Ethical Jurisprudence Law and Legal Definition

Ethical jurisprudence is a branch of legal philosophy which approaches the law from the viewpoint of its ethical significance and adequacy. It deals with the law as it ought to be an ideal state. It investigates the purpose of law and the measure and manner in which that purpose is fulfilled. It concerns itself chiefly with the relation of law to certain ideas which law is meant to achieve. This area of study brings together moral and legal philosophy. In German, ethical jurisprudence is known as Rechtsphilosophie and in French it is known as philosophie du droit.