Relate the basic purposes of the law and the sources from which U.S. law stems.
Identify different schools of jurisprudential thought and describe the basic tenets of each.
Describe the role and function of the U.S. Constitution, especially as it relates to business.
List and categorize the different courts that operate in America.
Distinguish between different court jurisdiction types and where different courts are allowed jurisdiction.
Identify the role of standing, ripeness, and venue in substantiating a lawsuit.
Relate who the parties to a lawsuit are and the proceedings they follow in preparing for a lawsuit.
Describe the role of discovery in a lawsuit and what it entails.
Describe the process by which a jury in a lawsuit is selected.
Summarize the steps of a typical court trial and what happens in each step.
Explain the process by which court decisions may be appealed to a higher court and describe the possible outcomes of an appeal.
Identify and compare methods of dispute resolution that may be used to avoid the trial process.