Legal research is the process of finding existing information that supports legal a legal premise and documenting the source. Properly conducting research can help an attorney with preparing documents which is the value of legal research. Legal materials are divided into primary and secondary. This includes textbooks, practice manual, and documents. When conducting legal research it is good to start out with the secondary source. Restatements of law are “to promote the clarification and simplification of the law and its better adaptation to social needs,” Sources of law include constitutions, treaties and common law. The US Constitution was signed September 17,1787 and was adopted in 1978, it established the structure and power of America. A statute is a written law passed by the U.S. Congress or a state legislature and signed into law, or allowed to become law, by the President of the United States. A regulation is a rule, adopted under authority granted by a statute and issued by a municipal, county, state, or federal agency. “ Common law” is a body of commonly applied legal principles which govern all areas not specifically covered by statutory or constitutional law. Stare decisis "contributes to the integrity of our constitutional system of government, both in appearance and in fact," The legal basis for the existence of the federal court system can be found in Article III, §1, of the Constitution which provides that “[t]he judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish.” The Supreme Court of the United States
Law is the expression of the will of the society. Its virtue or vice depends on the social conscience at a given time. A bad law is a manifestation of an aberration in a body politic of the conscience of the society.
In every political society it is the law which contributes to its civilized character, but law is the handmaid of social justice, rendering in the interest of society that which is according to law and to which a person or persons are entitled.
Law is the very foundation of…
WRITING LAW ASSIGNMENTS
What are the objectives of the Law assignment?
* How is it assessed?
* What are common student problems?
* What do I need to read?
* What are the differences between legal writing and other kinds of writing?
* What are the best ways of using sources?
* What are the features of legal argument?
* How do I think critically in Law?
* How should I discuss policy in legal essays…
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Preliminary Legal Studies
The Individual and Technology
Assessment Task No 2 In class essay | Date Handed Out:6/5/13 | Due Date: 23/5/12 | Weighting: 25% | Total Marks:20 |
PREPARATION & SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS |
Research and general preparation are to be completed in the lead-up to the in-class essay on 23rd May. This will include research time during normal classes. That is, THREE periods will be allocated for preparation…
Business Research Study: Private Legal Practice
Jennifer S. Javed
RES/351 Business Research
November 24, 2014
Julie Bonner, Instructor
For the majority of my adult working life, I have worked in small, private legal practices, mostly as an attorney assistant. How widely different these practices were managed has always struck me as interesting – there seems to be no standard business practice to follow. Steve W. Henson and Bruce D. Berger of Western Carolina University and Jeff Foreman…
My proposed PhD project aims to research women and self-determination within the field of international feminist legal studies. It seeks to examine the multiple narratives provided by women and the international legal system on women’s rights and political agency as citizens to promote individual and collective self-determination. It argues that the study of international law does not usually consider its colonial origins, or the resistance movements which colonialism provokes,…
For all jobs related to the law you need:
•excellent communication skills
•to be able to work methodically and accurately
•to be trustworthy, reliable and respectful of confidentiality
Lawyers (solicitors and barristers)
Solicitorshave day-to-day contact with the public, giving advice and help on all kinds of legal matters. They represent clients in county and magistrates' courts and, with specialist training, in the higher courts. Solicitors give…
51-200 employees; Law Practice industry
August 2011 – Present (2 years 2 months) Leicester, United Kingdom
Areas of work expertise include: large value complex personal injury cases, commercial disputes, intellectual property rights, trade mark registrations and related disputes.
Legal Advisor to the Board of Trustees
2011 – Present (2 years) Leicester, United Kingdom
Working Pro-Bono. Assisting the trustees and developing and advising on good governance practice. Legal advice in terms…
By Damla Ergun
Jul 25, 2013 7:00am
Most Americans continue to support legal abortion, as many oppose making it more difficult for abortion clinics to operate and two-thirds say the U.S. Constitution should trump state abortion laws. But views on legal time limits for abortions mark underlying ambivalence on the issue.
Fifty-five percent in this ABC News/Washington Post poll say abortion should be legal in all or most cases, while 41 percent believe it should be entirely or mostly illegal.…
2 December 2013
Minimum Legal Drinking Age
Legislators in the United States rose the drinking age to 21 in all 50 states driven by an interest group named Mothers Against Drunk Driving (M.A.D.D.), however exceptions do exist on a state-by-state basis for drinking on private property, under adult supervision, and other reasons. Supporters of M.A.D.D. suggest that with the recent drinking age change thousands of lives have been saved. Opponents of the Drinking…
4 February 2015
Research Article Review
“Twenty-Five Years of Social Science in Law” by John Monahan and Lauren Walker, reflects on the changes and continuities that have occurred with the application of social sciences to American law. The authors compare and contrast the original book to the current one to see if there have been substantial changes or if law and social science has stayed constant. In the first edition the organization of legal and social science materials was…