Title

Welcome to law/lore school

Date of this Version

1-1-2014

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Details

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Wolff, L. (2014). Welcome to law/lore school. In L. Wolff & M. Nicolae (Eds.), The first-year law experience: A new beginning (pp. 19-31). Braddon, Australia: Halstead Press.

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© Copyright L. Wolff & M. Nicolae, 2014. Not to be copied without authorisation.

2014 HERDC submission

ISBN

9781925043105

Abstract

Extract: Law is saturated with stories. People tell their stories to lawyers; lawyers tell their clients' stories to courts; politicians develop policies to respond to their constituents' stories of injustice or inequality. These stories then translate into sources of law. Cases resolve contested stories between parties. Statutes target larger stories of social, economic or political significance. The legal system, in short, is a synthesis of statutory and judicial solutions to stories. Law is lore. Lore is law.

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