Examples of such subject matters might be:

Would these be on-topic for the site? Or should we stay as close as possible to the nuts and bolts of legal practice and application of one system's laws?


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Whatever view is taken on the general question of interdisciplinary subjects, I would argue that Jurisprudence (in the sense of Legal Theory) should be allowed on Law SE.

This is because (in England at least) traditionally Jurisprudence has been a compulsory subject on the third year of a three year undergraduate law degree.

The rationale for this, I suppose, is that it is considered that law graduates ought to have at least some feel for how law as a system relates to wider issues and what a system of law is in essence. He knows nothing of law who only law knows as the saying goes.

Also it is really those who have studied/practised law who can best judge whether a particular legal theory fits what they know (from the inside) law to be, so it is not really suitable to be hived off into some other subject such as philosophy or sociology.

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