“On July 5, 1884, Dudley, Stephens, and Brooks, “all able-bodied English seamen”, and an English tee-age boy were cast adrift in a lifeboat following a storm at sea. They had no water with them in the boat, and all they had for sustenance were two one-pound tins of turnips. On July 24, Dudley proposed that one of the four in the lifeboat be sacrificed to save the others. Stephens agreed with Dudley, but Brooks refused to consent, and the boy was never asked for his opinion. On July 25, Dudley killed the boy, and the three men then fed on the boy’s body and blood. Four days later, the men were rescued by a passing vessel. They were taken to England and tried for the murder of the boy. If the men had not fed on the boy’s body, they would probably have died of starvation within the four-day period. The boy, who was in a much weaker condition, would likely have died before the rest.
You be the judge, and argue and decide the following issues:
(a) According to which school or schools of jurisprudence might the court use to support its point of view?
(b) Which school or schools of jurisprudence could the advocates of the law rely on to back their point of view? (articulate a justifiable decision after analyzing the situation from Natural law, Positivism, or Legal Realism)
Assigment 1: read the facts of case and comment on the issue(s) in question by applying the logic of jurisprudence: natural law, positivism or legal realism in responding to the issue(s) in
question.2 – Students submitted their responses to the issue(s) in question in an analytic understanding with reference to the legal issues by applying the logic of jurisprudence.
1 -Students submitted their responses to the issue(s) in question in an analytic understanding with NO reference to the legal issues by applying the logic of jurisprudence. 0 –
One sentence responses to the issue(s) in question or NO assignment submitted.
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