Legal Methods and Systems - Intro to Law (1)

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Introduction to Law (1)

What is Law?

"A command issued from a superior to an inferior and enforced by sanctions". "The body of principles recognised and applied by the state in the administration of justice". The law is vital to all countries as it is method of regulating society's conduct and should ensure that societies don't disintergrate into anarchy and disorder.

Classification of Law - Public and Private Law:

Since the law covers such a wide variety of matters, it can be helpful to divide it into different categories.

Civil and Criminal Law:

Criminal Law --> Conduct against the state and for the general interest of society

Civil Law --> Disputes between private individuals

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