I. Introduction to Law
A. What Is Law?
1. Blacks Law Dictionary:
a. Law is that which is laid down in other words, law is that which is
2. Begs important questions:
a. By whom, who can posit law, who has that authority?
There are no simple answers and we are often of two minds about the law is
one of Feinmans arguments about law. It is true that law is no simple matter. The
construction of it requires much tedious research and consideration to the opinion of
Criminal Law Basics
What is Criminal Law?
1. Substantive defines crimes and punishments and general principles to apply to all
crimes (answers the question of what law is enforced)
2. Procedural legal standards, how law is enforced
Types of Crimes
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Case Citation: Frye v. United States, 293 F. 1013, 1014 (D.C. Cir. 1923).
The case originated when James Alfonso Frye, the appellant
Law the command of a sovereign
Rule command about conduct or procedure or a reference to conduct or procedure
Jurisprudence legal philosophy or the philosophy of the law
Natural Law legal philosophy that there is an ideal law that agrees w
1. Criminal Law the basic law protecting society
2. Substantive Law rights and duties under law, legal rights and duties or legal substance
3. Procedural Law how law is applied and contested, legal procedure
4. Model Penal Code criminal co
Instructions: Read the following excerpt from a U.S. Supreme Court case. Use the briefing format that follows to write a brief during the
time allotted. It may well take you longer to read and think about the case than to write the brief. As the name impl
CJL 2000 Law and Legal Process
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Dr. Rob Benford Department of Sociology
1. What specific social movements are described in terms of framing in the work of Dr.
1. Collective Action Frames - involves "public discourse, that is, the
interface of media discourse
Lecture 8a: Substantive Criminal Law
1. What is criminal law?
a. Crime: a culpable or blameworthy action or inaction prohibited by law and punishable by the
b. 5 features:
b.i. Action or inaction (actus reus)
b.ii. Culpability or blameworthines
In this case the man was arrested for burglary and arson. Given the conditions that are
required for such charges the man does not appear to show intent to commit a crime past
the breaking and entering, not does it appear that he knowing set fire to the h
Intro to Constitutional Law
I. What is Constitutional Law?
A. Constitutional Content, Structure, & Culture
1. Two types of content
a. The structure & authority of the federal government: what
rights/provisions/powers are given to federal governm
Lecture 6a: Intro to Contract Law
1. What is contract law?
a. Contract law concerns all aspects of making, keeping and breaking of
promises and agreements
b. The focus on promises and agreements make it different from property and
Lecture 5a: Intro to Tort Law
1. What is Tort Law?
a. Torts are wrongful acts or which the victim(s) can receive an award of money
a.i. May be multiple victims
a.ii. May be mass torts with many victims
Example: asbestos cases: many people
Lecture 4a: Civil Procedure
1. What is civil procedure?
a. Dispute resolution mechanism for noncriminal matters
a.i. Example: contracts, property relations, torts
b. Gives us our day in court for this civil areas
c. Is an adversarial process
c.i. The liti
Lecture 7a: Intro to Property Relations
1. What is property law?
a. Property law is about the allocation of value in society
b. Is property law about ownership as possession and control or ordered
c. Property as a bundle of rights rather than a
Lecture 9a: Introduction to Criminal Procedure
1. What is criminal procedure?
a. It makes the criminal law work
b. It consists of the secondary rules that structure the legal specialist who deal with the criminal law
b.i. Acts on their discretion so they
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