Laws

Can I Defend Myself in Court in Spain?

In Hollywood law series and courtroom movies, it is often an exciting script twist for one of the characters to decide to defend themselves in court. However, the Spanish judicial system is very different from the one we see represented on the small or big screen, so it is worth…

Do I Need A Pro Bono Attorney?

It’s a fact that the average person will face 4 to 6 legal situations every year. In fact, 50% of all households have an urgent legal problem right now (and the fact that you’re reading this probably means you’ve got a legal situation). With a legal case comes the professional…

The Importance of Legal Translations

Legal translation requires expertise and familiarity with linguistic conventions that apply to laws and legal cases. Translations consist of taking a document in one language and switching it to another language whilst maintaining the same meaning. Legal translations deal with legal issues and terms. This field involves translating statutes, contracts,…

Traditional Marxist Perspective in the Sociology of Laws

“Law, morality and religion consist of so many bourgeois prejudices, behind which lurk in ambush just as many bourgeois interests.” -Karl Marx Marxism is an approach that has rejected the idea of society as consensus. But what about its perspective on laws? The Marxist Theory You may have often heard…

Is a Repeal on Drug Laws a Smart Idea?

Despite decades of prohibition and intensive law enforcement efforts to get rid of illegal narcotics, traffickers still find ways to flood cities across the world with the products, a steady stream of drug offenders still pour into jails, and tons of cocaine, heroin and other Class-A drugs continue to cross…

How Does the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Work?

If your visa application has been refused, or your visa has been cancelled, you may be able to apply to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) to have the decision reviewed (commonly known as an appeal). This process, often referred to as a merits review, is where the AAT determines, based…