‘Legal Theory Lexicon: The Priority of the Particular’

“One kind of legal theory attempts to relate the mass of legal materials (cases, clauses, statutes, etc) to a systematic set of principles. Such theories may be normative: that is, some legal theories are frameworks for the prescriptive evaluation of legal rules. Or the theory might be doctrinal: some legal theories attempt to describe the results in particular cases through the articulation of a set of general rules or principles …” (more)

[Lawrence Solum, Legal Theory Blog, 28 June]

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