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Kelly Griffith, is a Senior Legal Editor responsible for e-discovery resources available through Thomson Reuters’ Practice Law service. Practical Law has become a leader in providing…
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An academic who in fact bears the title as a theoretical law bearer, may not limit himself to merely being a researcher of written law exactly as it is in the laws and regulations. Academics can research how the legislation applies in the field. This means that the legal meaning that is digested through legislation will become richer with the intake of empirical data in the field. This academic, of course, does not have to be a legal practitioner in order for him to gain this understanding.

On the other hand, a practical law bearer must also not only look at the applicable law, but also have to consult the law that is in the treasures of positive law. If there are differences in the meaning of the law (legal gaps) between law in practice and law in theory, then legal practitioners must look for alternative solutions to the problem. From these alternatives, one of them is then chosen as the final decision. The product of carrying out practical law is a decision. These demands are not imposed on the bearers of theoretical law