intro slides for web 09 - What Is Law? Establishes...

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What Is Law? Establishes relationships between parties Defines rights and obligations Regulates conflicting interests Is usually prohibitory Law v. equity Substantive v. procedural law Criminal v. civil law
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Ethics and Law What’s the difference? Why should we care?
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Developed Law Common law Judicial decisions create precedent Routinely adhering to precedents is the concept of stare decisis See Trombetta v. Conkling , Cases at 1. Enacted law Constitutions Statutes Rules or regulations
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The interplay between statutes and the common law legislatures can change the common law by statute legislatures can “legislate” the common law by statute courts interpret statutes do courts abandon precedent?
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What causes change in the law? Social evolution Increases in knowledge Stress in society
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American Judicial System Jurisdiction Standing Preemption
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Jurisdiction Subject matter jurisdiction In personam jurisdiction In rem jurisdiction Long arm statutes
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