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LSTD 204 LSTD/204 LSTD204 Midterm (AMERICAN PUBLIC UNIVERSITY)

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LSTD 204 LSTD/204 LSTD204 Midterm (AMERICAN PUBLIC UNIVERSITY)

The __________ spells out the rules and regulations adopted by the federal agencies and departments.

A.Twelve Tables

B.Code of Federal Regulations

C.cooperative federalism

D.dual court system

The doctrine of _corpus delicti_, requires that a crime must be committed in order to hold someone liable for it.

The courtroom workgroup consists of:

A.the prosecutor, the prosecutor's staff, and the defendant.

B.state judges, federal judges, and Supreme Court justices.

C.the Senate, the House of Representatives, and the President.

D.the prosecutor, the defense attorney, and the judge.

Legislatures exert __direct control___ over the courts through two important channels. These include confirmations and budgeting.

The U.S. _tax court__ specializes in settling disputes over federal income taxes.

The Supreme Court serves a review function and does not adjudicate offenses.

True

False

A(n) __________ is a continuance of a scheduled event.

A.jurisprudence

B.adjudication

C.recess

D.adjournment

 

The number of federal cases far exceeds the number of cases in state courts.

True

False

 

 

An example of parens patriae is a judge's decision to grant custody of Britney Spears's children to her ex-husband Kevin Federline.

True

False

 

Under the federal Juvenile Delinquency Act, a juvenile is a person who has not yet turned _____ years of age.

A.17

B.21

C.18

D.25

 

So-called __________, or problem-solving courts include drug courts, domestic violence courts, and teen courts among others.

A.traditional courts

B.specialized courts

C.adjudication courts

D.special jurisdiction courts

 

Domestic-violence courts focus on tailoring interventions to the needs of victims, closely monitoring the offender, and even enlisting community participation.

 

Early critics of legal education in America argued that:

A.It needed to be practical

B.Practical legal education would not be academically respectable

C.Academically respectable legal education would be professionally unprofitable

D.All of the above

E.None of the above

 

 

Uniformity of legal education:

A.Reduces the cost of legal education

B.Increases the predictability of the law

C.Provides support for the accreditation process

D.All of the above

E.None of the above

 

The stratification of legal education:

A.Is based on perceived prestige rankings

B.Has only limited effect on the practice of law

C.Is supported by the Birchfield system

D.All of the above

E.None of the above

 

Proponents of Critical Legal Studies:

A.support changes that will enhance the case method of legal education

B.believe that law can best be understood in terms of science

C.argue that law is the tool of a specific political ideology

D.are critical of the liberal decisions of the Supreme Court

E.none of the above

 

The Law and Economic movement:

A.is at the opposite end of the political spectrum from Critical Legal Studies

B.is sometimes referred to as the "Chicago School"

C.emphasizes the economic effect of legal decisions

D.all of the above

E.none of the above

 

 

Most colonial lawyers were trained at the Inns of Court.

A. True

B. False

 

Until Langdell was appointed at Harvard, legal education did not require an undergraduate degree.

A. True

B. False

 

First-year law school courses are virtually the same at all law schools.

A. True

B. False

 

The "diploma privilege":

A.refers to the need for a law degree in order to take the bar exam

B.was supported by the American Bar Association

C.makes it more difficult to practice law

D.all of the above

E.none of the above

 

An integrated bar:

A.accepts members of all races

B.resembles a closed shop

C.evolved out of changes at Harvard Law School

D.weakens the power of bar associations

E.none of the above

 

 

 

 

Throughout much of its history, the American Bar Association:

A.supported greater minority involvement in the practice of law

B.supported the diploma privilege

C.advocated improvements in night law school education

D.all of the above

E.none of the above

 

Standards for admission to the bar are:

A.regulated by each state

B.set by the American Bar Association

C.regulated by the National Legal Regulatory Commission

D.determined by the Association of American Law Schools

E.none of the above

 

Accreditation of law schools is the responsibility of the American Association of Law Schools.

A. True

B. False

 

The prestige of an attorney is determined by his or her income.

A. True

B. False

Corporate attorneys usually represent their employers in cases that must be litigated.

A. True

B. False

Attorneys with the highest income are often found in Stratum III.

A. True

B. False

 

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