in the United States (American Legal Realism) and Scandinavia (Scandinavian Legal Realism). ... Law (a loanword from Old Norse lagu), in politics and jurisprudence, is a set of rules or norms of conduct which mandate, proscribe or permit specified relationships among people and organizations, intended to provide methods for ensuring the impartial treatment of such people, and provide punishments of/for those who... ... The University of Wisconsin Law School is located on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Madison, Wisconsin. ...


Law in action scholars often start with observations about the behavior of institutions and work "backwards" toward the legal philosophies guiding courts and traditional jurisprudence. A scholar is either a student or someone who has achieved a mastery of some academic discipline. ... This article is about institutions as social mechanisms. ... A court is an official, public forum which a sovereign establishes by lawful authority to adjudicate disputes, and to dispense civil, labour, administrative and criminal justice under the law. ... Jurisprudence is the scientific study of law through a philosophical lens. ...


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Law in action - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (160 words)
Law in action is a legal theory, associated with legal realism, that examines the role of law, not just as it exists in the statutes and cases, but as it is actually applied in society.
The law in action theory is closely associated with the University of Wisconsin Law School.
Law in action is also a programme on BBC Radio 4 presented by Clive Coleman which aims to cover the law in a manner which is understandable to the layman.
The law in action (3861 words)
An action begins when the plaintiff files a pleading with the court, setting out the complaint against the defendant and the remedy that the plaintiff is seeking.
Depending on the practice and procedure of the court in which the action is commenced, such a document may be called a writ of summons, a statement of claim, a declaration, or an application.
Depending on the subject matter of the action, and the court in which the action is taken, the defendant in a civil matter may have a right to a trial by judge and jury.
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