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Several times already I've edited questions to tag a specific field of law, since I thought this helped make them clearer (such as labor-law, or criminal-law). Is this something we should actually be striving for? Or is the jurisdiction of a question along with the topic (say, radio) clear enough without bothering to add the relevant field of law (almost) every time?

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Tagging questions with only the jurisdiction and some vague topic (like 'radio') is not a great way to organize your content.

Since the areas of legal practice are relatively well-established specialties that folks are likely to study and practices, tagging the questions as such sounds like a great idea.

Since the correct field-tag isn't necessarily obvious when someone is asking a question, you will likely have to help these folks add the correct tags until the practice catches on.

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  • To expand - the formal definition of a good tag includes "someone is likely to be an expert in the {tag}". This is why the second paragraph is especially fitting.
    – DVK
    Jun 13, 2015 at 2:18
  • One downside is that you might exclude responses from people with filters set. A non-legal person rarely knows what areas of law a question will impact.
    – Andrew
    Jun 26, 2015 at 16:42

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