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Law Through the Life Course

By Jonathan Herring

Published

1 May 2021

Page count

224 pages

ISBN

978-1529204681

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

1 May 2021

Page count

224 pages

ISBN

978-1529204667

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

1 May 2021

Page count

224 pages

ISBN

978-1529204698

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press
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    Law Through the Life Course

    Court decisions are typically seen as one-off interventions relating to an incident in a person’s life, but a legal decision can impact on the person as they were and who they will become.

    This book is the first to explore the interactions of the law with the life course in order to understand the complex life journey as a whole. Jonathan Herring reveals how the law privileges “middle age” to the detriment of the whole life story and explains why an understanding of the life course is important for lawyers.

    Relevant to those working in family law, elder law, medical law and ethics, jurisprudence, gender and the law, it will promote new thinking by exploring the engagement of the law with the life course of the self.

    Jonathan Herring is Vice Dean and Professor of Law at the University of Oxford. He researches and teaches on a range of law areas including Family Law, Criminal Law, Medical Law, Elder Law, Care Law, and Law and Vulnerability. He is the author of several best-selling law textbooks in these areas as well as a number of other books and articles. He is an editor for the Child and Family Law Quarterly.

    Introduction

    Life Course Theory

    The Fetus

    Childhood

    Adulthood

    Old Age

    Death

    Family Law

    Mental Capacity

    Conclusion