“Law is one of the great healing professions. While medicine heals the body and the clergy heals the soul, the law heals societal rifts.” – Steven Keeva
While considering which subject to choose for further studies one often gets confused as there is a vast ocean of subjects, almost all of these having equal importance. Sometimes one chooses a subject based on one’s interest and sometimes because of its utility. Law as a subject is interesting as well as useful too. Law is not limited to theories only rather it touches every aspect of our lives.
Paves the way for many professions- Law paves the way for many professions: it is not limited to being a lawyer only. A student of law has an immense horizon of careers before him. One can opt to be a lawyer and work in a court or as a legal adviser in a private firm or a government body. The scope of career opportunities is not limited to the courtrooms only, there is a lot to explore in the academic fields also. Apart from these some posts are reserved for law practitioners only.
Application of law to day-to-day life- As almost all fields of our lives comes under the scanner of law, be it family, society, institution, government, land, property, administration, taxes, criminal laws, public interests, human rights, constitution, environment, bankruptcy, and so on, it becomes necessary for everyone to know the law.
For strong communication skills- Knowledge of law enhances communication skills; it provides content and confidence to the speaker.
To know your rights and duties- Law makes us familiar with our rights and responsibilities. There are so many silent sufferers around us as they don’t know about their rights. They keep on suffering in the name of culture, customs, and traditions. The study of law makes one aware of the wrongs being done to them. Law provides safeguard to the vulnerable and arises a sense of duty in those who have power in their hands.
The proper arrangement and application of law differ a civilized person from a barbaric one. It took ages for our ancestors to evolve and develop laws for the protection and easy-going of our civilization, and now we must keep the lamp of enlightenment burning.
“The clearest way to show what the rule of law means to us in everyday life is to recall what has happened when there is no rule of law.”- Dwight D. Eisenhower thorough study of law helps in the moulding of the laws according to the need of society. Hence, one should study law as it opens plenty of career opportunities and makes one aware of one’s rights and responsibilities finally making him a better citizen and a better human being.
“The clearest way to show what the rule of law means to us in everyday life is to recall what has happened when there is no rule of law.”- Dwight D. Eisenhower
Dr. Amita Anand Dubey
Ph.D., NET, MSET, B.Ed.
Asst. Professor at Shri L R Tiwari College of Law