Flashcards in Law Deck (11):
Definition of law
The collection of rules imposed by authority
Definition of judiciary
The judiciary makes judgements about the law
Definition of adversary system
Another name for rival or opponent / it means who parties fighting it out
Definition of public law
Laws that affect the society as a whole
Definition of private law
Laws about disputes between two people
Who is Lady Justice?
Lady justice is a famous legal symbol and she is found in many courthouses, law schools and other institutions where legal matters are relevant.
What do Lady Justice's scales represent?
Lady Justice holds some scales in her left hand. These represent weighing of evidence. They represent considering evidence from both sides and making fair, even judgement.
What does Lady Justice's sword represent?
Lady Justice holds a sword in her right hand. This represents power, protection and authority. It symbolises the need for true punishment.
Why is Lady Justice blindfolded?
Lady Justice isn't always blindfolded but when she is it represents fairness. It symbolises that justice shouldn't be affected by emotions and that justice should only be decided using facts and evidence.
What are the three kinds of public law?
Administrative law deals with actions of government, Constitutional law deals with law making powers of parliament, Criminal law deals with situations where someone or some people's actions had an impact on the society or on other individuals