JUS 635 SOURCES OF AMERICAN LAW FULL COURSE GCU

JUS 635 FULL COURSE DISCUSSIONS GCU
JUS 635 Topic 1 Discussion 1

Not every case subject to review by a court is a case involving constitutional law. Why? How can a court determine when a case involves constitutional law? How can a legal researcher make that determination? Provide an example of the type of case that may involve a constitutional law issue.

JUS 635 Topic 1 Discussion 2

What are the relationships between different sources of law? How do we make a determination of when different sources of law may “supersede” one another? How can a legal researcher make such determinations? Which jurisdiction will actually try a case?

JUS 635 Topic 2 Discussion 1

What is a statute? How is a statute created? For what purposes might a statute be made? When would a statute be invalid? Give an example of when a statute would be invalid.

JUS 635 Topic 2 Discussion 2

What is the concept of legislative history? How can legislative history assist a legal researcher? What have been or are the limitations of legislative history research with regard to statutory interpretation?

JUS 635 Topic 3 Discussion 1

What is case law? How is a case law created? For what purposes is case law created? When and how does case law become overturned?

JUS 635 Topic 3 Discussion 2

Case law can be either mandatory (binding) authority or persuasive authority. How can a legal researcher determine whether a case is considered mandatory or persuasive authority? When might an attorney decide that persuasive authority is the appropriate argument to introduce in court?

JUS 635 Topic 4 Discussion 1

What is Lexis-Nexis? What are some of the features of Lexis-Nexis? How can Lexis-Nexis assist the legal researcher?

JUS 635 Topic 4 Discussion 2

What are some of the problems with utilizing an online legal research site like Lexis-Nexis? How can a legal researcher overcome some of these obstacles?

JUS 635 Topic 5 Discussion 1

What is a memorandum of law? For what different types of purposes might a memorandum of law be created?

JUS 635 Topic 5 Discussion 2

How can legal research be applied to assist a legal researcher in creating a memorandum of law? Why is legal research critical to the creation of a proper memorandum of law? What are some of the pitfalls a legal researcher should avoid when preparing a memorandum of law?

JUS 635 Topic 6 Discussion 1

What is the difference between an opinion letter and a demand letter? Do those differences demand more or less research on behalf of a legal researcher in order to create an opinion or demand letter?

JUS 635 Topic 6 Discussion 2

What are the proper elements of a demand letter? What types of research may be necessary in order to create an appropriate demand letter? What happens if the research uncovers information that may be damaging to a client’s position?

JUS 635 Topic 7 Discussion 1

What is discovery? What are the limits of discovery and when can the legal researcher know that they have found sufficient information to terminate further research?

JUS 635 Topic 7 Discussion 2

Electronic discovery has introduced new challenges for the discovery of information. What are some methodologies that a good legal researcher should utilize in order to conduct electronic discovery?

JUS 635 Topic 8 Discussion 1

What is a secondary source of law? When might a secondary source of law become important to the work of a legal researcher? How does a legal researcher make a determination to go to secondary sources of law?

JUS 635 Topic 8 Discussion 2

What are the Restatement(s) of Law? Why might they be helpful to a legal researcher? Why might citing the restatement of law be helpful when writing an appellate brief?

JUS 635 FULL COURSE ASSIGNMENT GCU
JUS 635 TOPIC 1 SOURCES OF LAW
Details:
Write an essay of 1,000 to 1,250 words that completes the following:
Describe the major sources of law under the American system of jurisprudence,
Describe how these different sources of law either complement or conflict with one another,
Create a scenario about a client’s legal issue. Determine which law(s) might apply in this scenario to resolve your client’s issue. Would there be any possibility of conflicting laws? Explain the steps in your rationale.
Use four to five peer-reviewed citations to support your claims.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

JUS 635 TOPIC 2 BENCHMARK – STATUTES AND FACTS
Details:
Read the following fact scenario and write an essay of 750 to 1,000 words that addresses the scenario:A new defense client, Susan Smith, has been accused by the Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) of violating A.R.S. §28-701(A), A.R.S. §28-855(B), and A.R.S. §28-1382. You have been tasked with researching the statutes and relevant facts.
Summarize what violations your client, Susan Smith, has been accused of.
Address what sorts of facts may be relevant to determining whether your client was in violation of the law.
Address what defenses may be raised based upon the way the statute has been composed.
Address how case law may be utilized in Ms. Smith’s case.
Assess the short- and long-term effects a statute and case may have on the community.
Describe the potential punishments that Ms. Smith may face if she is found in violation of the statutes.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

This Benchmark assesses Competency 5.1: Assess the short- and long-term effects a statute and case may have on the community

JUS 635 TOPIC 3 CASE BRIEF SUMMARY
Details:
Prepare a Case Brief of the Minnesota v. Dickerson case. Use the attached Case Brief Summary Template to complete the following:
Read and utilize the IRAC method in the Minnesota v. Dickerson case located in Chapter 4 of the textbook.
An example of the format that should be utilized can be found in Chapter 4 of the textbook: the Gideon v. Wainwright case.
Use the Case Brief Summary Template to complete the assignment.
APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.

You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

JUS-635_Topic 3_ Case Brief Summary.docx

JUS 635 TOPIC 4 BENCHMARK – LEGAL RESEARCH WORKSHEET
Details:
Compete the Topic 4 Legal Research Worksheet.While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.This Benchmark assesses Competency 5.2: Locate appropriate sources to interpret particular statutes and case law.JUS-635.T4.LegalResearchWorksheet_Student_8-31-2017.docx
JUS 635 TOPIC 5 PREDICTIVE MEMORANDUM
Details:
Prepare a predictive memorandum utilizing the Victoria V. v. U Shop Mall case found in Chapter 13 of the Legal Research, Analysis, and Writing textbook.While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center
JUS 635 TOPIC 6 DEMAND LETTER
Details:
Prepare a demand letter based upon the scenario provided in the Legal Research, Analysis and Writing textbook in Chapter 16, under Assignments and Exercises – Analysis and Writing Exercises number 3, the Dora Speckles case.While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center
JUS 635 TOPIC 7 E-DISCOVERY IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Details:
In a 1,000-1,250-word essay, addressing the following issues pertaining to e-discovery:
Describe what is e-discovery.
Describe how a legal practitioner would create a successful e-discovery methodology.
Predict how e-discovery will continue to evolve in the future.
Utilize each of the following subheadings in your paper in the following order: Introduction, Defining E-Discovery, Successful E-Discovery Methodology, The Future of E-Discovery, Conclusion, and References.
Provide four to five sources to support your claims.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

JUS 635 TOPIC 8 SECONDARY SOURCES OF LAW
Details:
In 750 to 1,000 words, address the following issues pertaining to secondary sources of law:
Describe the differences between a practice book and a form book.
Describe how a legal practitioner would be able to find the proper practice or form book.
Analyze how a legal practitioner would be able to determine whether the materials in a practice or form book are useful to a client, and how the materials found in a practice or form book might be legally altered to support a client’s interest.
Utilize each of the following subheadings in your paper in the following order: Introduction, the Legal Practice and Form Book, Finding the Proper Practice or Form Book, Uses for a Client, Careful Use of Practice or Form Books, Conclusion, References,
Provide three to four sources to support your claims.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center

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