Classification Of Law And Law

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Classifications of Law Everything that a person does is governed by a set of rules that are followed. There are rules for sports, the workplace, and games. There are also rules imposed by morality and custom that play an important role in telling people what is right and what is wrong. However, some rules impose are called laws. In this paper analysis, the classifications of laws will be discussed and how it relates to the biblical concept of justice. The classifications of laws include: public versus private law, criminal versus civil law, substantive versus procedural law, common versus statutory law, and law versus equity. Laws are rules, that are made by the state or courts, that are designed to control or alter a person’s behavior. Unlike rules of morality, laws are enforced by the courts; if a law is broken, the person who broke the law may have to pay a fine, pay damages, or go to prison. If people did not live in a structured society with others, laws probably would not be necessary. People would just do as they please, with no regards to anyone’s feelings. But ever since individuals began to associate with people, laws have been implemented to keep personal property and people lives safe.
Public Versus Private Law
According to Harvard Law Review, private laws govern relationships between individuals, such as agreements and the law of obligations (Pound, 1924). Private Law is also known as “common law” which includes agreements made between governments and people…

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