JUS 635 Topic 1 Assignment, Sources of Law
Write an essay of 1,000 to 1,250 words that completes the following:
- Describe the major sources of law under the American system of jurisprudence,
- Describe how these different sources of law either complement or conflict with one another,
- Create a scenario about a client’s legal issue. Determine which law(s) might apply in this scenario to resolve your client’s issue. Would there be any possibility of conflicting laws? Explain the steps in your rationale.
- Use four to five peer-reviewed citations to support your claims.
JUS 635 Topic 1 Discussion 1
Not every case subject to review by a court is a case involving constitutional law. Why? How can a court determine when a case involves constitutional law? How can a legal researcher make that determination? Provide an example of the type of case that may involve a constitutional law issue.
JUS 635 Topic 1 Discussion 2
What are the relationships between different sources of law? How do we make a determination of when different sources of law may “supersede” one another? How can a legal researcher make such determinations? Which jurisdiction will actually try a case?