Unformatted text preview: 4. Other sources of contemporary law include • Treaties • Executive orders 5. Criminal law concerns behavior so threatening to society that it is outlawed altogether. Civil law deals with duties and disputes between parties, not with outlawed behavior. 6. Substantive law defines the rights of people. Procedural law describes the processes for settling disputes. 7. Jurisprudence is concerned with the basic nature of law. Three theories of jurisprudence are • Legal positivism: The law is what the sovereign says it is. • Natural law: An unjust law is no law at all. • Legal realism: Who enforces the law is more important than what the law says....
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- Spring '11