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ISSN: 2169-0170

Journal of Civil & Legal Sciences
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Law as Lore

Leon Wolff*

Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Bond University, Queensland, Australia

*Corresponding Author:
Leon Wolff
Associate Professor
Faculty of Law, Bond University
Queensland, Australia
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: September 25, 2012; Accepted Date: November 23, 2012; Published Date: November 28, 2012

Citation: Wolff L (2012) Law as Lore. J Civil Legal Sci 2:e108. doi: 10.4172/2169-0170.1000e108

Copyright: © 2012 Wolff L. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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