Taking A Look At The Function Of Our Legal System In America
If you live here in the United States, you likely already know about the complex legal system that can be found in this country. After all, we start to teach kids about it at a relatively young age, with mock trials commonplace in many a high school. As a matter of fact, these mock trials are even considered to be an extra curricular in a great many cases, with mock trials performed as a way for students not only to better understand the legal system as it currently stands, but to hone their debate skills as well. For burgeoning lawyers, mock trials are more than ideal for the future – but mock trials can be a great experience for just about anyone out there, to say the very least.
For those who graduate from mock trials to the real deal, the legal world, of course, becomes all the more complex. After all, there are a great many branches of law out there in the world. For one thing, maritime law is more common than you might think. In addition to this, real estate disputes are also commonplace, as are patent cases and issues with patent law. After all, Judge Ward alone not only oversaw more than 150 jury trials, but hundreds upon hundreds of different patent cases as well. Patents are something that must be strongly protected in this country, and solving patent disputes through patent law is one way in which to do this.
Of course, environmental law has also become quite prominent – and will even feature, now more than ever, in various mock trials in high schools throughout the country. After all, concern over climate change and the state of our environment is only growing with each passing year that we see. In today’s world, up to 40% of all people within the United States alone feel concerned, more and more so, about issues such as radon, carbon and methane emissions alike, volatile organic compounds, refrigerants and more. Other common concerns include the tropospheric ozone, particulate matter, and sulfure oxides. And these only represent a mere few of the growing concerns people have surrounding environmental issues. These fears are very much founded, as data supports that within the course of the next few decades, up to one third of all counties found within the continental United States will be facing some level of water crisis and shortage – maybe even a severe one, for that matter.
But environmental law can make a difference – even in mock trials, as it can raise awareness of the larger problems seen throughout our world. And in the real world, real change can be made if enough people get angry enough about the problems that are being faced – and have the right legal professionals on their side. After all, simply shutting down a singular industrial plant can save as many as 5,000 lives per year in the surrounding communities. In addition to this, overall public health will also improve, as cases of heart and pulmonary disease are likely to drop and drop with the more time that passes after the closing of the plant in question.
Of course, even more legal cases exist out of those that have been mentioned so far. Professional malpractice cases, for instance, are not all that uncommon, with mainly cases of medical malpractice coming to the forefront. But personal injury litigation as a whole is incredibly commonplace, with malpractice cases falling under this wider umbrella. And in addition to cases of attorney malpractice, medical malpractice, or other such malpractice cases, car accident and other such motor vehicle cases are insanely common in the personal injury world as well. After all, there are up to five and a half billion car accidents that take place throughout the United States over the course of just one single year, with up to three million people sustaining various injuries within these accidents. At the end of the day, therefore, it should come as no real surprise that said accidents and the following personal injury litigation surrounding them is as common as it is.
From mock trials to partership dissolution cases, the legal world is vast.