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  1. Street Law Review Chapters 1-6

  2. The study of law.

  3. What is jurisprudence?

  4. True or False? The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the U.S. Constitution basically protect the same set of rights.

  5. False.

  6. Laws enacted by legislatures.

  7. Statutes

  8. Another term for a lawsuit

  9. A civil action

  10. Arbitration is a conflict resolution method that most resembles going to court.

  11. True

  12. Besides arbitration, what are the two other means of conflict resolution?

  13. Mediation and Negotiation

  14. Mediation is a dispute resolution process in which a neutral party decides on the best solution to the conflict.

  15. False.

  16. The process of questioning prospective jurors to see their suitability for a specific trial.

  17. Voir dire

  18. In a trial court, who has the burden of proof?

  19. The prosecutor or plaintiff

  20. Appeals are made when an error of law/fact occurs at trial. Choose one.

  21. Errors of law.

  22. Type of legal system in which there is a contest between opposing sides.

  23. adversarial

  24. A down payment that a client pays toward the costs of a lawsuit.

  25. Retainer

  26. Anything you say to the attorney is private and confidential.

  27. Attorney-client privilege

  28. True or False? The best way to find a good attorney is through an ad on the Internet or in the media.

  29. False The best way is through a personal recommendation from family or friends.

  30. Requiring citizens to pay taxes is based on this type of value. • Moral • Economic • Political • social

  31. B; Economic

  32. Rules and regulations made and enforced by government to regulate people’s conduct.

  33. What is Law?

  34. These officials investigate complaints and help parties reach agreements.

  35. Ombudspersons

  36. Which of the following statements about the inquisitional system is true? • The jury has the sole responsibility for bringing out the evidence • This system is the cornerstone of the American legal system. • According to this view, the goal of the trial is “victory, not truth, or justice.” • The judge is active in questioning the witnesses.

  37. D; the judge is more active in questioning the witnesses.

  38. Justice Thomas did not agree with the majority of the justices on the court and wrote a separate statement of her analysis. What is this called?

  39. A dissenting opinion

  40. Striking a prospective juror without stating a reason.

  41. Peremptory Challenge

  42. Person who brings a lawsuit against another person.

  43. Plaintiff

  44. The alleged wrongdoer.

  45. Defendant

  46. An attorney fee based on a percentage of what the client wins in a case.

  47. Contingency fee

  48. People who become lawyers are most likely to work • In private practice • For the government • For corporations, unions, or trade associations • For public interest organizations

  49. A; most work in private practice

  50. What is the case in which a lawyer, on behalf of a client, sues another lawyer for a serious error that caused the client to lose his or her case?