CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) Legal-Aptitude Law: Nature and Classification Revision (Page 1 of 2)

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Meaning & Definition of Law

According to John Austin, law is A rule laid down for the guidance of an intelligent being by an intelligent being having power over him. “

Law affects, indirectly many areas in our life, but most of the time, we are unaware about the law and the legal system which is in ef

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Nature of Law

  • The word “law” is difficult to define. However, its common attributes are orderliness, universality and objectivity. The law only sees what behavior did you convey and not any reasons behind it as they are considered excuses. It has an element of inevitability, e. g. scientific

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Classification of Law

Salmond says that law, apart from giving rules has the categories stated below which can be seen:

Imperative Law: Such rules which are enforced on people by some authority, e. g. by the state.

Physical or Scientific Law: Rules which state and give proof of stability and uni

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Public Law

There are three main types of law in this category of public law. These are:

Criminal Law: These laws are made with punishment as its bearer torch so as to prohibit and prevent citizens of the society to take to wild and unsocial behavior or conduct.

Constitutional Law: Laws

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Private Law

This is usually called civil law and has various categories under it such as Law of Tort (responsibility taken by a person of another person without any contract and accepts if any breach is done), Family Law (related to marriages, divorce and everyday conduct in life), law of

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