Paralegal Essentials – Case Law Quiz

What do you know about Case Law (sometimes called Common Law or Judge-made law)?

Take the following quiz to determine your level of expertise.  The answers will be posted tomorrow.

1.  Which branch of government creates case law?

2.  Where can case law be found in a law library?

3.  What is the difference between an official and an unofficial reporter?

4.  Name one official reporter for the Federal Court System.

5.  Name one unofficial reporter for the Federal Court System.

6.  Name one official reporter for the California courts.

7.  Name one unofficial reporter in which California cases are published.

8.  What is a parallel citation?

9.  Identify the parts of the following citation:

Bigher Academy v. Jonas, 56 Cal. App. 3rd 456 (1999)

a.                                                    b.              c.                           d.

10.  What is stare decisis?

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