chapter 5 - International Law- Chapter 5 Types of Legal...

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International Law- Chapter 5 Types of Legal systems: 1. Common Law- understand that a government can never predict all the ways things can go wrong a. Rules prevent innovation b. General guidelines Law by Precedent- general law letting the country operate without intercede as long as all goes well o Series of lawsuits that build precedents Influence of England-common law brought from England to the colonies Interpretation by Judges- legislatures provide basic guidelines but judges are expected to analyze specific situations and determine how to best apply the rules Disadvantages of time and costs- time consuming and intricate; appeals Advantage is Innovation- no need for waiting for legality Uncertainty- not knowing what exactly is legal and what is not 2. Civil Law- people should know exactly what is and is not-illegal a. Law by code- specific limitations b. Influence of France- French colonies c. Application by judges- determine which side of the line you were on in respect to
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2012 for the course GEB 3375 taught by Professor Sweo during the Spring '08 term at University of Central Florida.

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