Chapter 1- BLAW

Chapter 1- BLAW - Chapter 1: Introduction to Law 1. Law- a...

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Chapter 1: Introduction to Law 1. Law - “a rule of civil conduct prescribed by the supreme power in a sate, commanding what is right, and prohibiting what is wrong” 2. The general function of law is to maintain stability in the social, political, and economic system while simultaneously permitting change; critical factor is to protect the private ownership of property and to assist in the making of voluntary agreements; preservation of the state 3. Morals and law are not the same. 4. Without law, there can be no justice. 5. Justice - fair equitable and impartial treatment of the competing interests and desire of individual treatment of the competing interests and desires of individuals and groups with due regard for the common good I. Classification of Law i. Right - the capacity of a person, with the aid of the law, to require another person to perform, or to refrain from performing a certain act ii. Duty - the obligation the law imposes upon a person to perform, or to refrain from performing, a certain act
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