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Public Law
involves the regulation of society as opposed to individuals interacting: Constitutional, Administrative, and Criminal
Constitutional Law
involves the interpretation and application of either the federal or state constitutions
Administrative Law
covers the legal principles that apply to government agencies, bureaus, boards, or commissions
Criminal Law
specifies various offenses against the proper order of the state
Private Law
covers those legal problems and issues that concern your private resource relationships with other people: Property, Contract, and Tort
Property Law
involves the
RECOGNITION OF EXCLUSIVE RIGHT
in both tangible and intangible resources
Contract Law
covers the
RULES BY WHICH OWNERS TRANSFER RESOURCES
by exchanging them
Tort Law
establishes
RULES FOR COMPENSATION
when an owner's legal boundaries are wrongfully crossed.
Civil Cases
NONCRIMINAL
suits for breach of contract or tort cases
Ex: personal injuries
Criminal Cases
PUNISHMENT
representative of gov. attempting to prove the wrong committed against society and seeking to have the wrongdoer punished by the court system
Substantive Law
defines the
LEGAL RELATIONSHIPS
of people with other people or between them and the state
Procedural Law
deals with the
METHODS AND MEANS BY WHICH SUBSTANTIVE LAW IS ADMINISTERED
Substantive vs. Procedural
(rights and duties)
vs.
(machinery for enforcing those rights and duties)
Constitutions
U.S. Constitution (supreme law), or state constitutions
Legislation
formal written laws by legislative bodies at all levels of gov: statute (act), ordinance, or code.