The Purpose of Law School


Law is the system of rules enforced through governmental institutions to regulate behavior and ensure that a society adheres to a common moral code. Law may be made by a collective legislature, resulting in statutes, or by the executive, leading to decrees and regulations, or by judges through case law. Law may also be influenced by a constitution, whether written or tacit, and the rights encoded therein.

Law consists of a set of rules, procedures, and processes for determining what is permissible and impermissible, including the right to life, liberty, property, and contract. It applies to both public and private actors and ensures that justice is accessible, equitable, and efficient. It is clear, publicly available, stable and predictable, and reflects the needs of the community in which it operates.

Lawyers are typically hired to solve legal problems and protect the interests of their clients. This involves navigating the complex laws and regulations of the land, making sure their client is treated fairly, and providing sound advice. It is a highly rewarding career that many find fulfilling. They see their clients during some of the most traumatic and stressful times in their lives, and are able to help them overcome these challenges.

There are several perks to being a lawyer, including the ability to make more money than other professions and having a high level of respect from society. However, the main reason people choose to study law is the satisfaction of helping others and putting a stop to injustice.

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