A Career in Law


Law is a framework that ensures that people live in peace and if they break the rules they can be punished. It is also a way to resolve disputes. For example, if two people are fighting over a piece of property the courts can decide who owns it.

Laws are made by the state and are used to govern a country. They cover a variety of areas, such as contract law (which regulates agreements between people to exchange goods or services), tort law (which covers injury caused by negligence or breach of promise) and criminal law (which deals with offenses against the state, such as murder). Laws may also be at the federal level, in which case they preempt all laws at the state level, or at the state level, where they coexist with more powerful federal statutes.

A career in Law can be very rewarding. There is a lot of room for growth, especially in large firms. Most lawyers will have an office, a work schedule that can be flexible and will likely receive other benefits such as expense accounts. There is also a good chance of being able to make a decent salary.

Roscoe Pound came up with a definition of law that states that “law is the method by which social wants are satisfied.” Laws must be coercive in order to serve their purpose, which is to control society.