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Flavia Agnes

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780198072201

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198072201.001.0001

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The Interface between Life and Law

The Interface between Life and Law

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Family Law Volume 2

Flavia Agnes

Oxford University Press

In the interface between life and law, the mundane and the ordinariness of life gets blended with lofty jurisprudential concepts and gets transformed into a legal narrative. The case of Farzana showing the reconstituting of self through the legal process is presented. In contrast to Farzana’s case, it then follows by Seema’s case from the lawyer’s chamber to its final order. On the other hand, Juliet’s case exposes further quandaries as notions of rights and justice get challenged and, in the process, reconstituted. The case of Meenakshi displaying her sexuality, morality, and the burden of guilt is reported. In general, these cases uncover a complex range of experiences and read like fiction or a film script, but for the fact that they concern real women. The lawyer forms the connection between the law and the litigant. The cases of these women helped in discussing the interface between life and law.

Keywords:   life, law, Farzana, Seema, Juliet, Meenakshi, lawyer, interface

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