Analysis Of The Various Schools Of Thought In Relation To The Meaning Of Law

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Analysis Of The Various Schools Of Thought In Relation To The Meaning Of Law


AbstractLaw can be defined as the body of rule designed or formulated to guide human actions or conducts which are enforced among the members of a given society, the breach of which attract sanctions.
However, in spite of the ambiguity created in defining law and failure to reach universally acceptable definition of the term law. Therefore, it is most pertinent to examine the meaning of law from the different schools. For instance the natural school lead by Thomus Acquina, he sees law as what is fair, just, right and good. The historical school postulate, that law should be rooted in the people and reflects the common consciousness. To the sociological school, law is the pertinent norm and value in the society while the realist perceived law to be made through the medium of court. Utilitarian sees law to promote utility.
The definitions of law from the above is not all encompassing as Professors Okunniga Once posited
Nobody including the lawyer is offered, nobody including the lawyer is offering, nobody including the lawyer will be able to offer a definition of law to end all definitions
On the whole, the definition of law up till the present day is still a subject of controversy among the jurists. A precise and appropriate definition is yet to be given to the meaning of law. It is on this note that this research aimed at analyzing the definitions given by various Scholar of each school Vis-Ã-vis the meaning of law, the study is also intended to carryout divergent views among jurists, scholar on the essential needs for universally acceptable definition of law.
To this end, the research consists of five chapters the first chapter, deals with general introduction, the second chapter focuses on the nature and meaning of law chapter three, deals extensively with theories of law while chapter four concentrates on the view of law in Nigeria legal system and the last chapter contains conclusion with recommendations.
Table of ContentCOVER PAGE
CERTIFICATION
ABSTRACT
TABLE OF CONTENTS
DEDICATION
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
TABLE OF CASES
TABLE OF STATUTES
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS

CHAPTER 1
GENERAL INTRODUCTION
100:INTRODUCTION
110:BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
120: OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
130:FOCUS OF THE STUDY
140SCOPE OF THE STUDY
150METHODOLOGY
160LITERATURE REVIEW
170DEFINITION OF TERMS
180CONCLUSIONS


CHAPTER 2
NATURE AND MEANING OF LAW
200: INTRODUCTION
210: MEANING OF LAW
220: FEATURES OF LAW
221: LAW IS BODY OF RULES
222: IT IS MAN MADE
223: IT IS NORMATIVE IN CHARACTER
224: IT HAS AN ELEMENT OF COERCION
225: TERRITORIAL LIMITATION
226: DYNAMIC IN NATURE
230: FUNCTIONS OF LAW IN THE SOCIETY
231: DEFINITION AND REGULATION OF SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS
232: IDENTIFICATION AND ALLOCATION OF OFFICIAL AUTHORITY
233: DISPUTE SETTLEMENT AND REMEDIES
234: CHANGE OF LAW
240: OBJECTIVES OF LAW
241: LAW AND STATE
2 42: LAW AND FREEDOM
243: LAW AND JUSTICE
2431: FORMAL JUSTICE
2432: SUBSTANTIVE JUSTICE
244: LAW AND LEGITIMACY
245: LAW AND SOVEREIGNTY
250:SOURCES OF LAW
251: PRIMARY SOURCES
252: SECONDARY SOURCE
260: SCHOOLS AND SCHOLARS OF THE SCHOOLS OF THOUGHT
270: CONCLUSION

CHAPTER 3
THEORIES OF LAW
300: INTRODUCTION
310: THE NATURAL LAW SCHOOL
320: THE POSITIVIST SCHOOL
330: THE HISTORICAL SCHOOL
340: THE UTILITARIAN SCHOOL
350: THE SOCIOLOGICAL SCHOOL
360: THE PURE-THEORY OF LAW
370: THE REALIST SCHOOL
380: CONCLUSION

CHAPTER 4
THE VIEW LAW IN NIGERIA LEGAL SYSTEM 
400:INTRODUCTION
410:THE PERSPECTIVE OF LAW BY THE NIGERIAN COURTS
420: THE DEFINITION OF LAW WITHIN THE SOCIAL EXPERIENCE OF NIGERIA
421: THE LITERARY RULE
422: THE GOLDEN RULE
423: THE MISCHEF RULE
430 CONCLUSIONS

CHAPTER 5
GENERAL CONCLUSION 
500:CONCLUSION
510:RECOMMENDATIONS
BIBLIOGRAPHY 
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