Legal Studies Midterm Study Guide Part 2

Legal Studies Midterm Study Guide Part 2 - From the Course...

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From the Course Pack Nature of Law Legal Sanctions are means by which the law enforces the decisions of the courts. Law and Morals are different but overlapping; law provides sanctions, while morals do not. Law and Justice are separate and distinct concepts; justice is the fair equitable, and impartial treatment of competing interests with due regard for the common good. Classification of Law Substantive Law – law creating rights and duties Procedural Law – rules for enforcing substantive law Public Law – law dealing with the relationship between government and individuals. Private Law – law governing the relationships among individuals and legal entities. Civil Law – law dealing with rights and duties the violation of which constitutes a wrong against an individual or other legal entity. Criminal Law – law establishing duties which, if violated, constitute a wrong against the entire community. Sources of Law Constitutional Law – fundamental law of a government establishing its powers and limitations.4 Judicial Law Common Law – body of law developed by the courts that serves as precedent for determination of later controversies. Equity
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