The problem is that the word "jurisprudence" is often used in at least three, no four different senses.
- Theory of law This is the sense used in the Wikipedia article Jen linked to. It is IMO not quite the same as Philosophy of Law, but it is closely related. This seems close to what the edit proposed.
- Lines of Case Law Things like the Lochner line enshrining freedom of contract, or the line from Powell v Alabama to Gideon v. Wainwright for a right to appointed counsel, or the line from Near to the Pentagon Papers case for prior restraints, or any of many others. Thus is different from case law in general, I think
- Categories of Court Cases, as "patent jurisprudence" or "defamation jurisprudence"
- The whole enterprise of law.
An SE tag should naturally suggest its scope, if possible. Remember that when a user assigns a tag to a question, s/he often does not read the tag wiki. S/he often simply starts typing and takes a match that looks good, or remembers a useful tag. To be a useful search term, a tag must be limited, and must also be suggested by just the tag name, I think.
Therefore, I propose creating a new tag: theory-of-law, to cover the sense Jen suggests, and one lines-of-case-law perhaps with just case-law as a synonym, and burninate jurisprudence as a tag.
22 October 2022 Does this have enough support to start taking action on it?