Sources & structure of the governmental system and relationship of
branches, including division of powers - federalism and separation of
powers (checks & balances)
Federalism- A system of government in which power is divided between a cent
Two major functions of U.S. Constitution, Significance of Constitution difference
between pure democracy and Constitutional democracy (importance of independent
The two major functions of the Constitution is it sets up the structure of gov
Defenses to negligence claims
Contributory Negligence: Negligence by the plaintiff that contributed to his or her
injury. Normally, it is a complete bar to the plaintiffs recovery.
Last Clear Chance: The doctrine that states that despite the plaintiffs co
Valid- An argument is considered to be valid or sound if the assumptions underlying the
argument are true. A contract having all the essential elements needed for a binding
Defamation & constitutional issues in defamation
Defamation- The publication of false statements that harm a persons reputation.
Defamation consistes the following elements; 1) publication 2) of false statement 3) that
cause harm to reputa
LS 100 - INTRODUCTION TO LEGAL CONCEPTS
FINAL EXAM STUDY GUIDE FALL 2013
The final will have a variety of objective questions, objective questions based on
scenarios (where the questions require applying law to the factual situations), and
Weirum v. RKO General Inc.
Facts- RKO General, Inc. (D) owned KHJ, a rock radio station with a large teen
audience. KHJ conducted a contest in which a mobile disc jockey would announce his
location and offer a cash prize to the first liste
Marketable title & types of deeds (quitclaim v. warranty deed)
Marketable title- is an ownership right that is free from encumbrances or other defects.
Deed- The legal document that formally conveys title to the property to the new owner.
Remedies for breach of contract, including damages
Duty of mitigation
The requirement that the non-breaching party take reasonable steps to limit his or her
Uniform Commercial Code generally what it is and when applied
Originally drafted by the N
Palsgraf v. Long Island Railroad Company
Facts: Mrs. Palsgraf (P) was standing on a Long Island Railroad (D) train platform when
two men ran to catch a train. The second man was carrying a small package containing
fireworks. He was helped aboard the train