Outline of law

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to law:

Law is the set of rules and principles (laws) by which a society is governed, through enforcement by governmental authorities. Law is also the field which concerns the creation and administration of laws, and includes any and all legal systems.

Nature of law

Law can be described as all of the following:

Canon law (Catholic Church)

Law by source

Branches of law

Public law

Public law

Administrative law

Criminal law

Substantive law and adjectival law

Law of persons

Civil law

Laws by jurisdictional scope


Main article: History of law

Philosophy of Law

People who have influenced law

Canon law

Civil law

Common law


Sources of law





See also

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