LGST 249
Legal Literacy (OCW)


LGST 249
Legal Literacy (OCW)

Study Guide

Unit 3: Legal Systems

Learning Objectives

After completing Unit 3 you should be able to:

  1. explain what is meant by social systems and how that concept has been criticized
  2. describe some features of the relationship between legal systems and society
  3. describe the doctrine of precedent and explain how it affects court systems
  4. list some of the functions of court and administrative systems
  5. explain what is meant by alternative systems and give examples of them
  6. research and describe the legal systems of a particular territorial jurisdiction