The laws of any country lay the foundation of peace and order, and ensure progress and safety in all aspects of citizens’ lives in the areas of business, education, travel, health and recreation. A good legal system is accountable for the safety and security of its citizens and is paramount for any progress in society. It is equally important that those who are given the responsibility to ensure law, order and justice have the courage to uphold the rights of all citizens. Thus, the role of public officials is to create, scrutinize, implement and uphold the laws in order to protect the rights of every individual, corporate entity or institution.
Educators of law thus, possess the task of not only shaping each and every generation of legal practitioners into knowledgeable and responsible agents, but also the study of issues which surround the practice of law and its implementation across jurisdictions.