Law affects everyone’s lives. In modern societies, nearly all aspects of human activity are subject to legal rules. Constitutional and administrative law regulate government activities and protect the civil rights of the citizens. Criminal law fixes the limits of acceptable human behaviour– and of the government’s right to inflict punishment. Private law determines the rights and obligations of citizens in their dealings with each other, thus creating the legal framework for the economic activities of businesses and consumers.
The multiplicity and variety of legal rules, principles, and issues make law a fascinating subject of study. Manifold career paths in both the public and private sector are open to law students upon the completion of their studies.