Understanding the Sociological School of Jurisprudence: Exploring the Intersection of Law & Society
By Jyaditya Dogra, Delhi Metropolitan Education, GGSIPU.*
The Sociological School of Jurisprudence is a unique perspective on the law that emphasizes the importance of studying the social and cultural context in which legal rules and institutions operate. This research paper seeks to provide a comprehensive understanding of the Sociological School of Jurisprudence by examining its historical origins, key concepts, and contemporary relevance. The paper begins with a discussion of the founding figures of the Sociological School, including Émile Durkheim, Max Weber, and Karl Marx, and their contributions to the development of this perspective. It then explores the core concepts of the Sociological School, such as legal culture, social norms, and the role of power in shaping legal institutions. The paper also examines the contemporary relevance of the Sociological School, with a focus on its application in areas such as critical race theory, feminist legal theory, and law and economics. The paper argues that the Sociological School of Jurisprudence offers a valuable framework for understanding the complex interactions between law and society, and has the potential to inform more just and equitable legal practices.
Keywords: Sociological School Of Jurisprudence, Law And Society, Social Context, Legal Realism, Legal Pluralism, Legal Positivism, Critical Legal Studies, Social Justice.