What is law? For an answer to this question is been looking during all law history long. It can be found a lot of conceptions of law in legal theory. Eight world wide conceptions of law are examined dividing them in two groups by law origin criterion. First group origin source is not realistically difined. To this group belong: „conception of law as the result of history of society culture“, „psychological law conception“, „conception of law as religion“, „natural law conception“ and „legal pliuralism“. Second group origin source is realistically difined. To this group belong: „legal posityvism“, „legal realism“ and F. A. von Hayek‘s „spontaneous oder“. Some conceptions of law have more influence over understandingwhat is law, some of them less. For example legal posityvism and natural law conception have rather huge influance over understanding what is law. These two conceptions are as interfering between each other. It can be said that every law conception is correct, because it reflects specific historical time, specific society understanding of law. In these days we can find contemporary conception of law. Which has attribute of law as the result of history of society culture, psychological law, natural law, legal realism and leagal posityvism. The definition of contemporary law: law is a system of setteled in society members conscious and developed over its culture obligatory behaviour rules, which embody society values concurrent from human being, and which are recognized by society and enforced by state.
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