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Yet classification is a matter of form rather than substance since similar rules often prevail. 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 …”).
- Unlike criminal matters and the policing of trades and markets, religious courts had no executive powers in matters of family law.
- A solid substantive grounding in the laws dealing with art, inventions, and information goods and services.
- For international aspects of law, see international law; and United Nations.
- We asked eight members of our faculty about the big ideas that drive their work, how these ideas can be used in our