Fields of law

Law is a system of rules created and enforced through social or governmental institutions to regulate behavior. State-enforced laws can be made by a group legislature or by a single legislator, resulting in statutes; by the executive through decrees and regulations; or established by judges through precedent, usually in common law.

Within law, there are many different fields, and each has its own specialised areas of interest and its own specialised vocabulary.

Below are ten fields or branches of law. Match them with the descriptions.


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This type of law encompasses the protection of creative works and symbols uniquely developed by individual persons or groups of people.

2) ___________

This branch of law concerns land, homes, construction, property boundaries and legal solutions for construction defects like poor infrastructure or inadequate quality, building, or clarity on anything concerning housing and living conditions.

3) ___________

Also known as revenue law, this law field assists civilians, organisations, businesses and governmental systems in lawfully participating in the taxation system.

4) ___________

This field of law addresses the rights of workers and the relationships they share with their employers.

5) ___________

This branch of law involves the formation, dissolution, and all other legal aspects of the administration of corporations. Typical duties of lawyers in this field include mergers, acquisitions, internal reorganization, or disputes between corporations and individuals.

6) ___________

In this field of law the focus is on behaviors that are sanctioned under the criminal code and defined as illegal. Both prosecution and defense professionals deal with issues of individual liberty, basic rights, and responsibilities.

7) ___________

While relating to Intellectual Property Law, this area of law is more specifically centered on rights and media royalties issues in the arts, music, television, cinema, or athletics.

8) ___________

Legal professionals practicing in this field may represent government agencies, advocacy organizations, or individuals. They often focus on cases involving natural resource management, the curbing of pollution, or disputes about land and littoral use.

9) ___________

Lawyers in this field typically work in smaller firms and specialize in a variety of areas ranging from child welfare, through adoption, to divorce. Child abuse, legitimacy, domestic partnerships, and marriages are among the main aspects of these lawyers' practice.

10) ___________

This is the body of law which defines the role, powers, and structure of different entities within a state, namely, the executive, the legislature, and the judiciary; as well as the basic rights of citizens and, in federal countries, the relationship between the central government and state, provincial, or territorial governments.

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