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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 See State v. Blowers do courts abandon precedent? See Gallagher v. St. Raymond’s
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What causes change in the law? Social evolution Increases in knowledge Stress in society See Thryoff v. Nationwide Mutual Ins.
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American Judicial System Jurisdiction Standing Preemption
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2011 for the course AEM 2300 taught by Professor Lee,d.r. during the Fall '06 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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