LTSD 205 Midterm Exam Answers – All Possible Questions

 

An annotation is a secondary authority that provides commenatary on a range of legal topics and

is published on a periodic basis?

A. True

B. False

Question 2 of 17

Law review articles are often edited by top-notch law students?

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A. True

B. False

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Question 3 of 17

Legal periodical articles are useful because:

A.Their footnotes can lead you to other valuable sources when you are doing research.

B.They provide good insight into trends in a particular subject.

C.They are mandatory authority.

D.both a and b

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Question 4 of 17

A Restatement is an article that discusses in great detail the various cases on a fairly narrow legal topic?

A. True

B. False

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Question 5 of 17

What are the Restatements and how are they useful? (100 words essay)

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Question 6 of 17

Administrative agencies, which derive their authority from the executive and legislative branches of

government, are a primary source of the law.

A. True

B. False

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Question 7 of 17

Stare Decisis means that decisions from a court with substantially the same set of facts should be

followed by that court and all lower courts under it.

A. True

B. False

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Question 8 of 17

A _______________ is a research tool that is not itself authority of any kind, but rather points you to

potentially significant authorities and validates whether a legal source is still considered good law.

A.Digest

B.Hornbook

C.Citator

D.A.L.R.

Question 9 of 17

Key Cite is used by LexisNexis as a case citator?

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A. True

B. False

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Question 10 of 17

When researching statutes, if you do not know the proper or formal name of the statute, but you do know

the colloquial name, or an acronym, you can find the statute using the Popular Name Index.

A. True

B. False

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Question 11 of 17

What are the Primary Sources of Law, and how are they inter-related? (250 words)

Question 12 of 17

Wikipedia is a respected source of information in the legal field?

A. True

B. False

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Question 13 of 17

The two most prominent manuals for citation rules in the legal profession are the Blue Book Uniform

System of Citation and the APA Method of Citation?

A. True

B. False

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Question 14 of 17

If the language of a statute is unclear, the legislative history may be used to support an argument for a

particular interpretation of the statutory language?

A. True

B. False

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Question 15 of 17

If a senior partner in a law firm asked you to locate a case and he or she did not provide you with the

name of the case, but only a few facts concerning the law or the facts of the case, how would you locate

such a case? (250 words essay)

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Question 16 of 17

Briefly discuss the differences between personal jurisdiction and subject matter jurisdiction. (100 words

essay)

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Question 17 of 17

What is the difference between mandatory and persuasive authority? (100 words essay)