I've always regarded the path of Law as deterministic and prescribed. The symbol of Law is a single arrow, after all. Champions of Law have few if any choices; their life and their fate is laid out for them, like the aforementioned web of obligations that permit only one course, or a Greek tragedy where the protagonist sees their doom approaching and by their very nature cannot avoid it. The pawns of Law may find themselves adored heroes who cannot rest on their laurels, or reviled villains whose high ideals led to unspeakable atrocities. Like feudal Japanese, Champions of Law would rather die than abandon their obligations.
Originally Posted by Chaot
If the end-goal of Chaos is utter randomness, endless turmoil, and the triumph of passion over stability, the end-goal of Law is a clockwork universe, sterile and unchanging, whose residents plod through their lives like automatons even if a tiny spark of humanity within screams in horror. The nail that sticks up gets hammered down (to quote the Japanese again); any spanner in the works cannot stop the endless grinding gears.
If Moorcock never wrote of a world being taken over by Law where Chaos has to restore the Balance -- and I vaguely remember a really preachy Eternal Champion novel about a totalitarian queen -- then he probably should.
"Don't get into a spaceship with a madman. Didn't anyone ever teach you that?" -- The Doctor, "Journey to the Center of the TARDIS"