rule of law, legal theory, natural law, legal positivism, F. A. Hayek, conventionalism, covenant, constitutionalism
This lecture summarizes the main attempts to formulate an understanding of rule of law among legal theorists and explains why they fail to account for the real experience of law. It also explains key characteristics of law that need to be recognized in an adequate account of the rule of law.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Reynolds, Noel B., "Why We Don’t Understand the Rule of Law or Explaining the Rule of Law: A Practice in Search of a Theory" (2010). All Faculty Publications. 1464.
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Copyright held by Noel B. Reynolds Lecture given to the Las Vegas Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Society, June 4, 2010
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