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16 Topic Pages Found in Criminology & Law and starting with the letter L
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Open Labor law
Labor law

legislation dealing with human beings in their capacity as workers or wage earners. The Industrial Revolution, by introducing the machine and factory

Lagos Escobar, Ricardo (1938 - )

Chilean centre-left economist and politician, president 2000–06. A leading opposition figure during General Augusto Pinochet 's 1974–90 military

Open land

in law, any ground, soil, or earth regarded as the subject of ownership, including trees, water, buildings added by humans, the air above, and the

Lansing, Robert (1864 - 1928)

1864–1928, U.S. Secretary of State (1915–20), b. Watertown, N.Y. An authority in the field of international law, he founded the American Journal of


rules of conduct of any organized society, however simple or small, that are enforced by threat of punishment if they are violated. Modern law has a

law courts

Bodies that adjudicate (make judgement) in legal disputes. Civil cases (generally non-criminal disputes that affect the interests of an individual)

Open Law of the sea
Law of the sea

The seas and oceans cover over seven tenths of the Earth's surface and have often been described as one of the global commons, or res communis . They


agent put in place of another to manage particular affairs of the principal. An attorney in fact is an agent who conducts business under authority

Leeson, Nick (1967 - )

English derivatives trader, who was responsible for the collapse in 1995 of London's oldest merchant bank, Baring Brothers , which was subsequently

Open Legislative apportionment
Legislative apportionment

subdivision of a political body (e.g., a state or province) for the purpose of electing legislative representatives. In the United States, the