Lrw: Primary Law Overview

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This quiz will explore your understanding of the types of primary legal authority and distinctions between those types. Sources of primary law are the law itself and, thus, understanding the sources of primary will be essential in completing your legal writing assignments, participating in your substantive classes, and drafting work products on co-op. Select the best answer for each question. You will have 3 minutes to complete each question and will not be able to go back once you have answered.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which branches of government create primary law? (select all that apply)
    • A. 

      The legislature

    • B. 

      The judiciary

    • C. 

      The executive

  • 2. 
    True or False: States create their own constitutions which can grant more protections for individuals, but cannot lessen the rights granted by the U.S. Constitution.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Primary law includes: (select all that apply)
    • A. 

      Constitutions

    • B. 

      Statutes

    • C. 

      American Law Reports

    • D. 

      Cases

    • E. 

      Administrative law

  • 4. 
    Where can you find the U.S. Constitution and federal statutes? (select all that apply)
    • A. 

      U.S.C.

    • B. 

      U.S.C.A

    • C. 

      U.S.C.S.

    • D. 

      U.S.C.C

    • E. 

      U.S.C.B

  • 5. 
    To find a case in the paper regional reporters, begin with the:
    • A. 

      Atlantic Reporter directly

    • B. 

      Pacific Reporter directly

    • C. 

      Digests

    • D. 

      Bluebook

  • 6. 
    Which branch of government creates administrative laws?
    • A. 

      The legislature

    • B. 

      The judiciary

    • C. 

      The executive

  • 7. 
    To research administrative law, you could consult the: (select all that apply)
    • A. 

      Code of Federal Regulations

    • B. 

      The Book of States (Council of State Governments)

    • C. 

      The Federal Register

    • D. 

      BNA’s Directory of State Administrative Codes and Registers

    • E. 

      ALWD