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What is law?. RULE OF ACTION PRINCIPLE OF CONDUCT GUIDES HUMAN ACTION TOWARD A CERTAIN GOAL MUST GUIDE US IN RELATION TO OTHERS WORKS TO THE ADVANTAGE OF ALL– aka THE COMMON GOOD MUST BE PROMULGATED. Types of law. Divine Law (from God) a) physical laws (physics, chemistry, etc.)

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RULE OF ACTION

  • PRINCIPLE OF CONDUCT
  • GUIDES HUMAN ACTION TOWARD A CERTAIN GOAL
  • MUST GUIDE US IN RELATION TO OTHERS
  • WORKS TO THE ADVANTAGE OF ALL– aka THE COMMON GOOD
  • MUST BE PROMULGATED
types of law
Types of law
  • Divine Law (from God)

a) physical laws (physics, chemistry, etc.)

b) moral laws (unchangeable)

  • directs human actions
  • gives rules of right & wrong
  • should & should not do in view of the final goal of eternal happiness
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Human Laws (civil & church)

a) do not bind human universally

b) not the source of moral laws -- expresses, interprets and sometimes enforces basic moral laws

  • basic moral law: do good & avoid evil
types of civil law
Types of Civil Law

Criminal law

Corporate law

Family law

Juvenile law

Intellectual property law

Real estate law

Environmental law

Educational law