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Printable Lesson Materials 13218 NE 20th Street Bellevue, WA 98005 425-747-7272 800-221-9347 www.rockwellinstitute.com Print these materials as a study guide This portion of your printable materials consists of dozens of frames that summarize the content in this lesson. The frames are arranged on the page to make it easy for you to study the material and add your own notes from your textbook or the online course. Graphic Summaries Many students learn best from sets of questions, and this multiple choice quiz allows you to focus your review of the material to important topics. Quizzes These printable materials allow you to study away from your computer, which many students find beneficial. These materials consist of two parts: graphic summaries of the content and a multiple choice quiz . © 2009 Rockwell Institute
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1 California Real Estate Law © Copyright 2007 Rockwel Publishing, Inc. Lesson 1: Introduction to Law and the Legal System © Copyright 2007 Rockwel Publishing, Inc. Introduction This lesson will discuss: l role of law l roots of U.S. law l criminal and civil law l sources of law © Copyright 2007 Rockwel Publishing, Inc. The Role of Law Provides society with benefits, such as: l standards of acceptable behavior l punishment for unacceptable behavior l method for settling disputes l way to preserve natural resources l protection for minorities l predictability in business
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2 © Copyright 2007 Rockwel Publishing, Inc. The Role of Law In countries where law is unsettled, commerce suffers. In countries where law is developed, business benefits. l common language l some certainty of outcome © Copyright 2007 Rockwel Publishing, Inc. The Roots of U.S. Law In general, two systems of law: l common law l civil law © Copyright 2007 Rockwel Publishing, Inc. The Roots of U.S. Law Common law: l judges follow rules or decisions made in earlier cases l brought from England
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3 © Copyright 2007 Rockwel Publishing, Inc. The Roots of U.S. Law Civil law: l legislatures create laws l judges follow statutes Examples: France, Germany, Mexico, Japan © Copyright 2007 Rockwel Publishing, Inc. The Roots of U.S. Law United States follows common law system. l Results in strange vocabulary, especially real estate Examples: metes, appurtenances, seisin, etc. © Copyright 2007 Rockwel Publishing, Inc. The Roots of U.S. Law Spanish influence in California California also influenced by Spanish law. Land that is now California: l first occupied by Spanish in 1769 l taken over by Mexico in 1822 l taken over by U.S. in 1848, after Mexican- American War 1848 U.S. law replaced Spanish-based law, but traces remain (example: community property).
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4 Summary © Copyright 2007 Rockwel Publishing, Inc. The Role and Roots of U.S. Law
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