Legal Systems

"Lawless are they that make their wills their law."

At a basic level, Law is a system of rules and guidelines, usually enforced through a set of institutions (the Judiciary).

A Legal system is a a system for interpreting and enforcing the laws of the land, usually set by the governing body of the day. This is a very broad term, because a legal system can be something that is meant to punish

Currently, there are several primary legal systems in usage around the Galaxy:

It should be noted however these definitions are not the be all and end all of legal systems present in the Galaxy. As societies and cultures have grown around the Galaxy, disregarding size and technological advancement, differences will be present due to different idealogical paths and the spread of ideas in general.