Includes text and color illustrations on end papers.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 78-79).
What is law? -- Great beginnings: Where law comes from -- Civil and criminal law -- Law enforcement: more than a gun and a badge -- Organizations that help protect consumers and sellers -- The law in action -- Planning a mock trial -- Emerging law -- Careers in the legal profession -- Resources about law.
Outlines requirements for pursuing a merit badge in law including the concept of law as it relates to society and discusses specific laws and the judicial system as they affect everyday life.