What is Law?


Law is a set of rules that govern social interactions. It is enforceable through governmental institutions. Traditionally, it has been defined as “the art of justice”.

The legal system can be divided into three categories. There are civil law, common law, and international law.

Civil law systems, for example, require less judicial decisions and statutes. In addition, they are typically shorter.

Common law systems, on the other hand, are rigid. Their structure includes a doctrine of precedent. This doctrine says that previous judicial decisions bind future ones. In other words, if a judge decides that one case should be considered precedent, he or she must do so in other cases as well.

A law degree is a qualification that certifies a person to practice law. There are many different degrees and certificates available. Some common ones include a Juris Doctor (JD) and a Bar Professional Training Course. There are also higher academic degrees like a Master of Laws and a PhD in Law.

A legal issue is a question or problem that has been answered by the law. In the United States, for example, it can range from issues with money to housing problems. It may also arise when a person is charged with a crime. A lawyer can help solve the issue.

Depending on the type of case, the court will make a judgment. A decision on a legal issue can be based on the facts of the case or it may be based on the interpretation of the law.

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