Some Wikipedians have formed a project to better organize information in articles related to Law. This page and its subpages contain their suggestions; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians. If you would like to help, please inquire on the talk page and see the to-do list below.
This Wikiproject is aimed at creating a greater consistency among the law-related articles. Key areas of concern include consistency in defining concepts across multiple jurisdictions and proper categorization of articles.
It is vital that we create a comprehensive explanation of the common law, which is shared by most English-speaking countries. The common law is clearly divisible into a number of key areas, each of which should be tackled and developed in turn. These areas are:
Equally vital is a comprehensive explanation of the most widespread type of law, law based on civil code. The categories of civil code often have complete one-to-one equivalents in common law, but the major areas are generally classified by one of two systems:
Each of these areas contains a wide array of long-established but nuanced doctrines, and each has a complex and ultimately fascinating history - making this a particularly worthy project for Wikipedia to conquer!
A joint effort that can be undertaken between this project and WikiProject Philosophy is to improve the quality of articles concerned with the philosophical questions about law itself. Key components of the philosophy of law include:
Ballinacurra Weston (talk) 02:10, 18 October 2020 (UTC) (Legal History of England, Legal History of the United States, Legal History of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Constitutional Law of Pennsylvania, interaction of canon/ecclesiastical law and English common law)[reply]
Bonjourleworld (talk) 06:37, 26 August 2015 (UTC) (Primary interest lies in American constitutional law, civil war amendments, substantive due process, but with general background in international and common law traditions)[reply]
Kohlrabi Pickle (talk) 09:48, 18 February 2019 (UTC), undergraduate law student in the UK, interested in public law, public international law, land law, contract law, human rights law (ECHR) and criminology[reply]
Kmmnderkoala ( im a new wikipedian, if i did anything wrong please explain on my talk page.) 05:32, 8 December 2011
Laurenthian (talk) 23:15, 27 December 2013 (UTC) Law student; reproductive rights, labor rights, criminal law, Alabama law, SCotUS[reply]
RTH24- United States Federal Civil Procedure, Products Liability, Class Action and Mass Tort, state law in Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee and criminal practice in the states of Tennessee and Georgia.
SenatorSteve (talk) 16:31, 23 April 2011 (UTC) -- Former pirate who leaned on the educated and good-looking side AKA a Politician, who lived on Mackinac Island. Pursing second BA to teach American Politics, History, Law and Economics aka Piracy![reply]
Sh3l4 U.S. Criminal and Constitutional Law (South Texas College of Law)
Shayday (talk) 10 June 2016, legal theory, English law and procedure, criminal, contract
Silverhand -- (Paralegal with interest in topics involving Bankruptcy, U.S. Federal Student Aid and Social Security Disability matters)
Can Traffic stop be added and fixed? Or separate page called "Traffic stop law"
Should Fish v. Kobach be renamed Fish v. Schwab? Document 573 in this case in the US District Court for the District of Kansas filed 01/18/19 says, "Plaintiffs sued Defendant Kris W. Kobach in his official capacity as Secretary of State for the State of Kansas. Kobach served in that capacity until noon on January 14, 2019. At that time, his successor, Scott Schwab, was sworn in as Kansas Secretary of State. By operation of law, Secretary Schwab “is automatically substituted as a party.” Fed. R. Civ. P. 25(d)." The final rulings were issued June 18 and 19, 2018, but the case was appealed. I suspect that people with Wikipedia:WikiProject Law may have standard procedures for dealing with situations like this. Thanks, DavidMCEddy (talk) 04:12, 23 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
We are currently seeking to impose a better organizational scheme to this page. Please see the Talk page for more information and to discuss. Also feel to jump right in and help with this project.
See the top of an article's Talk page to determine its importance to WP:LAW.
Articles listed on this "Tasks" page should have one or more cleanup tags (for the entire article or for sections). Cleanup tags are also known as "template messages", which are applied to a page using a cleanup template affixed to the top of the article. See a description of the cleanup process and a list of cleanup templates, also known as "template messages".
Cleanup needed: Top-importance articles
Articles in this section have been rated "Top-class" (also known as "Top-importance") on the WikiProject Law Importance scale.
Murder - needs cites, could become a GA with a bit of work. Would it be worthwhile to take the knotty legal issues out of this article and instead try to deal with them more clearly (and accurately) in separate articles by jurisdiction? There is significant chat on the talk page but I'm not sure how active it is. Would be willing to help as best I can but need guidance Shayday~enwiki (talk) 03:17, 10 June 2016 (UTC) SH[reply]
Cleanup needed: High-importance articles
Articles in this section have been rated "High-class" (also known as "High-importance") on the WikiProject Law Importance scale.
Cleanup needed: Mid-importance articles
Articles in this section have been rated "Mid-class" (also known as "Mid-importance") on the WikiProject Law Importance scale.
Articles added to Tasks page, but do not contain any Cleanup tags
These articles were placed on this Tasks page at some time in the past. They might require cleanup of some kind, but since they do not contain any cleanup tags their status is unclear. See a description of the cleanup process and a list of cleanup templates. (Cleanup tags are also known as "cleanup messages" or "template messages").
Alford plea - The current page is extremely weak and lacks nuance. Most significantly, as discussed on its talk page, the definition section is repetitive and nigh unreadable and the commentary section reads more like a set of book jacket reviews than a critical discussion. I don't have the legal knowhow to really fix the page up, but I figure someone here does. Gazeboist (talk) 07:34, 7 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
Moved to this category on 27 Jan 2020. I agree with Gazeboist's assessment. I changed the WP:LAW quality rating from B-class to C-class. - Mark D Worthen PsyD(talk) (I'm a man—traditional male pronouns are fine.) 14:51, 27 January 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Articles added to Tasks page, but have since improved
Corporate law - the article has little coherence, and seems to suffer from a lack of defined purpose. As of 27 Jan 2020 - WP:LAW B-class. - Mark D Worthen PsyD(talk) (I'm a man—traditional male pronouns are fine.) 14:51, 27 January 2020 (UTC)[reply]
The articles below have not yet been reviewed to determine their proper placement in the new organizational scheme. You can help by determining the article's importance to WikiProject Law and then moving it to the appropriate section above. (2 Jun 2019)
Selective publication – a process by which courts (especially appellate courts) in common-law systems (such as the United States) decide which decisions should be published. If I understand correctly, only published decisions are binding precedent; rules vary as to whether unpublished decisions have persuasive authority, or have no precedential value at all. (draft stub)
Rule of criminative circumstances (Scotland)
In need of elaboration
Dualism (law) - I'm suprised this didn't have an article until i wrote a stub just now; now a redirect...
Maxims of equity Interesting article, however virtually uncited, making it impossible to know how accurate it is.
High crimes and misdemeanors - In addition to spotty citations, there seems to be a substantial issue of contradiction in the article. See talk page for details
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