BUL6444CH1 - Chapter One: Intro to Law Legislative branch...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Chapter One: Intro to Law Legislative branch enacts laws Executive branch enforces laws Judicial branch interprets the laws when there are disputes System of rules is formally established: i.e. constitution, federal and state statutes, administrative regulations, and several hundred years of court decisions that form the basis of much of our law (common law) Jurisprudence: the philosophy of the law/science of the law o Positivism (legal formalism) is the predominant jurisprudence in U.S. - Organized around power, position, and hierarchy - Definition: Laws properly enacted by the appropriate authority in that nation (i.e. King or Legislature) - Look to past court cases and pay attention to exact wording o Legal Realists thinks positivism reflects the biases of judges - Definition: Law is simply the body of rules enforced by the court and society o Law and Economics Movement applies free enterprise economics to most areas of the law i.e. antitrust law - Definition: Law is the set of rules which express the choices of people in a free market system - Antitrust: prevents anticompetitive agreements and various other practices by business firms that decrease competition - Greatest good is efficiency o Natural Law thinks law should reflect morality. -
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 3

BUL6444CH1 - Chapter One: Intro to Law Legislative branch...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online