UA LGS 200 - Exam 1 Study Guide (13 pages)

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Study guide for test #1 in LGS 200. Starting with chapter 1 of the law and ending with ethics in chapter 4.

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LGS 200 Exam 1 Study Guide Chapters 1 4 Law consists of enforceable rules governing relationships among individuals and between individuals and their society They establish rights duties and privileges that are consistent with the values and beliefs of their society or its ruling group 4 Sources of Primary Law 1 The U S Constitution and the constitutions of the various states 2 Statutory Law including laws passed by Congress state legislatures or local governing bodies 3 Regulations created by administrative agencies ex Food and Drug Administration 4 Case law and common law doctrines Secondary sources of law are books and articles that summarize and clarify the primary sources of law like legal encyclopedias Constitutional Law the law as expressed in these constitutions Statutory Law laws enacted by legislative bodies at any level of government such as the statues passed by Congress or by state legislatures Ordinances statutes laws rules or orders passed by municipal or county governing units to govern matters not covered by federal or state law o Usually have to do with city or county land use zoning ordinances building and safety codes etc Uniform Law Model laws Each state has the option of adopting or rejecting a uniform law Only if state legislature adopts a uniform law does that law become part of the statutory law of that state A state may adopt all or part of the uniform law Administrative Law consists of rules orders and decisions of administrative agencies An administrative agency is a federal state or local government agency established to perform a specific function National level executive agencies o Subject to authority of the president who can appoint and remove officers of federal agencies Federal level independent regulatory agencies o Officers serve for fixed terms and cannot be removed without just cause Case Common Law the body of law developed from custom or judicial decision in English and U S courts not attributable to a legislature The rules

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