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Law Categories

Law made and enforced within a nation’s borders is known as domestic law. One category of domestic law is substantive law. Substantive law is the content of the law. It defines the rights, duties, and obligations of citizens and levels of governments. Examples include the right to own and protect property, to enter into a legal contract, and to seek remedies if that contract is broken.

International versus Domestic Law

Administrative and Public Law

Education Law
Federal Worker’s Compensation
Military / Veteran’s Benefits
Social Security
Social Security & SST
Social Security Disability
State Worker’s Compensation
Unemployment Compensation

Bankruptcy / Debtor / Creditor Law

Bankruptcy
Collections
Debtor Relations
Foreclosures

Business and Corporation Law

Accounting
Agribusiness
Antitrust
Corporations and Partnerships
Franchise / Dealership
Litigation
Mergers and Acquisitions
Non-profit Corporations
Securities

Commercial / Consumer Law

Bank / Sav. & Loan / Credit Union
Construction Contracts
Consumer Credit
Consumer Loans
Contracts
FMHA / FHA / VA Loans
Lemon Law
Student Loans

Constitutional Law

Civil Rights
Human Rights
Political Rights
Discrimination

Criminal Law

Assault and Battery
Drugs and Narcotics
DUI
Felony
Juvenile
Misdemeanor
Traffic

Environmental and Natural Resources

Animals
Natural Resources
Oil and Gas
Water

Family Law

Adoption
Child Support
Custody Disputes
Divorce
Paternity
Protection from Abuse
Visitation

Health Law

Health Care
Medical Malpractice
Pharmaceutical

Intellectual Property

Biotechnology
Communications
Computers
Copyright
Patent
Sports and Entertainment Law
Telecommunications
Trademark

Labor and Employment Law

Employee Representation
Employer Representation
Government Regulations
Union Representation
Workplace Safety

Practice of Law

Ethics and Professionalism
Code of Professionalism
Legal Advertising
Legal Malpractice
Rules of Professional Conduct
Substance Abuse
Law Office Management
Attorney-Client Relationship
Calendar Control
Case Tracking and Management
Conflict of Interest Checks
Client Communication
Establishing/Terminating Relationship
Fees and Billing
File Management
Office Management Technology
Supervising Staff
Settlement Accounting
Trust Accounts
General Practice
Practice Skills Training
Advocacy
Discovery
Deposition
Evidence
Experts
Judges
Juries
Negotiations
Oral Arguments
Trials
Witnesses

Mediation and Arbitration

Alternative Dispute Resolution
Mediation / Arbitration

Real Estate Law

Boundary Disputes
Business Properties
Condominium
Construction
Easements
Landlord
Property
Residential
Tenant
Zoning

Taxation

Corporation Tax
Federal Tax
Individual (Personal) Tax
Local Tax
State Tax

Injuries and Tort Law

Appellate
Automobile Accidents
Insurance
Miscellaneous Tort
Personal Injury
Product Liability
Property Damage

Transportation Law

Admiralty
Aviation
Maritime Law
Motor Carrier
Motor Vehicles
Railroads
Space Law

Wills and Estates

Estate Administration
Estate Planning
Estates and Trusts
Legal Affairs of Sr. Citizens
Legal Affairs of the Poor
Preparation of Wills
Probate of Wills

Federal / Local Law

Federal Law
State or Provincial Law
Local and/or Municipal Law
Indian Law

Other

District Attorney
Eminent Domain
Immigration Law
Public Utility Law
Religion

See Also

Classification of Law
Collection categories and entries
Substance versus Procedure
Public versus Private Law
Lawyers Professional Conduct
Lawi Index

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