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Categories of law

This step explains the importance of good categorisation and introduces two particularly useful approaches to categorising our law.

Watch this video to hear Amy discuss the importance of good categorisation and possible approaches to legal classification.

Let’s now take a closer look at the three major categories of law.

As Amy explains, when we think about the parties potentially involved, we have individuals (including companies) and we have the State. Their legal relationships can be divided into three categories: private law, public law and criminal law.

Let’s take a closer look at what these categories of law comprise and how they interact with each other.

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