‘Reverse Discrimination’ Is a Concept With a Long, Ugly History — A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79
Lawyers Leaders. UCLA School of Law.
Some common law systems, including Australia, are moving away from the idea of consideration as a requirement. The idea of estoppel or culpa in contrahendo, can be used to create obligations during pre-contractual negotiations. In exceptional circumstances defences can apply to specific acts, such as killing in self defence, or pleading insanity.
- In common law legal systems, decisions by courts are explicitly acknowledged as “law” on equal footing with statutes adopted through the legislative process and with regulations issued by the executive branch.
- Anarchism encompasses a broad range of social political philosophies with different tendencies and implementation.
- The main institutions of law in industrialised countries are independent courts, representative parliaments, an accountable executive, the military and police, bureaucratic organisation, the legal profession and civil society itself.
- Suffolk Law Alumni Magazine asks alumni and faculty what lessons they have learned after some challenging years.