The Judicial Application of Law

  • Jerzy Wróblewski
  • Editors
  • Zenon Bańkowski
  • Neil MacCormick

Part of the Law and Philosophy Library book series (LAPS, volume 15)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Jerzy Wróblewski
      Pages 1-8
  3. Basic Approaches to the Judicial Application of Law

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Jerzy Wróblewski
      Pages 11-22
    3. Jerzy Wróblewski
      Pages 23-29
    4. Jerzy Wróblewski
      Pages 61-72
  4. Theoretical Analysis of the Judicial Application of Law

  5. Problems of the Ideology of the Judicial Application of Law

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 263-263
    2. Jerzy Wróblewski
      Pages 273-283
    3. Jerzy Wróblewski
      Pages 284-304
    4. Jerzy Wróblewski
      Pages 315-329
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 330-359

About this book


This is the English version of Jerzy Wroblewski's major work in Polish, S~dowe Stosowania Prawa (translated in his own preferred terms as 'The Judicial Application of Law'). The present translation arose out of a visit by the author to Scotland in 1989. In that year, the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland made it possible for Jerzy Wroblewski to spend six months as a Carnegie Fellow in the Centre for Criminology and the Social and Philosophical Study of Law at the University of Edinburgh. During that time he took a notably active part in the intellectual life of the Centre and the Faculty of Law. He gave freely of his time in teaching and advising students and also produced a series of original articles on topics connected with legal reasoning and law and computers. His major task while he was here, however, was to prepare a translation of S~dowe Stosowania Prawa, and this he accomplished to the extent of completing a preliminary draft. Zenon Bankowski and Neil MacCormick were to help him in improving this linguistically and preparing the final text for publication. Wroblewski warned us, having finished his draft with great labour, that the greater labour would be in the polishing of it. For we would have, as he joked, 'to translate my English into English'. And certainly, we found it extremely time-consuming, so as to defy completion during his stay in Edinburgh.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Jerzy Wróblewski
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of LawUniversity of ŁódzPoland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4113-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-8050-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1572-4395
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