Chap 6 legal environments

Chap 6 legal environments - 2007 Robert Sweo International...

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Unformatted text preview: 2007 Robert Sweo International Law 2007 Robert Sweo Types of Legal Systems Common Law Civil Law Religious Law Indigenous Law Bureaucratic Law 2007 Robert Sweo Common Law Law by precedent Common in English influenced countries Judge create laws through interpretation Very expensive lots of lawyers Allows innovation Keeps people guessing 2007 Robert Sweo Civil Law Codification of law Common in French influenced countries Judges apply existing codes Easy to know what the law is Innovation requires changes to law first Tends to slow the economy 2007 Robert Sweo Religious Law Law based on religious standards Common in Middle East Religious system is ultimate judges Hard to know how actions will be interpreted 2007 Robert Sweo Indigenous Law Law by Elders Lacks consistency Very open to interpretation and influence Nearly impossible to predict outcomes Against innovation 2007 Robert Sweo...
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This note was uploaded on 10/28/2009 for the course ACG 3141 taught by Professor Graybeal during the Spring '08 term at University of Central Florida.

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