Final Exam Study Guide (12.5.09)

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Final Exam Study Guide FINAL EXAM STUDY GUIDE The Final Examination is required of all students, no matter how well you did on the Midterm Exam. It will contain 25 multiple choice questions, worth 2 points per question (50 points total). The Final Exam is cumulative, covering material from the entire course . In other words, the Final Exam will cover Chapters 1 through 6 which were covered on the Midterm Exam and Chapters 7 through 12 which have not been covered on an exam yet. This Final Exam Study Guide only contains material from Chapters 7 through 12. Please also refer to the Midterm Exam Study Guide when preparing for Chapters 1 through 6. Each chapter (except Chapter 1) has two components: (1) a discussion of the law that includes the legal decision maker’s beliefs about the relationship of science to the law, and (2) a discussion of the science that goes beyond what the legal decision maker considered. We spent substantial time during the lectures covering the first component (a discussion of the law that includes the legal decision maker’s beliefs about the relationship of science to the law). Thus, the Lecture Notes already provide the beginning of an excellent study guide. However, you also are responsible for knowing the second component (a discussion of the science that goes beyond what the legal decision maker considered). Because additional science that you need to know for the exams is covered in the Analysis and Implications section of each chapter, this Study Guide provides only a general guideline help you review in this area. Thus, while the Study Guide will help you a study for the exams, it alone will not guarantee a good grade. To prepare for the exams, you need a complete understanding of the materials, which requires that you use this and the Midterm Study Guides in conjunction with the text (and your Briefs/outlines of each chapter), Lecture Notes, PowerPoints, and your notes on in-class discussions. 1 1
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Final Exam Study Guide 377A FINAL EXAM STUDY GUIDE: CHAPTERS 7-12 See Midterm Study Guide for Chapters 1-6 Chapter 7: Aiding in the Resolution of Factual Disputes Relating to the Constitutionality of a Law Explanation of Chapter’s Lesson: The use of behavioral and social science facts can also help courts to decide constitutional questions by resolving questions about disputed facts. United States v. Virginia Military Institute Legal history 14 th Amendment Trial court initial ruling Appellate court’s initial ruling; Court of appeals options for VMI; VMI’s response to appellate court’s ruling Trial court and appellate court’s responses to VMI’s plan Why did the appellate court rule that Virginia’s remedy was satisfactory? Appellate court’s standard of substantial comparability United States Supreme Court’s Analysis Ultimate issues of case Proving “exceedingly persuasive justification” Applying that standard to VMI What is a remedial action? In the case of constitutional violation, what standard must a remedial action meet?
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