Law FAQs:

Q: Is law a system of rules that are created and enforced through social or governmental institutions to regulate behavior?

A: Yes.

Q: Is law generally divided into two main areas?

A: Yes.

Q: Was law adapted to cope with the changing social situations and underwent major codification under Theodosius II and Justinian I?

A: Yes, Although codes were replaced by custom and case law during the Dark Ages, Roman law was rediscovered around the 11th century when medieval legal scholars began to research Roman codes and adapt their concepts.

Q: Is law a diverse field of study that examines the interaction of law with society and overlaps with jurisprudence?

A: Yes, and philosophy of law, social theory and more specialised subjects such as criminology.

Q: Is law dealt with under statutory regimes or international conventions?

A: Yes.

Q: Is law unalterability?

A: Yes, because the word of God cannot be amended or legislated against by judges or governments.

Q: Was law heavily influenced by Greek philosophy?

A: Yes, but its detailed rules were developed by professional jurists and were highly sophisticated.

Q: Was law practiced throughout the Muslim world in a non-codified form?

A: Yes, and with the Ottoman Empire's Mecelle code in the 19th century being a first attempt at codifying elements of Sharia law.

Q: Is law increasingly important?

A: Yes, and especially in light of the Kyoto Protocol and the potential danger of climate change.

Q: Was law administered by judges and barristers?

A: Yes.

Q: Is law the first and?

A: Yes, so far, only example of an internationally accepted legal system other than the UN and the World Trade Organisation.

Q: Is law commonly known as jurisprudence?

A: Yes.

Q: Is law one example?

A: Yes.

Q: Is law a rational ordering of things which concern the common good that is promulgated by whoever is charged with the care of the community?

A: Yes.

Q: Is law a system that regulates and ensures that individuals or a community adhere to the will of the state?

A: Yes.

Q: Is law the existence of a legal profession sufficiently autonomous to invoke the authority of the independent judiciary?

A: Yes, the right to assistance of a barrister in a court proceeding emanates from this corollary—in England the function of barrister or advocate is distinguished from legal counselor.

Q: Is law the legal system used in most countries around the world today?

A: Yes.

Q: Is law all important?

A: Yes, and trace back to the medieval Lex Mercatoria.

Q: Is law a binding custom or practice of a community?

A: Yes, a rule or mode of conduct or action that is prescribed or formally recognized as binding by a supreme controlling authority or is made obligatory by a sanction made, recognized, or enforced by the controlling authority.

Q: Is law explicitly based on religious precepts?

A: Yes.

Q: Is law much concerned with the way that law is developing outside discrete state jurisdictions?

A: Yes, and being produced through social interaction in many different kinds of social arenas, and acquiring a diversity of sources of authority in communal networks existing sometimes within nation states but increasingly also transnationally.

Q: Is law typically overseen by either a government or independent regulating body such as a bar association?

A: Yes, and bar council or law society.

Q: Is law separate from morality?

A: Yes, and it is endowed with "normativity", meaning we ought to obey it.

Q: Is law codified in treaties?

A: Yes, but develops through the precedent laid down by the European Court of Justice.

Q: Is law a system of rules, divided into primary and secondary ones?

A: Yes, Secondary rules are further divided into rules of adjudication , rules of change and the rule of recognition. Two of Hart's students continued the debate: In his book Law's Empire, Ronald Dworkin attacked Hart and the positivists for their refusal to treat law as a moral issue.

Q: Is law authority?

A: Yes, and identifiable purely through social sources and without reference to moral reasoning.

Q: Is law an "interpretive concept"?

A: Yes, that requires judges to find the best fitting and most just solution to a legal dispute, given their constitutional traditions.

Q: Is law "commands, backed by threat of sanctions, from a sovereign, to whom people have a habit of obedience"?

A: Yes, Natural lawyers on the other side, such as Jean-Jacques Rousseau, argue that law reflects essentially moral and unchangeable laws of nature.

Q: Is law 1991 Nobel Prize winner Ronald Coase?

A: Yes, and whose first major article, The Nature of the Firm , argued that the reason for the existence of firms is the existence of transaction costs.

Q: Is law the study of a tripartite industrial relationship between worker?

A: Yes, and employer and trade union.

Q: Is law relevant?

A: Yes.

Q: Is law the chief method for people to hold state bodies to account?

A: Yes.

Q: Is law sometimes seen as a sub-discipline of sociology?

A: Yes, but its ties to the academic discipline of law are equally strong, and it is best seen as a transdisciplinary and multidisciplinary study focused on the theorisation and empirical study of legal practices and experiences as social phenomena.

Q: Is law the world's most widely used religious law?

A: Yes, and is used as the primary legal system in some countries, such as Iran and Saudi Arabia.

Q: Is law converging?

A: Yes.

Q: Is law a "system of rules"?

A: Yes, Austin said law was "the command of a sovereign, backed by the threat of a sanction"; Dworkin describes law as an "interpretive concept" to achieve justice in his text titled Law's Empire; and Raz argues law is an "authority" to mediate people's interests.

Q: Is law a system of rules and guidelines which are enforced through social institutions to govern behaviour?

A: Yes.

Q: Is law important fields to guarantee everyone basic freedoms and entitlements?

A: Yes.

Q: Are laws positive "is" statements?

A: Yes, law tells us what we "should" do.

Q: Is law Armory v Delamirie [1722]?

A: Yes, A chimney sweep's boy found a jewel encrusted with precious stones.

Q: Is law only in use by members of the Catholic Church?

A: Yes, and the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Anglican Communion.

Q: Is law a relatively new field dealing with aspects of international law regarding human activities in Earth orbit and outer space?

A: Yes.