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WHAT IS LAW ?
Law is a set of rules and sanctions to enforce rules that applies to a society. It prevents disruptive conflicts within the society and provides means of resolving disputes and contributes to the stability.
Law serves a variety of functions and helps maintain a peaceful and orderly society. It can also be a means of accomplishing social change.
WHY WE NEED TO KNOW THE LAW ?
Ignorance of the law by a person who commits an offence is not an excuse for committing the offence.
Everyone should know the law. This can prevent problems before they become lawsuits. The law stipulates that one should stop when the light turns red.Law is very much embedded in culture. Law happens not only in courtrooms but as part of the larger culture - our daily activities.
Becoming more aware of our common sense can also shape our understanding of life and law.