It can be inferred that the author of the passage believes which one of the following about the history of law in rel...

on January 14 at 09:25PM

Answer Choice (a)

Would (a) be the correct answer because of the author's discussion about Goodrich's view in the last paragraph?

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Ravi on January 15 at 01:03AM

@Boram,

We know from the passage that the author believes that modern
jurisprudence is not doing a good job because it's failing to take
into account the history of law. In the answer choices, we're looking
for one that paraphrases our prediction.

Answer A is correct because it accurately states the author's beliefs.
The author believes that modern jurisprudence is misinterpreting the
nature of the legal tradition.

You asked if A is correct because of the author's discussion of
Goodrich in the last paragraph. A is correct not just because of this,
but because this is the message we get throughout the passage. Other
key points in the text that show us the author's belief about the
history of law in relation to modern jurisprudence are in the last
sentence of the first paragraph, where she states, "common law cannot
be properly understood without taking a long historical view." This
implies that the author believes that history is essential in
understanding common law, and therefore is also essential in
understanding jurisprudence.

The first sentence of the second paragraph also gives us a clue as to
how the author views modern jurisprudence in stating that it has
seldom treated common law as a constantly evolving phenomenon rooted
in history.

Does this make sense? Let us know if you have any more questions!