BLA 361 Exam 1 Study Guide
1. What is law? Law is commonly understood as rules and regulations established and
enforced by a governing body. Rules of order
2. What is jurisprudence? The ideas or philosophies of law that have developed
Natural law relies
Negligence is conduct that falls below the standard established by law for protecting others against
unreasonable risks of harm.
In order for a plaintiff to win a negligence action against the defendant, each of the following four
a contract is an agreement between two or more persons to exchange something of value.
a contract legally binds parties to do what they promised a party who fails to live up to such a
promise has breached the contract when you agreed
BLA 361 Final SG
Fallacies in argumentation
Non Sequiturs: conclusion that does not follow from the facts. In other words, they miss
Appeals to Pity: obtains support for an argument by focusing on victims predicament
(often a non sequitur!)