Is there a formal branch or name for the kind(s) of philosophy needed to answer questions like the following ? If so, how can I self-learn it? I stress that no legal knowledge is required.
The background material for these questions are lengthy so I only abstracted a few select questions; I mightn't've provided enough, so Please feel free to emend or improve this post
http://www.caths.cam.ac.uk/home/?m=page&id=167: This page is short so I won't summarise it here.
Essay Question - Specimen question 2: (page 1 of 6)
- Should people be regarded as having fundamental moral rights, quite independently of law? If so, how should we decide what those rights are? Give reasons for your answer.
Problem Question - Specimen question iii: (p 3 of 6)
X promises Y to pay Z £500 and Z, on hearing of this and because of it, immediately pays some outstanding bills. Before any money is handed over to Z, X and Y change their mind and agree to cancel their contract. Can Z sue X under the Act? Give reasons for your answer.
Comprehension Question - Specimen question: (p 6 of 6)
- Explain in your own words, and indicating how it differed from the reasoning of the Court of Appeal, the reasoning of Lord Diplock in this case.
- In the first paragraph of his judgment, Lord Diplock suggests that a bystander who came across the fire would not be guilty of any offence if he failed to take steps which were within his powers to put it out. Why should that be? Do you agree that such a person should not be guilty of an offence? Give reasons for your answer