July 16, 2015
Week 2 Reflection Team B
Week one material has opened up my eyes to the things that I was apparently
Oblivious to; about laws and the foundation in which they were birth. Also, how certain laws are carried out; and which individuals will benefit from the laws. My father has always stressed to my siblings and me the importance of knowing our rights. He felt that if we know what our rights are we can stop the constant cycle of people violating them. Procedural Law and Substantive Substantive Law affords a certain individual rights and it develops particular duties (Melvin, 2011). Substantive Law is something that I have some knowledge about, but I would not say that I’m an expert within this field of law. Procedural law is said to be the process that stipulates a formation and sets out regulations for accomplishing substantive rights (Melvin, 2011). Procedural law is a law that I know little or nothing about because I usually pay someone that is knowledgeable of the law to make sure that the process is adhered to.
Common Law and Statutory Law Common Law is laws that were created by the court system and are used for cases when requiring precedent. Common Law is composed of established principles of law on a just resolution of disputes between parties (Melvin, 2011). Statutory Law can be defined and written by legislation as they do not allow the general public to behave unorderly without rules and regulations that may require punishment and a ruling by a judge in the court system.
Substantive and procedural laws
Substantive law states that when you have a contract with someone they are obligated to fulfill the contract. If they do not you have the right to take them to court any damages that you have incurred due to the failure of the contract. The procedural law gives you knowledge on how to file your lawsuit, the statute of limitations on the lawsuit