Canadian and International law. My studies and notes.
Studying the law means more that learning a set of rules or legal terms. It includes learning how to use your critical thinking skills to make infomed judgements and solve problems. We have to think and anylize law. Some would say thinking like a lawyer involves using the law to arrive to a logical solution to a problem. To know the law, be able to apply it to a new set of facts, be able to argue an opponent's view as well as your own and find that right answer, may only lead you to discover that there may not be a "right" answer. Only an answer that merely asserts an opinion without support or thoughtfulness or an answer that reflects considered analysis and research and is well argued. Yes, this is the law. One of the interesting aspects of law is the conflict between abstract principles and the very human problems of every day life. The cases that come before the courts represent the most difficult of these problems to resolve. If they were simple, they would have been settled much sooner. The law is often imprecise, and sometimes there are no definitive answers. To get to the most from the study of law, you should have an open mind, be willing to struggle with legal principles, and provide sound, substantial reasons for your decisions. I would be glad to share my legal experience and gained, by hard work at school, legal skills in my next article. This is my frist one and I hope you've found it interesting.