Schools of Jurisprudence: Theories & Definitions


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Jurisprudence is:

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1. There are inherent laws that are common to all societies, whether or not they are written down or officially enacted. This viewpoint represents:

2. Law comes from various sources, usually the government, and should be followed without regard to ethics or morals. This viewpoint represents:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the features and schools of jurisprudence. The quiz includes questions on what jurisprudence involves and the characteristics of natural law.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review the following:

  • Legal realism
  • Legal positivism
  • Natural law
  • Critical legal studies

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the characteristics of a legal realism and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related business law lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what natural law involves

Additional Learning

To delve deeper into this topic, review the lesson Schools of Jurisprudence: Theories & Definitions. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what jurisprudence is
  • Describe the characteristics of each category within jurisprudence
  • Identify the main schools of jurisprudence
  • Explain what gave rise to each school of thought
  • Appreciate the difference between legal realism and legal positivism