Three self-asked questions initiated me to write this article: why can’t a legal specialist in one country, be equally a legal specialist in all other countries around the world? What can i do, should what I am schooled is different from the real practice in the society? And finally, can I still understand or deal with the law, if the laws adopted by the legislative institution that were once taught in school and latter amended or totally changed, after I become a law practitioner in the society?
Most of us do not know two of the hidden purposes of law education: “being able to deal with brand-new situation and following the positive or negative legal evolution in the society. ”
Everything, to some extent, always positively and negatively changes; however this tendency has never been taught or been informed in school; it is the hidden purpose of law education. Other subjects besides law may be the same, but I just want to be specific in law subject, to make it easier for me to explain and to make the readers easier to understand this article.
Every law subjects taught in school might not be totally the same as the real practice in the society, or I can say they may be totally different. This is what I call: the social reality. Studying law is also about knowing the social reality. The professors and the learners themselves should teach and be prepared for the always-fluctuated tendency in the society; otherwise we can’t be a law specialist.
To me, always making ourselves deeply aware of the real situations not only in the country where the law subjects are taught, but also in other countries around the world, would make us law specialists, then can always adapt to the new situation and be equally a law specialist in any country that we want to work in.
The second purpose of law education is “closely follow the legal evolution. ” Indeed, as the society diversifies, governmental changes from one mandate to another, laws always change to get on track with these social trends. So the purpose of law education, in this point, is to be always able to follow the legal evolution in the society, the amendments or even the total changes of the laws in the society. Law specialist must be able to practice or give legal advice, no matter how the laws have changed or in even any form of government.
Remember! We are not studying laws for today law specialist, but to always be a law specialist, until we die. And we are not studying law to practice in only one society, we are studying law to practice in any society and any situation.
My advices on law education:
1- Prepare yourself to be a professional problem solver, if you want to study law.
2- Adapting yourself to and always closely follow the legal evolution are the two most important sources to become an internationally-recognized law specialist.
3- Good to the most is the purpose of law.
4- If you study law to be a rich, you will only be rich when you are living, but you will be the poorest, after you die.