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[[Lawyer]]s practise '''law''', the art of prosecuting and defending claims relating to an area's [[laws]] and offering advice on the said laws. Lawyers have been around for many millenia but in [[period]] they were trained in [[universities]]. Given the plot of [[Shakespeare]]'s "Merchant of Venice" and the character Portia, [[User:Cian|I]] suspect that it was mainly a male profession.
 
[[Lawyer]]s practise '''law''', the art of prosecuting and defending claims relating to an area's [[laws]] and offering advice on the said laws. Lawyers have been around for many millenia but in [[period]] they were trained in [[universities]]. Given the plot of [[Shakespeare]]'s "Merchant of Venice" and the character Portia, [[User:Cian|I]] suspect that it was mainly a male profession.
   
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The [[SCA]] has its own [[laws]].
The [[SCA]] has its own laws. These range from laws on [[combat]], to definitions of [[award]]s. There is a hierarchy of SCA laws such that laws on a higher level always supersede any laws established at a lower level. For instance, an [[mundane]] law set outside the Society takes precedance over any SCA-internal law.
 
 
SCA laws can be changed by different individuals and groups, depending on the laws. Laws are mainly modified by the [[BoD]] and the [[Crown]].
 
 
 
=== The precedance of laws for Lochac ===
 
(extracted from the Senschal's webpage [http://www.sca.org.au/seneschal/index.php/standard/18 www.sca.org.au/seneschal/index.php])
 
 
* SA Associations Incorporation Act ([[Australia]]n State law)
 
* Constitution of the [[SCAA|SCA (Inc in South Australia)]]
 
* [[SCA]] - [[SCAA]] Operating Agreement (international franchising)
 
* [[SCAA]] Financial Policy
 
* [[Corpora]] of the [[SCA]] (which includes by-laws only valid in the USA)
 
* [[Seneschal]]'s Handbook (Society-wide)
 
* Administrative Handbook of the [[College of Arms]] (Society-wide)
 
* Society [[Chirurgeon]]'s Handbook (Society-wide)
 
* Armoured [[Combat]] Handbook (Society-wide)
 
* [[Rapier]] Combat Handbook (Society-wide)
 
* [[Archery]] Combat Handbook (Society-wide)
 
* [[Equestrian]] Handbook (Society-wide)
 
* [[Siege Engine]] Rules (Society-wide)
 
* Laws of the [[Kingdom]] of [[Lochac]]
 
* The Word of the [[Crown]]
 
 
[[Guild]]s also have internal laws defined by their [[charter]]. These are below any other laws, as are [[household]] laws.
 

Revision as of 11:17, 17 June 2004

Any society is governed by laws that are set down so as to make life as organised and regimental as possible, in order that people can face each day knowing how the rest of the world is going to act... within reason.

Lawyers practise law, the art of prosecuting and defending claims relating to an area's laws and offering advice on the said laws. Lawyers have been around for many millenia but in period they were trained in universities. Given the plot of Shakespeare's "Merchant of Venice" and the character Portia, I suspect that it was mainly a male profession.

The SCA has its own laws.