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Jurimetrics is the formal application of quantitative methods, especially probability and statistics, to legal questions. The use of statistical methods in court cases and law review articles has grown massively in importance in the last few decades. Ancient Egyptian law, dating as far back as 3000 BC, was based on the concept of Ma’at and characterised by tradition, rhetorical speech, social equality and impartiality. By the 22nd century BC, the ancient Sumerian ruler Ur-Nammu had formulated the first law code, which consisted of casuistic statements (“if … then …”).

  • The traditional justification of bicameralism is that an upper chamber acts as a house of review.
  • Obtain a focused introduction to these bodies of law and practice while simultaneously getting a broad grounding in modern law practice generally.
  • The latter are different rules of legal interpretation such as directives of linguistic interpretation, teleological interpretation or systemic interpretation