LL. B. (I Sem.) Examination, Dec. 2015


Jurisprudence – 1


Time : Three Hours] [Maximum Marks : 100

Note : This paper is divided into three Sections—A, B and C. Section-A contains Descriptive Answer Questions, Section-B contains Short Answer Questions and Section-C contains Very Short Answer Questions. Attempt all the Sections as per instructions.


(Descriptive Answer Questions)

This Section contains five questions, attempt any three questions. Each question carries 20 marks. Answer must be descriptive. 20×3-60

1.”Jurisprudence is the philosophy of Positive Law.” -(Austin) Discuss. 20

2. Discuss the Salmond’s definition of law and examine how far it is applicable to Indian legal system. 20

3. What is Pound’s theory of social engineering? Discuss fully. 20

4. “The prophesies of what the Courts will do in fact and nothing more pretentions are what I mean by law.” —(Homes) Comment. 20

5. What is ‘Natural Law’? Examine historically. 20

Section -B

(Short Answer Questions)

This Section contains three questions, attempt any two questions. Each question carries 10 marks. Short answer is required. 10×2=20

6. Write short note on Duguit’s doctrine of `social solidarity’. 10

7. Explain the `Volksgeist Theory’ of law. 10

8. What is the difference between Austin and Kelson as jurist? 10


(Very Short Answer Questions)

This Section contains five questions, all questions are compulsory. There is no internal choice. Each question carries 4 marks. Very short answer is required. 4X5=20

9. Define `Grund Norm’ given by Kelson. 4

10. Write a very brief contribution of Savigny to Jurisprudence. 4

11. Write a very short note on Duguit’s contribution to Jurisprudence. 4

12. What was the Stammler’s theory of Natural law?

13. What was the Marx’s approach to law? Write in brief. 4