June 25, 2012
This paper addresses the functions and role of law in business and society. This paper covers different types of laws including statutes, common laws, treaties, ordinances, and executive orders. As the paper continues it will discuss who creates and enforces these laws. This paper also discusses the classification of those laws into criminal and civil law, substantive and procedural law, and public and private laws. As these subjects are discussed the paper will discuss what individuals or entities are responsible for using these different types of laws. The paper also discusses the different types of courts where these laws are enforced which include different types of federal and state courts. The main federal courts discussed are the Court of International Trade and the federal court of appeals. Some of the types of state courts discussed are traffic courts, small claims courts, trial courts, and appellate courts. In addition, this paper also talks about how law played a part in a previous job position as a telemarketer.
Role and Functions of Law Paper
Laws are an essential part of any successful society. This includes the businesses within these societies. Social behavior is directed by the laws within a society. These laws help the society run more effectively and efficiently. Ethical standards and expectations are also supplied through different laws. These rules and laws of conduct also include measures to assist with enforcement and how to settle any conflict that may arise. There are many other functions of law that include, but are not limited to, peacekeeping, promoting social justice, promoting personal freedom, and promoting economic growth through free competition (Malor, Barnes, Bowers, and Langvardt, 2009). If society did not have the appropriate laws to lead the actions of its businesses and people, the society would crumble and fall
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