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Natural Law for Lawyers

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The cultural chatter about rights is often muddled. Are there really rights? What is their source? Can we really know where to draw lines, even legal lines? The law's moral basis is something that citizens can't not know. Clarity does exist. And this truth is something that all people, especially attorneys must understand. In a cogent, but accessible way, Dr. Budzeszewski ...more
Paperback, 143 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by ACW Press (first published 2006)
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Mattgro
Jun 06, 2007 Mattgro rated it liked it
Recommends it for: aspiring lawyers
A great book for learning about natural law...

My only gripe is that I felt like some of his material should have been attributed to other authors, and it was not. I am not accusing the author of plagarizing, but it was quite clear that other important works had clearly influenced his ideas, and I did not see the appropriate footnotes.

Otherwise, this book makes a clear and convincing case that the Natural Law is certainly important to everyone, not just lawyers. He tends to get bogged down in det
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Nov 18, 2013 Ed rated it really liked it
A good resource for attorneys and law students who are not well versed in the natural law tradition.
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J. Budziszewski (born 1952) is professor of government at the University of Texas, Austin, where he has taught since 1981. He specializes in ethics, political philosophy and the interaction of these two fields with religion and theology.

Budziszewski has written widely, in both scholarly and popular venues, about a variety of moral and political issues including abortion, marriage, sexuality, capit
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