Basic legal Principles by Tim Aghotor

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About the Lecture

The lecture Basic legal Principles by Tim Aghotor is from the course Legal English (EN). It contains the following chapters:

  • Basic Legal Principles
  • The Court Hierarchy
  • The Meaning of Jurisdiction
  • Primary and Secondary Authorities
  • The Meaning of Caselaw
  • Sources of the Common Law
  • Understanding How It Works
  • The Meaning of Equity
  • Summary

Included Quiz Questions

  1. The requirement that courts follows decisions of higher level courts.
  2. The requirement that courts should study the law properly before apply it.
  3. The requirement that courts should treat all cases with care and caution.
  4. The requirement that all men be treated equally in the courts of law.
  1. to a great degree the extent to which a decision by one court will have binding effect on another one.
  2. the various level of courts to be followed.
  3. the degree to which pleadings are executed under their jurisdiction.
  4. the degree to which procedures must be brought to court.
  5. the degree to which one must research for justice.
  1. is the first level court of appeal.
  2. is the trial-level court.
  3. is the final arbiter of the law.
  4. has a three-tiered structure.
  1. are not itself law.
  2. are never mandatory authority.
  3. may be mandatory on a particular court, or may be merely persuasive.
  4. are always law.
  1. The common law system relies heavily on court precedents when making decisions.
  2. The civil law systems rely less on court precedent and more on codes.
  3. In civil law systems, even when a statute is at issue, judicial determinations in earlier court cases are extremely critical to the court's resolution of the matter before it.
  4. When a judge in common law jurisdiction makes a decision outside the code, it will not be binding on future judges who have to decide in like areas.
  1. Gewohnheitsrecht
  2. Positives Recht
  3. Zivilrecht
  4. Öffentliches Recht
  5. Formelles Recht

Author of lecture Basic legal Principles

 Tim  Aghotor

Tim Aghotor

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