The Folktales of Justice: Tales of Jurisdiction, 14 CAP. U.L. REV. 179 (1985)
The word "law" resonates richly in the language and mythology of
western civilization. H.L.A. Hart began his great work, The Concept of
Law, with an inquiry into the persistence of the question "what is law?"
in our jurisprudence. He argued that it is strange that such an apparently
elementary question has persisted in jurisprudence while no
analogous question such as "What is chemistry?" has occupied other areas
of human inquiry.
Date of Authorship for this Version
Cover, Robert M., "The Folktales of Justice: Tales of Jurisdiction" (1985). Faculty Scholarship Series. 2706.