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Sex Offender Legislation »

Number of pages 10

A 10 page research paper on recent laws and scientific support for the laws affecting sexual offenders. The writer focuses on both state and federal laws, including 'Megan's Laws,' Kansas's States recommitment law, California's chemical castration law, Delaware's drivers' license law, and recidivism statistics. Bibliography lists 14 sources. View Full Description
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Cicero: On the Commonwealth »

Number of pages 7

7 pages in length. Discusses the great work by Cicero as to the concept of law. Cicero the philosopher assigned to the positive laws of humans an altogether subordinate place by comparison with the law of nature. The mere fact that a measure has been enacted by a commonly accepted method does ... View Full Description
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Usury Laws - General And North Carolina »

Number of pages 3

This 3 page paper explains and discusses usury laws. There is no federal law specifying maximum interest rates and fees for credit. Congress believed the Truth in Lending Act would provide sufficient protection for debtors. That is not true. This essay reports the number of states with and without usury laws and then provides the ... View Full Description
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Crime and Punishment in England 1800 - 1850 »

Number of pages 16

This 16 page paper considers hat does criminal law history before 1850 tells us about the processes of change in the law and legal institutions. The paper looks at the period 1800 – 1850 and examines four areas of law and the justice system; capital and corporal punishment including the “Bloody Code”; imprisonment and transportation ... View Full Description
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Lisa and MJ Electricals - A Case Study »

Number of pages 8

This 8 page paper examines a contract law case posed by the student. A consumer makes a purchase by mail order, The goods sent differ to those ordered, and the seller refuses to accept them back. The paper examined the position of the seller and the consumers using case law and legislation. The paper is ... View Full Description
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Environmental Laws In Malaysia And Singapore »

Number of pages 4

A 4 page paper. The essay discusses environmental laws in Malaysia and Singapore. It also discusses work hours and wages in Malaysia and Singapore. While we might expect the environmental laws to be at least similar to the rest of the world, wages and hours can be vastly different between different geographic regions in ... View Full Description
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Incorporating a Firm in China - Is a Unified or a Separate System of Company Law Best? »

Number of pages 3

In this 3 page paper there is consideration of what type of law a foreign firm setting up in China may prefer; a unified law that treats domestic and foreign owned businesses the same, or one that treats the firms differently. The bibliography cites 4 sources. View Full Description
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Lead Balloon Pty Ltd - Legal Case Study »

Number of pages 10

This 10 page paper is based on Australian law, looking at a case supplied by the student where several legal issues have arisen, including the formation of a pre-incorporation contract, the desire to get out of a post incorporation contract where the directors believe they can get a better deal and a potential liability for ... View Full Description
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Posner’s Common Law - Does It Make Common Sense? »

Number of pages 6

Posner’s Common Law – Does It Make Common Sense?: This 6-page analytical essay examines Posner’s claims regarding common law and its relevance to efficiency. Opposing expert viewpoints are included, and linear conclusions are reached. Whether or not Posner’s ideas pan out, he has nonetheless provided the judiciary system with a very valuable launching ... View Full Description
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Law Firm Case Study - Hall, Dickler, et al LLP »

Number of pages 5

Law Firm Case Study – Hall, Dickler, et al LLP: This 5-page essay chronicles the case study of the Hall Dickler, et al law firm of legal professionals. It also offers an overview of its inside machinations, and the contributory factors relevant to its success. Bibliography lists 7 sources. SNAkghal.doc View Full Description
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Maimonides/Political Theory »

Number of pages 7

A 7 page research paper that examines the philosophical viewpoint of 12th century Jewish philosopher Moses Maimonides in regards to 'perfect law.' Maimonides proposed that humanity should model all law on Biblical law, which is by definition 'perfect' due to his divine origin. The writer argues that this viewpoint in regards to political law is ... View Full Description
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The Law and Society »

Number of pages 22

This 22 page paper looks at the interdependency and interaction between the law and society. The role of law, the way it impacts on society and ways it is influences and the linkage between the law and morals are examined. The paper is written looking at the concept of law and incorporates discussions of the ... View Full Description
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Megan's Law: Fair Or Not? »

Number of pages 6

A 6 page paper. Megan's Law is the federal and state laws that require sex offenders to register with local law enforcement agencies upon release from prison. This essay provides information about the law, how it came to be, and argues that this is a fair and just law. Bibliography lists 7 sources. View Full Description
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Sources of English Law »

Number of pages 10

This 10 page paper considers the different sources of English law. The writer outlines the history and development of common law, statute law and the law of equity and how they form the current structure of English law. Relevant cases and statutes are cited. The bibliography cites 6 sources. View Full Description
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Customary Law »

Number of pages 5

This 5 page paper looks at how customary law may be seen in mainstream law and the issues of customary law form alterative cultures, such as aboriginal law and sovereign law and the difficulties of both co-existing. The bibliography cites 7 sources. View Full Description
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Mosaic Dietary Laws »

Number of pages 18

This 18 page paper provides an overview of the Mosaic dietary laws, the laws set forth through the directives of Moses in the Old Testament. The Mosaic dietary laws, the laws imposed by the directives of Moses on the Israelites, extended from earlier restrictions that had been placed on the eating habits of the ... View Full Description
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The Impact of the Human Rights Act on Statutory Interpretation »

Number of pages 7

This 7 page paper looks at the way in which the implementation of the Human Rights Act, specifically S3(1), has impacted on the way the judiciary, including the Law Lords, interpreted statues and assesses whether or not they are now making law as well as interpreting law. The issue is discussed looking at the statue ... View Full Description
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Three Of Maxwell’s Laws Of Leadership »

Number of pages 6

A 6 page paper that explains three of Maxwell’s Laws and how to apply them in life. The three laws are the Law of Influence, the Law of Process and the Law of Navigation. Bibliography lists 1 source. View Full Description
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Scottish Law »

Number of pages 16

This 16 page paper looks at Scottish law from a number of perspectives. Written in three parts the first part looks at the basis and development of Scots law. The second part of the paper examines the way promises may be enforced under Scots law comparing it to Islamic law. The last part of the ... View Full Description
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Cybersquatting »

Number of pages 12

his 12 page paper provides an overview of cybersquatting. The concept is defined and trademark law is discussed in depth. Recent cases are discussed and philosophical issues are broached. Bibliography lists 10 sources. View Full Description
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Is International Law Really Law? »

Number of pages 25

This 25 page paper considers whether or not international law may be seen as real law. The paper compares international law to domestic law and looks at why it may be seen as legitimate and why it may be seen as illegitimate. The paper includes the traditional arguments for and against, including theorists such as ... View Full Description
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Use of Interrogatories in North Carolina »

Number of pages 3

A 3 page paper examining the use of interrogatories as specifically stated in a North Carolina law. The laws of North Carolina are highly specific in the rules governing the entire discovery process and the use of interrogatories, however. An example statute that specifically mentions the use of interrogatories is Session Law 2001-121, ... View Full Description
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1925 Land Legislation in English Law »

Number of pages 12

1925 Land Legislation in English Law: This 12-page essay examines the tenets of Great Britain’s 1925 land law statutes, while discussing the underlying property ownership issues, overall objectives, and the legislation’s ultimate judicial legacy. The Law of Property Act and the Land Registration Act, (both of 1925) were two landmark pieces of legislation ... View Full Description
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The Role of Law as a Reflection of Social Change and Society’s Attitudes: Homosexual Rights and Euthanasia in The Netherlands »

Number of pages 9

This is a 9 page paper discussing how the homosexual right laws and euthanasia laws in The Netherlands reflect society’s attitudes. Two basic perspectives are considered in regards to the role of the law in society. One is that the role of the law is to reflect society’s attitudes and throughout the process of social ... View Full Description
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Georgia Law/Nursing »

Number of pages 5

A 5 page research paper that discusses nursing regulatory law. Laws covering professional conduct for healthcare professionals, that is, areas such as licensure, credentialing, certification and registration, are complex. This survey pertains to such laws, focusing on law in the State of Georgia. Bibliography lists 6 sources. View Full Description
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Basis for Western Law »

Number of pages 6

A 6 page paper which examines where it originated (considering the influence of America’s Founding Fathers and the formulation of laws after the Revolutionary War), how Western law was incorporated into the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, its similarities and differences to Islamic law, and explores how modern law has changed its conceptual focus. ... View Full Description
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Getting Tough on Gun Crime Does Not Work »

Number of pages 6

A 6 page research paper that argues that the "get tough" laws on crime and mandatory sentencing requirements do not work. The writer, first of all, discusses gun control laws and then focuses on the mandatory sentencing laws in California and Florida, arguing that studies show that these laws are ineffective as deterrents to crime. ... View Full Description
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The Advantages and Disadvantaged of Common Law »

Number of pages 8

This 8 page paper looks at English with law reference to case law and statute law and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of the Common law system, particularly in the context of the modern business environment. The bibliography cites 8 sources. View Full Description
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Positivist Law and Natural Law »

Number of pages 8

This 8 page paper summarises two chapters of a law book. The first chapter summarised looks at the theory of positivism, explaining what it is, how it is perceived and the differences between classic and modern positivist theory. The second chapter summarised looks a natural law including the views of Aquinas and Finnis, comparing natural ... View Full Description
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Why the Law of Equity was Created »

Number of pages 6

This 6 page paper examines the development and role of equity law, looking at why and how it developed to supplement common law and dispense justice. The paper traces the role of the Lord Chancellor and considers how equity law still has a role to play today. The paper is written with reference to English ... View Full Description
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Equity Law; Why it was Created and its' Relationship with Common Law »

Number of pages 7

This 7 page paper looks at why and how the law of equity was created in the interests of justice. The paper traces the development and use of equity law, explains why it was needed and consider how it related to common law in the past and it interlinked today. The paper is written with ... View Full Description
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The Ineffectiveness of the Three Strikes Law »

Number of pages 6

In 6 pages, the author discusses the ineffectiveness of the three strikes law. The three strikes law is ineffective. People continue to commit criminal offences as though this law did not even exist. The three strikes law, therefore does not stop recidivism. Bibliography lists 3 sources. View Full Description
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Studying Abnormal Psychology »

Number of pages 5

A 5 page paper discussing the benefits that this study brings to law enforcement. Both crimes and criminals are becoming more sophisticated each year. The study of abnormal psychology cannot be a be-all and end-all measure for law enforcement, but it can help even the playing field between criminals and law enforcement. ... View Full Description
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Jurisdiction and Different Areas of Law »

Number of pages 4

This 4 page paper considers the jurisdiction of the courts under tenancy law, contract law and tort law according to English law. The bibliography cites 2 sources. View Full Description
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Due-on-Sale in Michigan »

Number of pages 6

A 6 page memo to a law practice client in Michigan explaining the due-on-sale clause of the mortgage contract and Michigan law, and why she cannot circumvent the law by writing a land contract effectively selling the land on which a house is situated without also paying off the mortgage so that a new one ... View Full Description
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A Discussion on the Rockefeller Drug Laws »

Number of pages 8

This 8 page paper examines the war on drugs with particular attention to the 1973 statutes that were purported to be the toughest drug laws in the country. While New York law is the focus of the paper, the result of the law is evaluated with use of prison statistics from the ... View Full Description
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Intellectual Property and Originality »

Number of pages 24

This 24 page paper considers the argument that intellectual property law, specifically copyright law does not rely on originality as a requirement for ownership. The paper looks at copyright law in the UK and also looks at patent and trademark law, comparisons are made between the UK position and the position in the US, Australia ... View Full Description
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Australia Arbitration Compared to International Acts »

Number of pages 10

This paper closely examines Australia's International Arbitration Law and its Commercial Arbitration Law. It provides a good background in the New York Convention, UNCITRAL Model Law, and International Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). Bibliography lists 18 sources, most of which is international case law. JVausarb.rtf View Full Description
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Accounting Implications post-Arthur Anderson and Enron »

Number of pages 7

In the wake of corporate malfeasance at Arthur Anderson, new laws have been passed that affect accounting practices around the world. New accounting laws have been passed by governments from the United States government, New York City, Texas, Greece, and African states. All of these laws will affect American companies. Covered are the new laws ... View Full Description
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Corporate Control and the Variation of Class Rights »

Number of pages 8

This 8 page paper is written with reference to English Law. The paper examines and considers the extent to which the law governing variation of class rights of shareholders may permit the increase of corporate control. Statute law and case law are quoted throughout the paper. The bibliography cites 7 sources. View Full Description
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Lobbying Reform at the Federal Level »

Number of pages 11

In eleven pages this paper examines the efforts to reform lobbying at the federal level with a review of current law controlling lobbyists, perceived abuses, status of enforcement of federal lobbying laws, and considers changes that are needed in law and/or law enforcement. Fifteen sources are listed in the bibliography. View Full Description
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Privacy and International Law »

Number of pages 21

This 21 page paper looks at how privacy interpreted in international law. The paper starts with a consideration of the role of international law and considers now this may be applied to issues of privacy. The paper then looks at international law, focusing on the European Convention of Human Rights, examines the protection that is ... View Full Description
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The Role of Law as a Reflection of Social Change and Society’s Attitudes »

Number of pages 8

This is an 8 page paper discussing the role of law in society. Two basic perspectives are considered in regards to the role of the law in society. One is that the role of the law is to reflect society’s attitudes and throughout the process of social change through history, so too will the law ... View Full Description
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Contract and Tort Overlap in England, France and Germany »

Number of pages 21

A 21 page paper discussing the origin of law in these three nations and the process by which they go about deciding cases of contract law especially as it involves overlap into tort law. The bottom line for businesses and individuals entering into contracts governed by the laws of either of these countries is ... View Full Description
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Jewish And American Law: Comparison »

Number of pages 10

10 pages in length. American attitudes toward law were crucially shaped by the American Revolution, Constitutionalism and the transplantation of the English Common Law System to its shores. Jewish law also responded over a much longer time span and in many more places to historical influences. In the process, both systems had ... View Full Description
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Three-Strikes Sentencing »

Number of pages 3

A 3 page research paper that describes the Three-Strikes laws that have been instituted in numerous states, but focusing on the law in California. The writer argues that this law is in need of reform. Bibliography lists 3 sources. View Full Description
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Catholic Canon Law »

Number of pages 3

A 3 page examination of the mechanisms that have changed canon law over time. The author contends that the fact that canon law has demonstrated time and time again that it is not immune to change is one of the more interesting lessons obtained in a study of the law. Bibliography lists 3 ... View Full Description
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Sources of International Law »

Number of pages 4

This 4 page paper looks at the different sources of international law, including national law as well as international conventions; international custom, general principles of law, judicial decisions and teachings of publicists. The bibliography cites 5 sources. View Full Description
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The Impact of Tort Claim Law in Florida »

Number of pages 4

This is a 4 page paper that provides an overview of tort claim law in Florida. The impact of the law on law enforcement officers and agencies is examined. Bibliography lists 4 sources. View Full Description
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The Practical, Ethical, and Social Obligations of Government »

Number of pages 5

This 5 page paper reviews the function of government. The importance of law is emphasized and a distinction is made between public law and administrative law. Bibliography lists 5 sources. View Full Description
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