Jurisprudence has three interlinking senses that tie this word tightly to the spirit of the law. Jurisprudence is: "the science or philosophy of law, a specific system or body of laws, or a singular branch of law (e.g. civil jurisprudence)." The word is derived from the Latin juris prudentia with juris meaning "of right, of law" and prudentia meaning "knowledge, a foreseeing." In its philosophical context jurisprudence means not only writing the laws, but creating a method by which to interpret them: the very method that we'll explore in this slideshow.