If medication heals one's corporeity, then law is the medicine for society, maintaining the process of societal order. If religion rectifies one's soul, then law is the religion for society, shaping people's morality and leading to a harmonios society. Law is the "operating system" shaping the society! But is also influenced by people, politics, and social institutions, therefore reflecting the society as a whole! The diverse and multifaceted nature of law, but also it's inseparable relationship permeating almost all aspects of the society attracts and induces me to study law at degree level.
I’ve also thoroughly enjoyed eye-opening texts such as "What about Law?", and I've gained an insight of studying law as an academic subject with the use of legal reasonings to reach a conclusion. I've also gained a deeper understanding of the seven core areas in English law, and the field of Human Rights particularly drawn my attention for it's paradoxical relationship with the application of criminal law for having both a defensive and offensive role. This depicts the complex, yet fascinating nature of law. Moreover, the controversy of Human Rights for elderly also aroused my sympathy as a reflection of my observations on current affairs:
Behind the wealthy image of Hong Kong, the aging population and widening income gap also sheds light on the lack of care and protection mechanisms for elderlies. I've been the eyewitness of elderlies picking rubbishes and facing homelessness. Reading the "Protection and gaps under human rights law" has taught me that elderlies may also face multiple age-related discrimination which worsens the issue. This shouts a need for reform! Elderlies should also be included in the category for special care and attention to address their dire situation! This thought asserts my enthusiasm to study law, to possess sufficient knowledge and power to bring up the voices of the underserved portions of the society and protect human rights.
Furthermore, law is also appealing for the analytical and logical reasoning skills it develops. In my opinion, knowledge, as the systematic organization of facts, can easily be discarded over time. However, as a critical thinker, I always thrive to understand a fact, and "challenge" a knowledge which is suspectable. The study of law offers a impressive intellectual challenge to develop the human capital skills which do not deteriorate over time, and could be used throughout life, providing a decisive advantage in whichever profession.
My current academic programmes also tie in with and complement my capability to study law. Firstly, studying English as Language A involves commentary on proses, which enhances my ability to pay high level of attention to details for evidence to argue and support my analysis. The study of Economics...