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About About WikiProject Law[edit]

Some Wikipedians have formed a project to better organize information in articles related to Law. This page and its subpages contain their suggestions; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians. If you would like to help, please inquire on the talk page and see the to-do list below.

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This Wikiproject is aimed at creating a greater consistency among the law related articles. Key areas of concern include consistency in defining concepts across multiple jurisdictions and proper categorization of articles.

The common law[edit]

As a foundation for this effort, it is vital that we create a comprehensive explanation of the common law, which is shared by most English-speaking countries. The common law is clearly divisible into a number of key areas, each of which should be tackled and developed in turn. These areas are:

Each of these areas contains a wide array of long-established but nuanced doctrines, and each has a complex and ultimately fascinating history - making this a particularly worthy project for Wikipedia to conquer!

The Philosophy of law[edit]

A joint effort that can be undertaken between this project and WikiProject Philosophy is to improve the quality of articles concerned with the philosophical questions about law itself. Key components of the philosophy of law include:

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  1. Gobōnobo + c
  2. Michael Anon
  3. Miranda
  4. SWATJester Flag of Iceland.svg Ready Aim Fire!
  5. Pi (Talk to me! ), interested particularly in the International Criminal Court
  6. Olowe2011Talk - Criminal Law, International Law, Human Rights Law, Civil Rights, Youth Rights (Qualified to practice within the EU.)
  7. -- Sailing to Byzantium (msg), 14:24, 27 January 2012 (UTC) (United States Supreme Court cases, United States Court of Appeals cases, common law articles related to both.)
  8. ---- Bill of Rights
  9. --Harac (talk) 16:10, 30 October 2008 (UTC), IHRL, IHL, ICL (especially ICTY), ECtHR, Bosnian constitutional law
  10. --JayJasper (talk) 18:50, 24 February 2011 (UTC) U.S. Constitutional law, civil rights law, U.S. Supreme Court decisions
  11. --JumpLike23 (talk) 04:26, 4 October 2015 (UTC) -- primarily interested in criminal defense, particularly public defense, and law bios.
  12. --TommyBoy (talk) 04:20, 8 February 2008 (UTC)
  13. Île_flottante~Floating island Talk 00:03, 21 October 2009 (UTC)
  14. Salvio ( Let's talk 'bout it!) 00:19, 3 July 2010 (UTC)
  15. Amartyabag TALK2ME 01:17, 13 April 2012 (UTC) - Intellectual property law, Indian
  16. this name is also in use 03:14, 19 May 2014 (UTC)
  17. Andy123(talk) 03:25, 19 March 2006 (UTC)
  18. kawaputratorque 05:26, 14 August 2007 (UTC)
  19. xDanielx T/C 05:33, 9 September 2007 (UTC)
  20. splintax (talk) 07:29, 1 June 2012 (UTC) Australian law
  21. InvisibleDiplomat666 09:28, 14 March 2008 (UTC)
  22. Wustenfuchs 13:40, 17 May 2012 (UTC)
  23. Ronels talk 13:55, 1 May 2006 (UTC)
  24. GregJackP Boomer! 14:06, 15 April 2015 (UTC)
  25. Basalisk inspect damageberate 17:01, 28 October 2011 (UTC)
  26. wermsker (ATC) 17:33, 24 July 2012 (UTC)
  27. 7&6=thirteen () 18 December 2015 (UTC)
  28. Face-smile.svg Teammm Let's Talk! :) 02:08, 27 February 2012 (UTC) - LGBT/civil rights law, constitutional law, criminal law
  29. ~ ONUnicorn(Talk|Contribs)problem solving 20:54, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
  30. Reliable Forevertalk 23:37, 13 November 2008 (UTC)
  31. 28USC1344 05:20, 15 November 2006 (UTC)
  32. A Sniper (J.D., LL.M. = Criminal law, International humanitarian law, Entertainment law, Restorative justice)
  33. Aarf613 (talk) 06:53, 10 May 2013 (UTC)
  34. Aboutmovies 02:16, 27 May 2007 (UTC)
  35. Adam12harris 02:54, 12 July 2010 (UTC)
  36. Ado2102 (talk) 19:29, 29 December 2009 (UTC) Environmental law
  37. AGK 19:27, 21 January 2008 (UTC)
  38. Agradman talk/contribs
  39. Ajbpearce (talk) 15:22, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
  40. Ajem 25th May 2009 (EU law)
  41. Amazanne 05:46, 11 July 2007 (UTC)
  42. Amphiggins (talk) 10:38, 28 January 2012 (UTC) (IP, First Amendment, doctrinal case law)
  43. Anabuiles8
  44. Anderson4ik (Russian law)
  45. Andrew Westover, LL.M. Federal Crimes, CA Crimes, Family Law, Civil Litigation
  46. Arpitt (talk) 22:25, 1 January 2009 (UTC)
  47. Arrivisto (talk) 19:00, 11 April 2015 (UTC)
  48. Arttechlaw (talk) 6:46, 11 June 2012 (UTC)
  49. Assawyer 13:21, 28 April 2007 (UTC)
  50. Baleywik (talk) 17:52, 17 April 2014 (UTC)
  51. Bamkin 14:48, 17 May 2007 (UTC)
  52. BarristerXVII([[User talk:|BarristerXVIItalk]]) Taxation, Business Organizations, Trusts, Estates and Non Profit Organizations
  53. Bearian 17:13, 20 April 2007 (UTC)
  54. Bencherlite 15:52, 27 February 2007 (UTC)
  55. BobHouse884 (talk) 00:47, 4 March 2011 (UTC) undergraduate student, England, interests mainly Criminal Law, Human Rights, Jurisprudence
  56. BonifaciusVIII --Bonifacius 09:48, 21 January 2010 (UTC)
  57. Bonjourleworld (talk) 06:37, 26 August 2015 (UTC) (Primary interest lies in American constitutional law, civil war amendments, substantive due process, but with general background in international and common law traditions)
  58. Bot-iww (talk) 02.07.2009 (Baltic States law)
  59. BrambleBush (talk) BrambleBush 17:44, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
  60. Briefer (talk) 13:32, 22 November 2008 (UTC)
  61. Bteed (talk) Bteed (talk) 23:17, 17 June 2010 (UTC)
  62. Calvin (talk) 15:46, 24 November 2009 (UTC) (UK Criminal Law, mainly)
  63. Can You Prove That You're Human (talk) (Canadian Common Law; Public Law and Private Law; focus on Human Rights Law, Contract Law, Intellectual Property, and Tort Law)
  64. CanonLawJunkie (talk) 18:50, 19 August 2010 (UTC) (Interested in United States constitutional law, though I don't have much knowledge. Have "expertise" in Catholic Canon Law though, so I'll mostly work on Canon Law pages. Started page on Vatican Constitution.
  65. Capri2232 (talk) 04:31, 29 May 2015 (UTC) (Intellectual Property Law, India)
  66. CaptainaCookie Captain Cookie
  67. cdlangan (Canadian Law: mainly intellectual property, evidence, criminal)
  68. Cdogsimmons 02:47, 10 September 2006 (UTC)
  69. Cdtew (talk) 18:17, 24 December 2009 (UTC) Tort Law, Conflict of Laws, Equity
  70. Charxhud (talk) 02:52, 4 March 2012 (UTC)
  71. Chaser T
  72. Chicken Wing - I've created several law-related pages and keep them on my watchlist.
  73. Chris nelson
  74. Chunky Rice17:02, 30 July 2007 (UTC)
  75. bd2412 talk (civil procedure, First Amendment, intellectual property, especially trademark)
  76. Civis mundi sum (talk) 06:25, 2 July 2013 (UTC) (Nationality laws - all nations)
  77. Cjilgott (talk) 03:56, 4 August 2009 (UTC)
  78. CloudNine (talk) 11:28, 30 December 2007 (UTC)
  79. Connolly15
  80. Cool Hand Luke 15:39, 9 February 2007 (UTC)
  81. Cootietwo (talk) 22:06, 29 April 2010 (UTC) (state and local government, land use, environmental, first amendment, various other areas)
  82. Craddocktm (talk) 11:29, 24 February 2010 (UTC) - from Hong Kong
  83. CSDarrow (talk) 16:30, 4 May 2011 (UTC) All aspects of Law
  84. CyclePat 02:54, 31 December 2006 (UTC) : "Does the probative value outweight its prejudicial impact" - David Paciocco
  85. D-Notice D-Notice (talk) 11:13, 26 June 2013 (UTC)
  86. D.C.F. 1987 01:33, 18 May 2010 (UTC)
  87. DAFMM (talk) Interested in law and hoping to take it at university, 28th April 2009.
  88. Dank 16:40, 2 October 2009 (UTC)
  89. Davidjxcarter (talk) 01:26, 16 January 2015 (UTC) (Australian Law, Legal Philosophy - Health Law a particular specialty).
  90. Davodd 21:52, 28 August 2006 (UTC)
  91. DebashisM 00:37, 13 November 2011(IST) Lawyer from India
  92. djwilms 29 June 2009 - 19th century French treaties with Vietnam and China
  93. Doug. 06:56, 19 August 2007 (UTC)
  94. dpchalmers (talk) 19:18, 25 January 2016 (UTC)
  95. dr.ef.tymac 21:24, 1 May 2007 (UTC)
  96. Dumaka (talk) 17:51, 14 January 2009 (UTC) Health Law, Administrative Law, Human Rights, and Government Regulation.
  97. Eastlaw 09:28, 11 March 2006 (UTC)
  98. EEC 0585 03:45, 24 April 2010 (UTC)
  99. Eiad77 (talk) 11:56, 28 May 2009 (UTC)
  100. Elliotreed 17:35, 6 March 2007 (UTC)
  101. Enos733 (talk) 18:16, 23 January 2011 (UTC)
  102. Epeefleche (talk) 07:40, 20 August 2010 (UTC)
  103. Erechtheus 01:53, 30 July 2006 (UTC)
  104. Esqboydc 19:22, 6 August 2009 (UTC)
  105. Ex turpi causa British law, History & Philosophy of law, Intellectual Property, IT/Media
  106. FelisRead
  107. Fladrif (talk) 22:36, 17 March 2013 (UTC)
  108. FlatfordMill
  109. Florianfeder 19:22, 27 January 2011 (UTC)
  110. For Peter's Sake 17:35, 11 December 2008 (UTC)
  111. Forty two (talk) 10:19, 8 March 2010 (UTC) all laws Indian
  112. Francis Davey
  113. Frank Flanagan 00:44 24 March 2011 (UTC)
  114. FrederickFolgerPrize law, Admiralty Law, Jurisprudence, Am. Founding & Political philosophy
  115. FrumpyTheClown (talk) 04:56, 11 April 2009 (UTC)
  116. Geof Bard
  117. GiantSnowman 14:54, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
  118. GlockGuy
  119. Grimmy999
  120. Hartboy (talk) 03:13, 10 March 2010 (UTC)
  121. HJ Mitchell- Alevel law student, contributing articles on tort cases, especially occupiers' liability
  122. Hotsummer_9 (talk) 09:52, 11 September 2010 (UTC) (US Patent and IP)
  123. indielounge (talk)
  124. InMyHumbleOpinion (talk) 07:04, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  125. int21h
  126. Internazionale (talk) 06:46, 27 November 2012 (UTC) (Public and Private International Law, Antitrust, EU Law, Law and Development)
  127. Iselilja (Norwegian law)
  128. J.R. GetsingerJrgetsin 02:31, 8 August 2006 (UTC)—
  129. Jack Hawkins legal academic & Times reader (talk) 22:03, 14 November 2011 (UTC) Mental condition defences and criminal law theory
  130. JakeH07
  131. James500 (talk) 11:29, 21 February 2009 (UTC)
  132. JaniB ECJ and ECHR judgments.
  133. Jarovid
  134. Jblaufeld
  135. Jc3s5h (talk) 17:04, 14 October 2009 (UTC)
  136. JCO312 16:33, 17 January 2007 (UTC)
  137. JDOG555 (talk) 22:12, 3 December 2011 (UTC)
  138. Jet123 17:23, 1 March 2007 (UTC)
  139. JimA395 19:51, 20 May 2010 (UTC)
  140. John2510 (talk) 14:17, 19 August 2010 (UTC)
  141. JordanITP
  142. Jpe|ob 14:18, 9 September 2006 (UTC)
  143. Jrtayloriv (talk) 04:45, 4 February 2010 (UTC) -- primarily interested in international, environmental, and human rights related law.
  144. Juice07 12:53, 3 December 2007 (GMT)
  145. Justin 03:11, 23 June 2006 (UTC) – anti-discrimination, limitation of speech & press, undue burden; esp. abortion, same-sex)
  146. Khin2718 (talk) 02:30, 17 December 2009 (UTC)
  147. Kmmnderkoala ( im a new wikipedian, if i did anything wrong please explain on my talk page.) 05:32, 8 December 2011‎
  148. Laurenthian (talk) 23:15, 27 December 2013 (UTC) Law student; reproductive rights, labor rights, criminal law, Alabama law, SCotUS
  149. Lawdroid (talk) 22:16, 30 January 2009 (UTC)
  150. LegalSkeptic 19:10, 9 March 2010 (UTC) (First Amendment, environmental law, jurisprudence, New Jersey law)
  151. Legis 10:56, 4 August 2006 (UTC)
  152. Lemonmelonsuperstar (talk) 05:59, 20 March 2015 (UTC)
  153. Lemonsawdust 09:37, 10 June 2006 (UTC)
  154. Lexah06 05:55, 10 December 2011 (UTC)
  155. Lexholland - British constitutional law, legal history, public international law, freedom of expression.
  156. LH (talk) 21:56, 2 January 2009 (UTC)
  157. Liberalufp
  158. Lightbreather 16:29, 18 September 2013 (UTC) - Journalist. First Amendment, Second Amendment, media law, firearms laws (federal).
  159. (Lihaas (talk) 02:55, 15 November 2010 (UTC)).
  160. Loquitor(talk) 21:29, 7 March 2010 (UTC)Family Law
  161. Lord Roem (talk)
  162. Lquilter - copyright, intellectual property, freedom of expression articles; categorization
  163. Magenstat (talk) 08:41, 26 February 2015 (UTC) -Student, mental health and prisons in the United States
  164. Malke 2010 Malke 2010 (talk) 19:35, 21 March 2013 (UTC) (U.S. copyright law/Commonwealth countries copyright law)
  165. Manorathan - Student, Economics
  166. Manumitany - J.D. Student; Private International Law.
  167. Matthew Proctor
  168. Matthewqueen (talk) 05:10, 10 July 2010 (UTC)
  169. Mediterraneo (talk) 20:35, 6 April 2008 (UTC): law firm history, e.g. Davis Polk & Wardwell, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle, Salans, Watson, Farley & Williams
  170. MercuriiMaiae (talk) 22:17, 19 March 2015 (UTC)
  171. Mhs5392
  172. MikeDunford - J.D.; LLM Student; Comparative & International Dispute Resolution
  173. MinjKim (talk) 21:50, 6 March 2013 (UTC)
  174. minutemax - J.D. Candidate in Canada
  175. Morning277 (talk) 14:59, 28 November 2009 (UTC) - Concord Law School Graduate
  176. morninj (J.D. student, Boalt Hall) (talk)
  177. Mphan5 (talk) 16:45, 2 December 2011 (UTC) (Canadian law student)
  178. Mwtwgt (talk) 5 March 2013
  179. Mysteryquest (talk) 19:11, 15 September 2009 (UTC)
  180. NDSteve10 (talk) 01:36, 2 November 2010 (UTC) (US)
  181. NewYork1956
  182. Newyorkbrad 21:27, 12 September 2006 (UTC)
  183. Nizate - J.D. Candidate; Property Law, Constitutional Law
  184. Notecardforfree (talk) 04:43, 3 July 2015 (UTC) --Expertise in constitutional law and administrative law
  185. Nwlaw63
  186. OCNative - primarily judicial biographies 01:52, 17 April 2011 (UTC)
  187. Ohmyerica - J.D. Candidate
  188. PassionoftheDamon (talk) 01:47, 2 December 2008 (UTC)
  189. PKilgore Pckilgore (talk) 18:16, 23 April 2010 (UTC) (General, US Patent and IP)
  190. Police,Mad,Jack (talk · contribs) 19:41, 12 September 2008 (UTC)
  191. Polytheme (talk) 04:53, 16 September 2010 (UTC) (Legal research, sexual orientation law, US constitutional law)
  192. PraeceptorIP (patents, copyrights, intellectual property, antitrust, trade regulation) 20:51, 15 July 2015 (UTC)
  193. PullUpYourSocks
  194. Racepacket (talk) 21:22, 15 April 2011 (UTC)
  195. Radeonhead (talk) 23:08, 23 April 2013 (UTC)
  196. Rich Farmbrough, 03:05, 29 March 2014 (UTC).
  197. RichsLaw (talk) 14:37, 14 June 2009 (UTC)
  198. Richwales (talk) 22:15, 6 August 2008 (UTC) – primarily immigration and citizenship articles
  199. Riotrocket8676 (talk) 03:34, 18 December 2008 (UTC)
  200. RiverStyx23 8 December 2012
  201. Rober-houdin (talk)
  202. Rodhullandemu - UK Criminal Law & Procedure
  203. RScordamaglia - Social Security Disability Law
  204. RTH24- United States Federal Civil Procedure, Products Liability, Class Action and Mass Tort, state law in Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee and criminal practice in the states of Tennessee and Georgia.
  205. Russ (talk)
  206. Rzlaw - R. Zebulon Law, Esq. - Orange County, California; Estate and Business Planning, Trust Administration, Probate Avoidance, Private Foundation and Charity organization.
  207. Sam Glover (talk)
  208. Sam.gov (talk) 03:52, 9 November 2013 (UTC)
  209. Samirpshinde
  210. SchnitzelMannGreek (talk)always intrested in law and politics-hope to be one one day.
  211. Scythian77
  212. Sean (talk || contribs) 19:17, 26 December 2009 (UTC)
  213. Sebisthlm (talk) 11:05, 17 February 2008 (UTC), Swedish & EC law
  214. SenatorSteve (talk) 16:31, 23 April 2011 (UTC) -- Former pirate who leaned on the educated and good-looking side AKA a Politician, who lived on Mackinac Island. Pursing second BA to teach American Politics, History, Law and Economics aka Piracy!
  215. Shayday (talk) 10 June 2016, legal theory, English law and procedure, criminal, contract
  216. Silverhand -- (Paralegal with interest in topics involving Bankruptcy, U.S. Federal Student Aid and Social Security Disability matters)
  217. Simon Dodd
  218. Simplysavvy
  219. Singularity42 (talk) 19:59, 18 August 2009 (UTC)
  220. SixBlueFish 18:59, 26 February 2009 (UTC) (American Constitutional law and US Supreme Court decisions)
  221. Skittleys (talk) 02:38, 7 July 2008 (UTC) all, particularly lawyer administration and regulation
  222. Slin2264
  223. Smith Jones 15:45, 10 August 2009 (UTC)
  224. SMUconlaw 17:58, 29 July 2010 (UTC)
  225. Solarra 03:54, 2 August 2014 (UTC) Primarily interested in criminal law and US Supreme Court rulings
  226. JackLee – mostly Singapore law.
  227. Springacres (talk) 1 February 2016 (American constitutional law, substantive due process, civil and criminal litigation)
  228. Squideshi (talk) 21:55, 16 January 2010 (UTC)
  229. STCLclass LawProf-criminal, administrative, environmental, nonprofits
  230. Stephen (talk) 19:01, 20 March 2010 (UTC) - US Copyright, IP
  231. Suastiastu (talk) 15:07, 29 April 2016 (UTC)
  232. AgnosticAphid talk 04:10, 18 January 2011 (UTC)
  233. Tarheel95 1 February 2013
  234. Tdreid (talk) 15:50, 10 July 2009 (UTC)
  235. Tetobigbro
  236. Thehistorian10 (talk) 19:18, 19 December 2011 (UTC)
  237. THF 22:01, 11 August 2007 (UTC)
  238. TINGLED1 (talk) 01:03, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
  239. Tortfeasible
  240. Totie (talk) 16:11, 12 November 2009 (UTC) – Dutch and European law
  241. Tyciol (talk) 23:41, 12 October 2008 (UTC) Monitoring ongoing free speech/media issues
  242. Passerculus90 (U.S. Law: debtor/creditor law, real estate law, bankruptcy law, finance law, administrative law) 5:42, 12 March 2016 (UTC)
  243. ukexpat talk --ukexpat 14:23, 27 April 2007 (UTC)
  244. Unavoidable (talk) 22:28, 2 April 2012 (UTC) (Canadian law, international law, IP law)
  245. User:Cattycat95 Cat (talk) 20:19, 11 June 2014 (UTC)
  246. User:EricHaim 04:14 PST, 30 January 2012 (UTC)Constitutional theory, U.S. Constitutional history and law
  247. User:Jason246xy
  248. User:Regicollis
  249. User:TravisMunson1993 15:35, 24 September 2010 (UTC)
  250. Cirt (talk · contribs) - — Cirt (talk) 04:44, 2 November 2011 (UTC).
  251. Presidentman (talk · contribs)
  252. Prototime (talk · contribs) (various, but primarily Voting rights in the United States)
  253. Puffysphere (talk · contribs)
  254. vaibhavgupta1989 (talk) All types of Laws
  255. Verkhovensky (talk) 15:49, 13 October 2009 (UTC)
  256. VeryRusty (talk) 12:07, 4 September 2009 (UTC) Law of Australia, labor law, Intellectual property
  257. Viciouslies (talk) 23:38, 29 August 2009 (UTC)
  258. Victoria.delgado (talk) 16:47, 4 October 2012 (UTC) talk:Victoria.delgado (talk) 16:47, 4 October 2012 (UTC)
  259. Wabash Canoe (talk)
  260. Walshga 09:22, 10 July 2007 (UTC)
  261. WannaBeEditor (talk) 00:05, 3 March 2016 (UTC)
  262. West Horizon U.S. Civil and Felony Assault Law, World Legal History --West Horizon (talk) 20:40, 13 August 2012 (UTC)
  263. Wikidea 08:46, 19 December 2006 (UTC)
  264. Wikidemo 07:47, 27 August 2007 (UTC)
  265. Wikilost (talk) 17:25, 18 October 2009 (UTC) Constitutional Law, Attorney Biographies
  266. Will Hahn (talk) 20:51, 24 October 2012 (UTC)
  267. zachl71 25 November 2011
  268. Zntrip 06:26, 1 September 2011 (UTC)
  269. Zoticogrillo (talk) 21:59, 14 January 2008 (UTC)
  270. what a crazy random happenstance 12:37, 14 January 2010 (UTC)
  271. AlexanderGerten
  272. Graham (talk) 18:56, 15 August 2016 (UTC)

Resting (self-identified)

  1. Ado2102 (talk) 19:28, 29 December 2009 (UTC) (Nationality laws)
  2. Duff - Resting since July 2007
  3. Non Curat Lex - Resting since November 2006
  4. Tarun Jain - Resting since April 2008

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