About Ravish Patwardhan on Law…

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Author Ravish Patwardhan reviews Basic Aspects of Law as applicable to a Layperson

Ravish Patwardhan considers the implications of law of a land, both generally and as specifically applied to certain areas.  His initial exposure to the United States law came when he took the oath of citizenship, as his family had specifically reached the United States to seek the American dream.  Administered by a branch of the federal government known as the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS, at www.uscis.gov), it confers citizenship by naturalization.

As a new student in an American school, Ravish Patwardhan took courses which introduced important American history and the Constitution.  Over time, the relevance of this was acknowledged both academically by his high school teachers, but further by practice (as the United States faced numerous challenges to its legal system over the subsequent decades), in some cases resulting in new laws.

In this account, Patwardhan analyzes the United States system of law, in its most basic form in infrastructure.  With its division of power among legislative, judiciary, and executive branches, the United States has arrived at its present status through an evolution over the past three centuries.  Patwardhan first examines this system and some proceedings on a basic level, and then considers some of the laws as they apply to specific items he has encountered in science and business.

Specific, somewhat diverse topics Patwardhan considers include intellectual property (trademarks and patents), rules regulating the process of adoption, and contracts.  Each section is analyzed in a historical, present-day, and future (projected) basis.  This may facilitate a fundamental basis for future change, which is an intrinsic arrangement deliberately created by this nation’s founding fathers.

The law of the United States is interesting in its contrast and resemblance to laws of other nations or a “general international law” as contemplated by some discussion.  While its democratic structure differs from other countries (including other democracies), the United States law may be contrasted with respect to key issues, for example with Europe, Japan, or the Middle East.  A discussion of which law is “optimal” may well simultaneously ask, “to whom?”

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