Legal Personality In The Wizard World

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Both lawyers and magicians are similar in the aspect that they can turn words into power. In law, we don’t have the spell “Avada Kedavra,” but a Judge saying “I here by sentence you to death” has the same practical effect. Similarly, another set of words that has certainly turned into a magical spell for many corporations and associations is to have a “legal personality”. It is only when they cast this spell they are able to exercise an identity of their own. They can sue, represent in trials etc. But, what does it mean to have a legal personality? Certainly attributing anthropomorphic qualities to an entity does not qualify it to be a legal person as is evident from the fact that a corporation cannot marry, procreate etc. but it still comes under the radar of juristic persons. This debate circling around legal personality can be juxtaposed to the wizard world as well. Interestingly, the wizard world isn't just full of men and women with wands; in fact, it's full of magical creatures. Creatures that aren’t human, or may not even have human like qualities. What’s pertinent to ask here is whether these magical creatures have a legal personality or not. This essay, thus, tends to analyze the legal personality of magical creatures, particularly hippogriffs under the laws of the wizarding world.…show more content…
One such theory deals with assigning a fictional legal personality to an entity. Another theory that flows from this theory is the concession theory that assigns all the responsibility over a state to recognize an entity as a legal personality. According to this, it is by grace or concession of the state alone that the legal personality is granted, created or recognized. When we look at the wizard world, the State corresponds to the Ministry of Magical Affairs. The laws laid down by the Ministry are governed and implemented by different

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