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Introduction to Law & Sources of Law


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Equitable Remedy
equity; judicial remedies to provide more flexible responses to changing social conditions than was possible in common law
Equity
equitable remedies; only available if legal remedies are not sufficient, usually a court order to do or not do something
Law
A rule of civil conduct prescribed by the supreme power in a state, commanding what is right and prohibiting what is wrong.
Majority Rule
majority of states follow that rules of law
Minority Rule
only a few states choose to follow that rule of law
Private Law
Law involving relationships among individuals + legal entities
Public Law
Law involving relationships among individuals & governments