University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
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 …”). Around 1760 BC, King Hammurabi further developed Babylonian law, by codifying and inscribing it in stone.
- Although the role of the executive varies from country to country, usually it will propose the majority of legislation, and propose government agenda.
- Formal legal rationality was his term for the key characteristic of the kind of coherent and calculable law that was a precondition for modern political developments and the modern bureaucratic state.
- Hegel believed that civil society and the state were polar opposites, within the scheme of his dialectic theory of history.
- Our juris doctor program offers a solid foundation