Law 1901 Chapter 1 & 2

Law 1901 Chapter 1 & 2 - TEMPLE UNIVERSITY LAW 1901: Legal...

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TEMPLE UNIVERSITY LAW 1901: Legal Environment of Business Spring 2010 James M. Lammendola A. PRIMARY SOURCES OF LAW judicial interpretation of other law, respectively) D. Administrative Regulations (government agencies) E. Ordinances (municipal statues) In Chapter 2 be sure to note how law is classified as civil or criminal and further classified as public or private B. Secondary Sources of Law Treatises, Legal Encyclopedias and Practice Manuals C. Authority 1. Binding: based on jurisdiction, primary source and level of the Court 2. Persuasive: outside the jurisdiction or a secondary source D. The Process: Stare Decisis 1. Based on Common Law Tradition 2. Match the facts with applicable law 3. Follow the precedents (set by judges in the appellate courts) 4. A lower court cannot overrule a higher court 5. Courts will overrule precedent based on a previous
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misinterpretation of the law OR compelling social, ethical and or scientific reasons
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2011 for the course BLAW 1901 taught by Professor Lamendola during the Spring '11 term at Temple.

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Law 1901 Chapter 1 & 2 - TEMPLE UNIVERSITY LAW 1901: Legal...

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