The Element of Law
The Legal Element of Law is used more narrowly within our law dictionary than it may be in general use. Here, Law refers to the collective body of laws that form the rules of Society. Within the world of legal terminology, the element of Law underlies many terms describing the processes of legislation, regulation and adjudication.
About the Legal Elements
With legal terminology it�s important to understand both the what and the why.
That is, you need to know both what the term means and why it�s important in the eyes of the law. Without understanding the why, you can miss the point even with a perfectly good definition in mind. That�s why Clear-Point Law has created a proprietary system for indexing legal terminology. We call it The Legal Elements.
The legal elements provide non-lawyers with a context for legal terms. These elements represent the key concepts of legal thinking and provide the answer to the question, why is this important. It doesn�t matter if the issue is criminality or contracts. For a description of all 12 Legal Elements, see our Overview of the Legal Elements.