Friday, December 7, 2012

Law Music Video - He Fades Away

This week's installment in the law music video series is He Fades Away by Kate Fagan or Alistair Hulett.
He Fades Away was written by the late Scottish singer/songwriter Alistair Hulett. It is written from the perspective of a miner's wife as she watches him slowly die from this horrible disease. The futility of the legal system's role is evident.

What is the role of law in society?
Law  is reactive, not proactive.  Can "justice" ever be achieved? 
In John Grisham's "The Rainmaker," young attorney Rudy Baylor shares his disgust over the inability of the legal system to save his client who is slowly dying of cancer. Why  can't the system act earlier, faster, more efficiently to stop wrongdoing before it becomes fatal?
If law is not the answer, what is?

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