Archive for October 2016


9 CONSTITUTIONAL LAW Constitutional law is the law defining those legal relationships, such as powers, rights, duties, privileges, and immunities, created by a constitution. In other words, it is the law governing the application of the provisions of a constitution. As the term is commonly used by most American lawyers, . . . Read more


8 TORTS The law of torts defines certain duties that the law imposes upon persons in the absence of a contract. A tort is a violation of one of these duties. One who commits a tort is sometimes called a tortfeasor. I. THE NATURE OF TORT LAW No single principle . . . Read more


7 CONTRACTS The law of contracts defines those duties that individuals or organizations voluntarily assume, generally through promises. Contractual duties may arise in either of two general situations: under the doctrine of traditional contract or under the doctrine of detrimental reliance, also known as promissory estoppel.1 Contract law is generally . . . Read more