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Where to ask about Legal History, Roman Law and Comparative Law

I want to ask about the Civil Legal System and its 2 subgroups. Napoleonic and Germanistic. I am thinking of the tags History, Legal-History, Civil-Legal-System, Comparative-Law.
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Can “*Why* a law exists” be on topic?

A comment on an answer to this question says: This question fulfills: Legal terms and language, doctrines and theory, because it asks for the reason why this applies and not the motive of those who ...
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Question about legislative intent should be reinstated back to Law SE

It is odd that a question about legislative intent has been removed from Law SE and placed in Workplace SE (Subsequently restored and available here). Initially one user suggested that it be moved to ...
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Legal theory and deference of a corporate law question de lege ferenda to https://money.stackexchange.com/

I earnesty appreciate https://law.stackexchange.com/questions/43507/limited-liability-and-moral-hazard is interdisciplinary. What is legal theory? https://www.geo.sunysb.edu/esp/files/scientific-...
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Why are questions from law books off-topic?

I had some questions now deleted, and that I can't see anymore, that were clearly legal, but spring from law books. I remember some snarky unwelcoming comment that this site isn't a law book club. ...
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Why were these 4 questions based on 2 jurisprudents closed?

https://law.stackexchange.com/questions/9224/why-would-a-barristers-rebuttal-against-a-pugnacious-witness-be-a-head-on-coll https://law.stackexchange.com/questions/9226/why-is-a-defendants-declining-...
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Are questions about machine directives welcome here?

Machine directives are standards that are transcribed into law, describing safety regulations for machinery builders/developers. Examples of such standards are: Australian Standard AS4024 - ...
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Examples of a legal advice question and an on-topic one

As an effort to understand the site, can you illustrate the difference between these two questions, in which the first one is off-topic for being a legal advice, and the other is not? Help regarding ...
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Does Law.SE want Stack Overflow users to recommend their site for licensing questions?

Licensing questions on Stack Overflow routinely get closed as off-topic, since the community there has determined that they don't fall within the site scope. I periodically see users recommend posting ...
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Are etymology of legal terms on-topic?

I submitted https://english.stackexchange.com/q/494623/334589 here before it got migrated, but What is the origin and history of the term "grand theft auto"? has remained? Clarification ...
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Is any question requiring knowledge of legal principles on topic?

I am asking this question in reference to this question. So as to the general rule, is a question that requires knowledge of legal principles or ideas on topic even though law is not the central part ...
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Posts with Urls that no longer exist?

If a question is based completely on a URL that no longer exists, what should happen to the question? Question Example: Can I create an Ads using those pictures without copyright issues?
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Are questions seeking attorneys with specialized experience in a narrow area of the law on topic here

For example, attorneys who have experience in 42 USC 1983? That seems to be a very specialized topic of civil rights law. According to one reference, it is a statute for redressing constitutional ...
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Are legal questions about patents within the scope of this site?

The scope of this site is stated to include: Statutes or court decisions Legal terms and language, doctrines and theory Legal process and procedure Historical legal applications Dealing with legal ...
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Are questions about religious law on-topic?

Are questions about the legal systems of organized religions on-topic? Some organized religions have their own legal systems that have their own statutes, procedures, and laws of evidence (e.g. Roman ...
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Author Writing a Legal Thriller. Appropriate to Ask Questions Here?

I'm writing a legal thriller. I realize that since I have limited legal experience (and by "limited" I mean "no"), I am going to make mistakes. I am committed to writing this book, however, and I ...
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What is purpose of this site if my relevant question isn't acceptable?

I had asked it on Interpersonal stack exchange but they suggest me to ask here on Law stack exchange. My question is about law and I don't think it's off-topic? Here is my question Should I file a ...
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Is this question off-topic?

Isn't the question Students drugs teacher an example of a question that clearly asks for specific legal advice? It seems to me to be asking, "This happened to me, is this actionable and under what ...
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Are questions of the type “which countries this legislation happens” on topic in Law SE?

I would like to know in which countries certain legislation happens. Some SE might consider questions asking for a list of things to be "too broad" or off-topic, but in this case the set of options is ...
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Could the scope of Law accommodate the full scope of Ask Patents?

Ask Patents has a committed, but relatively small community. This has some downstream effects, like the lack of any community moderators, and the lack of diversity in answerers. There has been some ...
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Can I ask for help with a specific PACER query?

Actually I guess it’s not just PACER, it’s an entire research process. I am trying to find cases with a specific attorney. I’ve done as much legwork as possible, starting with looking up their bar ...
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Is asking “what are my legal options in this case” on topic?

I have a situation where I might contemplate to proceed via legal ways. Would the question "I have this situation, what are my options/how should I proceed to use them" on topic here?
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Are questions about what laws should be instituted on topic?

I'd like to ask if people think a law should be instituted in certain circumstances. Is that an acceptable question on the Law site?
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Can I please get some help solving my problem in a way that fits well with law SE?

I have an issue I need to resolve for which I am curious about the legal implications of various avenues I am considering. I have asked an initial question, and I foresee there being possible add-on ...
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Are questions about the job of being a legal professional off topic for this site?

Background The topics in scope for this stack exchange tend to reflect creations of the law, procedures, and interactions with lawyers as outlined here: Statutes or court decisions Legal ...
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Is how to avoid legal issues in scope

See this post if-i-turn-the-real-money-into-fake-currency-will-it-still-be-gambling-app. I proposed a business model that avoids legal issues. I received a comment that is not legal advice and does ...
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Are questions on parliamentary procedure and organization constitutions/bylaws on topic?

I've recently asked a couple questions here and here. In both cases I wasn't able to find a tag that fit well. If this is the right place for such questions, could a "club-bylaws" tag (or similar) be ...
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Are questions about IBR (UCR) reporting guidelines in Virginia on-topic?

It would seem like questions related to IBR (UCR) reporting guidelines in Virginia may be on-topic on this site, since they're basically legal questions. However they also would have a tendency to ...
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What is the language scope of SE.Law?

If have a question about a specific law, but I have doubts whether or not SE.Law is the right place to ask. It is about a German law called 'Impressumspflicht', for which could not even find an ...
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How good or bad of a fit would this question about international human rights law have been here?

I just asked a question at Expatriates SE called Could one renounce one's native citizenship in order to prevent a second, naturalized citizenship from being revoked? I contemplated posting it on ...
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Are questions about the teaching of law appropriate on this SE?

I have some questions about teaching US law at the undergraduate level (not in law school). Are those appropriate here? I haven't fully formulated any of my questions yet (I need to make sure they ...
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Can I ask for a sample contract?

I am selling a car in the USA. I found a good resource/website for selling the car. The website recommends I have the buyer/seller sign an "as is" document but the example "as is" link is not valid ...
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Should questions about 'freemen' theories and other cod law be allowed?

This one, for example. For those that don't know, 'freemen-on-the-land' (or 'sovereign citizens' as they sometimes call themselves) believe that they can exempt themselves from legal liability with a ...
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Are questions asking for the background of a case on-topic?

Background Specific example: https://law.stackexchange.com/questions/16347/whats-going-on-legally-between-cbs-paramount-and-axanar-and-how-does-it-relate There are ongoing legal proceedings ...
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Can a technical question be rephrased to be on topic for Law StackExchange?

The question in particular is about a violation of Google Maps API privacy policy. It was originally asked on Stack Overflow, but it was off topic, so after some advice, I looked into Law ...
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Should I reframe and post this question on Law SE instead of ELU?

Should I reframe and post this question on Law SE instead of ELU? https://english.stackexchange.com/q/365054/112436
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What is our stance on questions looking for data sets pertaining to legal matters?

What is our stance on questions looking for data sets pertaining to legal matters? Are they on-topic or off-topic? Example: I am having a difficult time finding the average number of speeding ...
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Are questions about monopoly and what if a company bought this company on topic here?

Are questions that ask something like if Apple bought Android, would that be a monopoly? That would be a monopoly, but are those kinds of questions allowed?
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Is a question of whether or not an action is considered “cheating” in a game within the parameters of the law exchange?

Is a question of whether or not an action is considered "cheating" in a game within the parameters of the law exchange? If not, which stack exchange site might help me with a question as to the game ...
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Is this question acceptable?

Was the damage that BP paid for the damage in Mexican Gulf the largest amount ever paid for a damage? What was the second largest amount?
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Policy for questions that clearly ask for specific legal advice

Questions that clearly ask for specific legal advice are off-topic for Law Stack Exchange. This is to help protect users: Those asking, from loss due to following incomplete advice, or advice from ...
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Are questions on topic that ask for the purpose/motivation/rationale behind a law?

Are questions on topic that ask for the purpose/motivation/rationale behind a law? what is the rationale behind fair use? why is the age of consent X? why are juveniles treated differently than ...
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To what extent is criminology on topic?

For example, this question asks about this quote: Although criminal behavior expresses general needs and values, it is not excused by those general needs and values, because noncriminal behavior ...
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Is the Law SE an appropriate place to ask about security?

Let's say a user was to ask about how to reduce crime in his street or how to reduce shoplifting in his/her business, is this the right place to ask about it? It is not about questioning on what is ...
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Are questions about processing times of legal procedures on-topic?

Are questions about processing times of legal procedures on-topic? Example: What is the processing time for a HIPAA complaint filed with Office for Civil Rights? What is the processing time for a ...
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Asking if there is a jurisdiction which has (or has not) a law about something

Is it on-topic to ask if there is a jurisdiction which has (or has not) a law about [something specific]? Example questions: Is there a jurisdiction which makes no difference (in terms of penalty) ...
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Can I ask about the underage driving license program in my state?

I'd like to ask a question about my state's driving license program, specifically an (apparent) edge case that isn't covered very well by the DMV's website. Reading /help/on-topic, it could go either ...
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Should questions pertaining to tax law be asked here or on money SE?

Should questions pertaining to tax law be asked here or on money SE? I guess questions for businesses should be asked here, but I am unsure regarding questions about individuals facing taxes.