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Administrative Agency
governmental bodies formed to carry out particular laws
business law
covers rules that apply to business situations and transactions
case law
the appeal will be based on legal rulings made by the lower court in deciding the case
civil law
group of laws that refers to the group of laws that redress wrongs against individual persons
code
an organized form that laws are grouped into
common law
law based on the current standards or customs of hte people
constitutional law
when constitutions are adopted or amended, or hwne courts interpret constitutinos
crime
an offense against society
criminal law
when a citizens' right to live in peace is violated by crime
equity
fairness
jurisdictino
the power to decide a case
laws
enforceable rules of conduct in a society
ordinance
legislatino at the local level
positive law
law set down by a socereign or authority to prevent disputes and wrongs from occuring
procedural law
deals with methods of enforcing legal rights and duties
stare decisis
to adhere to decided cases -> requires lower courts must follow established case law in deciding cases
statutes
laws made by state or federal legislatures
substansive law
is concerned with all rules of ocnduct except those involved in enforcement
torts
private wrongs against people or organizations
unconstitutinoal
when a law is invalid because it conflicts with a constitution