Advantages And Disadvantages Of Law Reform

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Law reform- official and non-official- comprises several components and involves a variety of activities. It is the process where law is shaped and modified over the time to display better social values that society feels are important to have. The legal system cannot stand still. A major function of the legal system is to respond to changing values and concerns within society, resolve their issues as they develop, tackle problems that occur in legal cases or events, promote equality and respond to scientific or technological developments. Research in law is an important component of the process of law reform. Moreover, it is an essential preliminary to all other components.
Law is not a static but a dynamic one. Law changes parallel to social relations. Law is being reformed according to the need of the society. The methods to be employed for research vary according to the agency which examines the law reforms. If it is a departmental committee appointed on ad hoc basis, it can meet frequently and its outlook will be wider. Similarly, the method adopted by the agency may vary according to the time given for it. The method may also vary according to the subject. The legal research methods or approaches, for the sake of convenience, are divided into the following categories- analytical, historical, comparative, ethical, statistical and critical methods. Law reform tends to be a gradually attained process, with widespread involvement and
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