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This is a first draft of an effort to measure the quality of a legal system. It is in two parts. The first asks how well the system as a whole is performing four key functions: the deterrence of wrongful conduct, the facilitation of voluntary transactions, the resolution of private disputes, and the redress of governmental abuses of power. The second part attempts to assess how well the key institutions of the judicial system – the courts, the private bar, and the public prosecutors – are working.