Thema Subject Categories 1.4

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L Law
Use all L* codes for: academic, professional or specialist titles only. DO NOT USE: code ‘L’ itself, but select specific categories from section L*. The L* section is not meant to reflect any particular legal system and many titles will need at least two codes to create the appropriate category. Use all L* codes with: PLACE 1* Qualifiers to indicate jurisdiction (especially with LN* codes), plus other qualifiers as appropriate.
Prefer: VS* codes for more general adult titles
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LA Jurisprudence and general issues
LAB Methods, theory and philosophy of law
LAF Systems of law
Use for: works about different legal systems or to indicate a particular type of law is from a particular system. Use all LAF* codes with: other L* codes and PLACE 1* Qualifiers, as appropriate, to indicate the type of legal system and the type of laws and the jurisdiction
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LAM Comparative law
LAQ Law and society, sociology of law
LAR Legal aspects of criminology
LAS Legal skills and practice
LAT Legal profession: general
See also: LNAL Legal systems: regulation of legal profession
LAY Law as it applies to other professions and disciplines
See also: VSD Law, citizenship and rights for the lay person
LAZ Legal history

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