Roles And Functions Of Law

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Roles and Functions of Law “A generally accepted generic definition of the law is a body of rules of action or conduct prescribed by controlling authority, and having legal binding force.” (Melvin, 2011). There are two different courts within the US that instate these laws, these are: the federal and state courts. These courts are different in many ways but also have their similarities. The laws present within today’s legal system have many different influences and effects on the business industry. The effects that laws have on businesses varies dependant on the industry and the business itself. Federal Court Structure and State Court Structure The California court structure is very similar to that of the federal courts. They both consist of three different courts, although they go by different names. In California, there are: “Trial Courts, Courts of Appeal and the Supreme Court” (California Courts, 2015). Comparing this to the federal court structure of: “The Supreme Court of the United States, District (Trial) Courts and Appellate Courts” (United States Courts, 2015). After doing the research this was the main similarity that I observed, this makes it abundantly clear that the state courts base themselves on the same structure as the federal courts. One of the main differences between the state and federal court structures is jurisdiction, the state courts have a broad jurisdiction, meaning that the cases individual citizens are most likely to be involved in -- such as

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