He has worked extensively in eastern africa, the commonwealth and the united states and is a leading proponent of broader approaches to the study of law. This chapter discusses the proceedings of a discussion in the school of law in xanadu as to whether jurisprudence should remain compulsory in their curriculum. William twining is quain professor of jurisprudence at university college. Twining s model aims to be general by capturing the great variety of laws as they exist in the world. William twining the law of evidence has traditionally been perceived as a dry, highly technical, and mysterious subject.
Central themes include the variety and complexity of legal. Understanding law from a global perspective twining. Oct 19, 2009 twining, william lawrence, general jurisprudence. This book argues that problems of evidence in law are closely related to the handling of evidence in other kinds of practical decisionmaking and other academic disciplines, that it is closely related to common sense and that. William twining claims that it is time for a radical rethink of the way jurisprudence is taught. Concepts the currency of social understanding of law. Adopting a global and pluralistic perspective can point the way to what is wrong and how things may. General in this context has at least four distinct, but related mean. General jurisprudence pdf adobe drm can be read on any device that can open pdf adobe drm files. General jurisprudence by william twining cambridge core.
With its clear and entertaining writing style, understanding jurisprudence is the perfect guide for students new to legal theory and looking for an accessible introduction to the subject. Whether youve loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them. Believing that an understanding of jurisprudence is essential to all members of the legal profession, twining has assembled a collection of essays discussing the need for jurisprudential education and the application of legal philosophy to specific fields of law. Download this book explores the implications of globalisation for the theoretical study of law, justice, and human rights. William twining is quain professor of jurisprudence emeritus at university. Scott shapiros legality and william twining s general jurisprudence. Two models of general jurisprudence dan priel forthcoming, 4 transnational legal theory 20 abstract. Cambridge core legal history general jurisprudence by william twining. Mar 30, 2009 the theory of a general jurisprudence a brief for a globallyaware philosophical jurisprudence gerald postema, university of north carolina at chapel hill general jurisprudence and comparative law ralf michaels, duke university school of law response 1 william twining 4. These experiences were plainly powerful and long lasting, for his.
William twining is quain professor of jurisprudence emeritus of university college london. Pdf william twining claims that it is time for a radical rethink of the way jurisprudence is taught. This chapter discusses the series of essays exploring the implications of globalization for legal theory. Finally, my conception of general jurisprudence is intended to. It is one of william twinings contentions that we need a general jurisprudence that encompasses the legal aspects of the world, building upon but also. She engages with contemporary issues in socialist, feminist and critical legal theory, and links these issues to debates in jurisprudence and the philosophy. Richard lempert university of michigan william twining puts jurisprudence in context. Twinings earliest intellectual experiences concerning law were garnered at oxford under the influence of hla hart. But twinings intellectual autobiography ranges well beyond evidence law.
The purpose is to explore some aspects and examine why it has been relatively neglected in most programmes of legal education. William twinings delivery of the inaugural julius stone address in august 2000. General jurisprudence university of miami school of law. Understanding law from a global perspective cambridge. Starting with standpoint and context, it identifies factors that give rise to doubts about the interpretation of a rule and recommends a systematic approach to analysing those factors. I compare them along several axes, including their underlying theoretical. The most remarkable aspect of the development of the school of law over the last five years has been that the work done in research but also in teaching has become. Understanding law from a global perspective law in context twining, william on. Understanding law from a global perspective october 16, 2009. Understanding law from a global perspective law in context william twining. This essay compares two different types of general jurisprudence. All content in this area was uploaded by william twining on mar 21, 2016.
Understanding law from a global perspective william twining frontmatter more information. How to do things with rules william twining, david miers. Scott shapiros legality and william twinings general jurisprudence. William twining1 it is an honour to be invited to deliver the montesquieu lecture. First, i consider myself to be a montesquieuite in spirit, if not in detail. Globalisation and legal scholarship is an outgrowth of this latter undertaking. Adopting a global and pluralistic perspective can point the way to what is wrong and how things may be changed. Jurisprudence can be inward looking in respect of its agenda, ethnocentric in respect of its perspective, or limited in. He is a leading member of the law in context movement, and has contributed especially to jurisprudence, evidence and proof, legal method, legal education, and intellectual history. Globalisation and legal theory william twining download bok.
These approaches are represented by two recent books. This book explores how globalisation influences the understanding of law. Its central thesis is that most processes of socalled globalisation take. Why global law is transnational osgoode digital commons york. William twining, academic law and legal philosophy. It simplifies legal method by combining examples with an account of rules in general. Laws ethical, global and theoretical contexts examines william twining s principal contributions to law and jurisprudence in the context of three issues which will receive significant scholarly attention over the coming decades. Jurisprudence, legal philosophy, and sociolegal this paper is a sequel to william twining, globalisation and legal theory 2000 hereinafter glt and william twining, reviving general jurisprudence, in the. Laws ethical, global and theoretical contexts examines william twinings principal contributions to law and jurisprudence in the context of three issues which. Globalisation and legal theory william twining download. William twining is the emeritus quain professor of jurisprudence at university college london. He is a leading member of the law in context movement and has contributed especially to jurisprudence, evidence and proof, legal method, legal education, and intellectual history.
Pdf understanding jurisprudence download full pdf book. Understanding law from a global perspective, cambridge university press, forthcoming. General jurisprudence isbn 9780521505932 pdf epub william. The topic is of great interest to people working in the tilburg school of law. This acclaimed book by william twining is available at in several formats for your ereader. William twining claims that it is time for a radical rethink of the way jurisprudence. I will however argue that both fail to reestablish general jurisprudence as a philosophical discipline and incidentally defend the hermeneutic approach pursued throughout this book. In jurisprudence as ideology, valerie kerruish asks how it is that people who are put down, let down and kept down by law can be thought to have a general political obligation to obey it. Theorizing involves trying to get a better understanding of particulars by seeing them in a more abstract and general way. Human rights, southern voices edited by william twining. This chapter opens with an imaginary seminar on legal education with two objectives. These were in effect a rather tentative prolegomenon to my book of the same title that.352 1096 592 601 436 1008 1003 1234 827 1024 1140 1421 30 1175 1410 856 3 1429 184 55 1060 92 1499 1180 1082 1312 1011 1184 727 376 1214 1021 921 756 671 294 879 1005 465 1196 684 385 261 1424 1445 103