Lecture 2 Understanding Law(1)

G contract law criminal law criminal procedural law

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Unformatted text preview: . contract law, criminal law) criminal Procedural Law refers to the rules that govern the Procedural processes by which legal disputes are resolved (e.g. laws of litigation, evidence) laws This includes, for example, the rules of court that This require an action to be started in a certain way, within a certain time and may be with a fee certain Classifications of Law Classifications Common Law and Legislation Common Law and Equity Classifications of Law Classifications Common Law The common law forms a major part of the law of many nations, The especially those with a history as British territories or colonies. It is notable for its inclusion of extensive non-statutory law reflecting precedent derived from centuries of judgments by judges hearing real cases. real For common law countries, many important areas of law are For governed primarily by common law. For example, in England and Wales, the basic law of contracts and torts does not exist in statute, but only in common law. In almost all areas of the law, statutes may give only terse statements of general principle, but the fine boundaries and definitions exist only in the common law. Cla...
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This note was uploaded on 04/24/2013 for the course LAW contract taught by Professor Jojomo during the Spring '13 term at City University of Hong Kong.

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