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::[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sources_of_law Sources of Law]
::[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sources_of_law Sources of Law]
* '''2a''': [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_of_Hammurabi The Code of Hammurabi]   [http://www.wsu.edu/~dee/MESO/CODE.HTM Annother source]
* '''2a''': [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_of_Hammurabi The Code of Hammurabi]   [http://www.wsu.edu/~dee/MESO/CODE.HTM Annother source]
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* '''2a''': [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corpus_Juris_Civilis Justinian Code]   [http://orias.berkeley.edu/summer2004/summer2004JustinianCode.htm Another source]
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:: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corpus_Juris_Civilis Justinian Code]   [http://orias.berkeley.edu/summer2004/summer2004JustinianCode.htm Another source]
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:: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_of_Hammurabi The Code of Hammurabi]
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:: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magna_Carta Magna Carta]   [http://www.lawbuzz.com/ourlaws/magna_carta/magna_what.htm What is the Magna Carta?]
:: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magna_Carta Magna Carta]   [http://www.lawbuzz.com/ourlaws/magna_carta/magna_what.htm What is the Magna Carta?]
* '''2b''': [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jury#Historical_roots History of the Jury System]
* '''2b''': [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jury#Historical_roots History of the Jury System]
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** [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Trade_Commission_Act Federal Trade Commission Act] - created the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Trade_Commission FTC] to prevent unfair competition, deceptive acts, regulate trade, etc.
** [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Trade_Commission_Act Federal Trade Commission Act] - created the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Trade_Commission FTC] to prevent unfair competition, deceptive acts, regulate trade, etc.
** [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pure_Food_and_Drug_Act Pure Food and Drug Act] - led to the creation of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FDA Food and Drug Administration (FDA)] to regulate foods, drugs, and more.
** [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pure_Food_and_Drug_Act Pure Food and Drug Act] - led to the creation of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FDA Food and Drug Administration (FDA)] to regulate foods, drugs, and more.
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** [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communications_Act_of_1934 Communications Act of 1934]] - created the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Communications_Commission Federal Communications Commission (FCC)]] to regulate all radio and interstate cable, phone, and satellite communications.
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** [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communications_Act_of_1934 Communications Act of 1934] - created the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Communications_Commission Federal Communications Commission (FCC)] to regulate all radio and interstate cable, phone, and satellite communications.
** [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_National_Do_Not_Call_Registry National Do Not Call Registry] - Privacy - allows US consumers to limit telemarketing calls they receive.
** [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_National_Do_Not_Call_Registry National Do Not Call Registry] - Privacy - allows US consumers to limit telemarketing calls they receive.
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** [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_Credit_Reporting_Act Fair Credit Reporting Act (FRCA)]] - regulates the collection, dissemination, and use of consumer credit information
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** [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_Credit_Reporting_Act Fair Credit Reporting Act (FRCA)] - regulates the collection, dissemination, and use of consumer credit information
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** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_Debt_Collection_Practices_Act Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA)] - limits abusive consumer practices, insures fairness, etc.
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** [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_Debt_Collection_Practices_Act Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA)] - limits abusive consumer practices, insures fairness, etc.
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** [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truth_in_Lending_Act|Truth in Lending Act (TILA)] - requires clear disclosure of key terms of the lending arrangement and all costs.
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** [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truth_in_Lending_Act Truth in Lending Act (TILA)] - requires clear disclosure of key terms of the lending arrangement and all costs.
** [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real_Estate_Settlement_Procedures_Act|Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA)] - prohibits kickbacks and requires lenders to provide a good faith estimate of costs
** [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real_Estate_Settlement_Procedures_Act|Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA)] - prohibits kickbacks and requires lenders to provide a good faith estimate of costs
** [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_Insurance_Portability_and_Accountability_Act Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)] - provides consumer protection for Health Information
** [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_Insurance_Portability_and_Accountability_Act Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)] - provides consumer protection for Health Information
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**[http://www.bbb.org/ Better Business Bureau] - file a complaint or see if others have complained about a business
 
**[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Citizen_Information_Center Federal Citizen Information Center] - provides information about consumer news items, recalls, and consumer scam alerts.
**[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Citizen_Information_Center Federal Citizen Information Center] - provides information about consumer news items, recalls, and consumer scam alerts.
** [http://www.dms-lawyer.com/area/consumer.shtml Laws that protect the consumer]
** [http://www.dms-lawyer.com/area/consumer.shtml Laws that protect the consumer]
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** [http://www.bbb.org/ Better Business Bureau] - file a complaint or see if others have complained about a business
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** [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consumers_Union Consumers Union] evaluates products and services and publishes [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consumer_Reports Consumer Reports]
== Related awards ==
== Related awards ==

Revision as of 11:42, August 14, 2008

Law merit badge
Status: Elective
Created: 1974
Discontinued: no
BSA Advancement ID: 068
Requirements revision: 2003
Latest pamphlet revision: 2002

Contents

For the Scout Law, see Scout Law.



Law requirements

  1. Define "law." Tell some of its sources. Describe functions it serves.
  2. Discuss TWO of the following:
    a. Justinian’s Code, The Code of Hammurabi, and the Magna Carta.
    b. The development of the jury system.
    c. Two famous trials in history.
  3. Tell what civil law is; tell what criminal law is. Tell the main differences between them. Give examples of each.
  4. Ask five people (not more than one from your immediate family) about the role of law enforcement officers in our society. Discuss their answers with them. Go to a law enforcement officer in your neighborhood and ask about his or her responsibilities and duties. Report your findings.
  5. Tell about several laws that were passed to protect the consumer and the seller. Tell about several organizations that provide help to consumers and sellers.
  6. Do ONE of the following:
    a. Attend a session of a civil or criminal court. Write 250 words or more on what you saw.
    b. Plan and conduct a mock trial with your troop or school class. After the trial is over, discuss it with the group.
  7. Arrange a visit with a lawyer who works for a business, bank, title company, or government agency. Find out his or her duties and responsibilities. Report what you have learned.
  8. Explain the requirements for becoming a lawyer in your state. Describe how judges are selected in your state.
  9. Make a list of 15 jobs that deal with some aspect of law or legal processes. Tell which you prefer. Why?
  10. Tell where people can go to obtain the help of a lawyer if they are unable to pay for one. Tell what you can do if you can afford a lawyer but do not know of any in your area.
  11. Discuss with your counselor the importance in our society of TWO of the following areas of the law:
    a. Environmental law
    b. Computers and the Internet
    c. Copyright and the Internet
    d. Space travel and satellites orbiting Earth
    e. Patents
    f. Biotechnology
    g. Privacy law
    h. International law


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Sources of Law
Justinian Code   Another source
Magna Carta   What is the Magna Carta?
Differences between civil law and criminal law

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