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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) Laws & morals- law provides sanctions while morals do not
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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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