CHAPTER 1 - CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION TO LAW THREE IMPORTANT...

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CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION TO LAW
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THREE IMPORTANT IDEAS ABOUT LAW Power Affects all people, from CEO’s to children Affects most of life, from work to leisure Importance Virtually all known civilizations throughout history have had some kind of law. But which is more important -- written law or the people who enforce it?
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THREE IMPORTANT IDEAS ABOUT LAW Fascination Complex, but never just theoretical Televised trials often draw a large audience
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ORIGINS OF OUR LAW English Roots Many American legal concepts come from the English system Mediation Collective Responsibility Partnerships Modern Jury of 12 Importance placed on land Precedent – Common Law
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ORIGINS OF OUR LAW English Roots Passing of statutes Unequal access to justice Substantive Rules of Law – State the rights of the parties Procedural Rules – tell how a court should go about settling disputes The Oculist’s Case (1329) Equitable powers of judges Struggle regarding power/role of judges
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This note was uploaded on 02/09/2011 for the course BA 2301 taught by Professor Mattpolze during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson.

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CHAPTER 1 - CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION TO LAW THREE IMPORTANT...

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