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Chapter 1 notes - Classification of Law Substantive-law...

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Chapter 1 Nature of Law Law- a rule of civil conduct prescribed by the supreme power in a state, commanding what is right and prohibiting what is wrong. Its function is to maintain stability in the social, political, and economic system through dispute resolution, protection of property, and the preservation of the state, while simultaneously permitting ordered change. Legal sanction- means by which law enforces decisions of court (fine/prison)
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Unformatted text preview: Classification of Law Substantive-law creating rights and duties Procedural- rules for enforcing substantive law Public- law dealing with government and individuals Private-law dealing with individuals and corporations Civil- wrong against an individual or corporation results in reimbursement or compensation Criminal- wrong against an entire community results in fine or incarceration Sources of Law Constitutional Judicial Legislative Administrative...
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2011 for the course BLW 201 taught by Professor Devience during the Spring '11 term at DePaul.

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