• Queen’s Certificate in Law – Introduction to Public & Constitutional Law
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    Queen’s Certificate in Law – Introduction to Public & Constitutional Law

    Public and constitutional law is about power. Who can exercise power, what types of power can be exercised, and whether and to what extent there are any limits on the exercise of government power. At the beginning of the course we’ll look at the origins of Canada’s legal system, and we’ll look at how it was influenced by the French and the United Kingdom systems of government. We’ll also look at how the Supreme Court of Canada has recognized Aboriginal law within the Canadian constitutional framework. We’ll look at the Constitution Act 1867 which established Canada as a self-governing Dominion and that divided the authority to make laws between the…

  • Simple Rules v. Regulation [Introduction to Common Law] [No. 86]
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    Simple Rules v. Regulation [Introduction to Common Law] [No. 86]

    When one wants to talk about examples of coordination through simple rules, they’re two kinds of transactions. One of them are sort of outright transfers of goods and the other is cooperative behavior. When you’re dealing with an outright transfer of goods, it’s not as easy as you think. You have to figure out when delivery is going to have to take place. You’re going to have to figure out what conditions have to be satisfied in order for the buyer to take the goods. These will typically involve warranties, having to do with the ownership of the good called warranties of title, or warranties of merchantability. And it’s extremely…

  • ‘Common Law’ S2 E3: The Road Not Taken After the Civil War
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    ‘Common Law’ S2 E3: The Road Not Taken After the Civil War

    [MUSIC PLAYING] RISA GOLUBOFF: Hello and welcome back to Common Law, a podcast from the University of Virginia School of Law. I’m Risa Goluboff, dean of the law school. LESLIE KENDRICK: And I’m Leslie Kendrick, the vice dean. You may have heard this season’s all about when law changed the world. We’ve been talking about the power of legal action to make change. RISA GOLUBOFF: So far, Leslie, we’ve talked mostly about how lawyers and courts have helped make some positive changes, like rolling back. America’s smoking habit or expanding civil rights and civil liberties during the Cold War and after World War II. But in this episode, we’re talking…

  • Can Laws Be Simple? [Introduction to Common Law] [No. 86]
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    Can Laws Be Simple? [Introduction to Common Law] [No. 86]

    One of the things that one worries about in putting the common law together is whether or not you can reduce it to a series of relatively simple rules. And the answer, generally speaking, is yes. With respect to property, the basic rule is that prior in time is higher in right, so that those people who take possession first essentially are allowed to keep it against all subsequent takers. This means, in effect, that once the property rights are established, no individual is entitled to disrupt them. The second principle on voluntary contract and exchange says, in effect, that if you make an agreement with somebody else for the…

  • Does Natural Law Matter? [Introduction to Common Law] [No. 86]
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    Does Natural Law Matter? [Introduction to Common Law] [No. 86]

    One of the common views today is that all the principles of natural law are largely irrelevant to legal discourse. Uh, this is a radical shift from the views of law that were taken for thousands of years, and which natural law was thought to be the foundation. What one means by natural law is that there is certain kinds of features of the world which are so common, and so powerful, that any legal system that tries to put things together in ignorance of those things will always fail. Natural law has been defined from the beginning of time as involving the following three principles. One is this a…

  • Georgetown Law Dean William M. Treanor Installed as Paul Regis Dean Leadership Chair
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    Georgetown Law Dean William M. Treanor Installed as Paul Regis Dean Leadership Chair

    (orchestral music) – Good afternoon. Fellow faculty, students, alumni, staff and friends, welcome to the installation of William M. Treanor as the Paul Regis Dean Leadership Professor of Law. This is a special day and we gather for several reasons. Today we honor Dean William M. Treanor and I would like to welcome and acknowledge Dean Treanor and his family, including his wife Allison, his son Liam and his daughter Katherine who are here with us in the front row. And also the president of Georgetown University, John Jack Degioia. I have the honor to introduce, the introducer, the Honorable Robert Katzmann and later in the program we’ll hear from…

  • Quinnipiac Live! – School of Law – October 2018
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    Quinnipiac Live! – School of Law – October 2018

    Tonight on Quinnipiac live from our state-of-the-art facilities close-knit community distinguished faculty and variety of experiential learning opportunities we’ll show you how the Quinnipiac University School of Law is leading the way and preparing the next generation of law professionals join the conversation Quinnipiac live starts now hello and welcome to Quinnipiac live I’m your host Joel banner and tonight we have an exciting show planned for you with a variety of guests to highlight what makes the Quinnipiac School of Law so unique throughout the show we invite you to join the conversation leave your questions in the comments section below so they can be answered live on air…

  • Kim Taylor-Thompson on Trump and the Constitution
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    Kim Taylor-Thompson on Trump and the Constitution

    So when Adam asked me to join the panel to discuss the effect of a Trump presidency on criminal justice policy, I have to admit that I hesitated, largely because his request actually forced me to face the reality that this was not just a bad nightmare on 11/9, but actually was a reality. So, even if I refused to watch the inauguration on Friday it’s going to happen and even if I refuse to acknowledge Trump’s toxic tweets, they will continue and even if I refuse to believe that someone so divisive will actually be our president he will on Friday. So, that means that I and the rest…

  • Real Lawyer Reacts to The Simpsons (Itchy & Scratchy Trial)
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    Real Lawyer Reacts to The Simpsons (Itchy & Scratchy Trial)

    – [Narrator] Thanks to Dashlane for keeping Legal Eagle in the air. – So you don’t work on a contingency basis? – No, money down. Oops shouldn’t have this Bar Association logo here either. (tearing) (chewing) – Yeah, he’s just the best worst lawyer of all time. (playful music) Hey Legal Eagles, it’s time to think like a lawyer, and today we are covering one of my favorite episodes of one of my favorite series of all time, it’s The Simpsons and it’s episode where Itchy and Scratchy get taken to court for copyright infringement. It’s called The Day the Violence Died, and while I will be reacting to it,…