Law

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Law is the set of rules a society adopts to regulate behavior and resolve disputes.

Each jurisdiction has its own laws; but laws are often quite similar, arising from similar values and similar social, economic and political conditions.

There are several distinct legal traditions; these differ less in the substantive content of the law than in their jargon and procedures.

The several different levels of government each produce their own laws (though the extent to which law is centralized varies); thus at any one place there can be laws in force established at the local, state, national or international levels.

Legal systems

European community law -- common law -- civil law -- socialist law -- international law -- Roman law -- Canon law

Law of particular countries

Legal subject areas

Criminal law -- Civil law -- Family law -- Procedural law -- Constitutional law -- Corporations law -- Property law -- Administrative law -- Human rights law -- Intellectual Property law -- Environmental law

legal aspects of transsexualism

Subjects Auxillary to Law

Practice of law -- philosophy of law -- jurisprudence -- comparative law -- legal history -- [law and literature]]

Other (To be arranged into the above categories)


see also Crime


Not quite law: Law of nature -- Murphys law -- Finagles law -- Hanlons Razor -- Sturgeons law -- Parkinsons law -- Occam's razor


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