National Law and International Law

national law

National law refers to laws passed by Congress and signed into law by the President of a nation. These laws are enforceable throughout the entire country, unlike state or local laws which only cover specific areas of the country. The National Law Review is a legal journal that publishes articles about emerging American law written by practicing attorneys and vetted scholars. It was founded in 1888 in Philadelphia by publishers and book sellers Kay & Brother. It has several sections including a book review section, an index of important decisions and a section devoted to Current Legal Thought. The National Law Review also has an on-line version.

International law and national law are two important concepts that prospective law professionals should understand before choosing their career path. International law pertains to agreements and treaties between several nations, while national law focuses on the acts of a single nation.

For example, if a business operates in the United States and abroad, the company will have to follow American rules regarding workplace violence and harassment. But if the company is located in another country where there are no domestic laws regarding these issues, the company will have to handle each situation on a case-by-case basis. In the case of the United States, the National Labor Relations Act dictates that “it shall be the duty of the Service, in order to promote the full flow of commerce and to protect the legitimate rights of employees and employers in their relations with each other, to encourage collective bargaining, to provide for reasonable and peaceful procedures for avoiding industrial strife and for settling disputes through conciliation and mediation, and to eliminate practices on the part of either labor or management which are inimical to the general welfare.” This is a national law.

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