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LRAW Research Fall 2023

Learning Outcomes: U.S. Legal System Unit

Upon completing this U.S. Legal System unit, you will be able to:

  • Name the four sources of law;
  • Compare the roles of each of the three branches of government and the laws they produce;
  • Distinguish between primary and secondary legal resources;
  • Recognize a legal authority as mandatory or persuasive; and 
  • Determine the weight of a legal authority based on jurisdiction and level of court.