Attorneys and Bar Exam
Bar exam- summary
Malpractice insurance- like being a doctor, insurance required by the supreme court to
protect you from being sued by malpractice. Very expensive, dependent on the type of
law you practice. DA enjoys immunity of so
Models of Decision Making
-Brown vs. Board of Ed: Consolidation of several different cases; public schools
segregated by race; cases based upon the equal protection clause under the 14th
amendment; is segregation denying equal protection?; previously, Ple
1. The Constitution: The basic principles and laws of a nation, state, or social group that
determine the powers and duties of the government and guarantee certain rights to the
people in it
2. Article I, Section 8: The Congress shall have Power
Criminal Justice System and Law
Starts with a bad decision.
Arrestor sends complaint to DAs office.
After the trial they either go:
From there a person can appeal.
When you are arrested, you are given a misdemeanor summon
District Court Judge: (19th district) Judge Curtis Calloway. Former City Court Judge.
Juries have the ability to take notes in civil court, but in criminal court they have to have
consent of both parties. The good note takers can allow the jury
Appeals Courts and SCOUTUS
Certiorari Latin term that literally means to be informed of.
Any time you go past the district court you have mandatory jurisdiction and discretionary
Differences between district court and appella
Supreme Court US
Created by the judiciary act of 1789, wasnt organized until 1790. Philadelphia, NYC
and currently in D.C. Made entirely of marble- the marble palace,
o Small number of cases makes it before the court, single digits of percent.
o Court beg
It is a non- adversarial setting,
Late 80s cocaine appears, began to see the problems associated with the influx of
trafficking, use, and addiction; lead to rise in crime, epidemic, and flooded the courts.
One judge came up with the ide
Overview of the Law and Jurisdiction
Law- Group of standards defining actions/behavior, having binding legal
authority prescribing activities, intended to preserve/establish order.
cfw_Enforceable through consequence. cfw_good/ bad-Just/ unjust
Types of L
Legislature and How it is Supposed to Work
Legislature bicameral senate and house - in states no reason for senate and house,
unlike US house and senate
Senator 39 equal population districts drawn by senate
Same in house, 105 districts drawn by representa
Civil Codes from the Articles
Civil Law- Found in Civil Codes made up of articles, not deviation from juris prudence
o Book I- persons articles, topics: adoption, marriage, divorce, child custody etc.
o Book II- Things and modification ownership, seashore
Opinion Assignment and Opinion Writing
-The Spatial ModelFrom Hotelling; wrote about many things including the origins of
statistics and significant testing; wrote about a problem in economics (a competitor in the
market should sell things