Law is one of the most complicated subjects that have ever existed. One of the reasons for that is the fact that it combines many different areas of our lives. For example, there is criminal law, intellectual property law, public law, etc. Combine that with the countless differences in the regulations in the different countries and you can get a very good picture of how complicated this matter actually is.
There are not many people in the world that are experts in all the areas of law. In order to do that one must not only have the certain high education, but also devote all his life to personal researches and observations. Still, it will be very questionable to what extent does the certain person manages to bring his knowledge into practice.
An easier way to have a successful career in law would be to choose one area of it (or several areas that are connected or close to each other) and invest all your energy in becoming the best expert in it.
This is necessary because nowadays there are a lot of lawyers and the competition among them is very often quite severe. Some people say that this is not a problem, because people will always need lawyers’ services even for the most trivial things. But still the market is so full of labor that some of the specialists have to find alternative ways of earning money. Another problem is that some of the most commonly needed services, which are also the most trivial and ordinary ones, are not highly paid so even the huge require for them is not enough to make a profit.
What lawyers could do is spend a bigger part of their income for advertising.
It is true that many people have personal lawyers and use only their services all the time, but still people need professional help all the time and so a good advertisement can bring the specialist a lot of customers. The problem in this strategy is that people that are qualified in law know hardly anything about marketing. But if they understand how important it actually is, then surely life will be much easier for a huge part of the lawyers all over the world.
And because the law is so complicated the students of law are not the best roomates ever. In this video you will find out why
Very often people argue about which area of modern law is the most complicated one. Experts in different subjects very often claim that their job is the hardest for different reasons. It is very hard and even impossible to say which one is actually the most complex type of law because in order to do that one must know all of them quite deeply. But law in general is so vast and difficult that it would take a lifetime to a single person to explore it all.
However, according to the majority of people it is the criminal law that is the most complicated one. This is so, because there is always a conflict is interests – there are always two sides that have precisely the opposite claims. Another factor is that here we talk about huge crimes that are not just some trivial things and should be taken very seriously. The outcome of these cases can be very crucial for the future of either side and so the barristers and solicitors must always be very professional about their job and extremely careful not to make any mistakes when practicing it.
The next most complicated type of law is considered to be the intellectual property law. The biggest problem there is in the very fact that the object is intellectual, i.e. something non-material, something that cannot be seen or touched. That’s why the matter of this type of law is very complex and tricky and should be explored very carefully in order to avoid any mistakes or inaccuracies.
Moreover, things get much worse when we talk about copyright law. Nowadays there are a lot of problems with the rights of the authors, which are frequently abused particularly on the Internet. This is a new side of intellectual property law which has started to become more and more important for everybody – not only for the authors and the lawyers that represent them, but also for the users, as well.
Public law is considered to be the easiest one because there are a lot of strict regulations that are understandable and obligatory for every single citizen. This is the area in which fewer mistakes occur and in which the cases are not as complex and hard.
Nowadays it is very unlikely that you can find a university without law in it. The universities in USA are said to have the best law subjects, but those in England, France and Germany are not any less good. After all it is in Europe that the earliest regulations have emerged. Their universities have a lot of traditions and lots of practice when it comes to teaching law. That’s why it is considered as one of the most prestigious degrees that a student can achieve along with medical subjects.
However, just as in most other areas of our lives, the Americans are becoming better and better. They have much more money than the rest of the world and so they can invest in everything more than anyone. This also includes education. That’s how even though they lack traditions and history in this area, they can pay the best lawyers in the world to go there and teach in their universities. Most of them are located in the Eastern states, although there are some pretty good to the West, too. Thus, year by year, in the USA were gathered the best lawyers in the world. They are able to win every case that they come across to.
The only problem with the high education in the States is that it is far too expensive. The European universities also have very good specialists when it comes to teaching law, and still it is not that expensive. People can afford to go there and have a decent life if they manage to find a job, as well. They may do this without taking credit from banks, which would be impossible for the students in USA. That’s why if your ambition is to study law there then you will have to be very ambitious and motivated about it and to be also very dedicated to fulfill your aim. But you can be absolutely sure that if you get in one of those universities it is going to pay off pretty soon.