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Unformatted text preview: 2) Criminal Cases (seek punishment for wrongdoer) Another distinction in law 1) Substantive Law (defines rights and duties) 2) Procedural Law (enforcing those rights and duties) Sources of Law 1) Constitutions (Federal and States) 2) Legislation Statute or act Ordinance Code Statutory Construction (How the courts interpret and apply the meaning of legislation) 3) Administrative Agencies 4) Case Law (Judicial Decisions) Opinions Precedents Advantages: Stare Decisis Disadvantages: 2 Legal Studies Chapter 1-Flow Chart 02/22/09 Intro to Law Volume of cases Conflicting Precedents Dicta Rejection of precedents Conflicts of law Legal Sanctions 1) Sanctions 2) Remedy 3) Breach of Contract Compensatory Damages Specific Performance 4) Tort Intentional Negligence Strict Liability Punitive (exemplary) damages 5) Corporate Governance 3...
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- Fall '07