Code Law: Characteristics of a Civil Law System

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A system of law that is based on a collection of laws or codes brought together through codification is known as

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1. In the United States, which state follows a civil code system rather than the common law system?

2. The process of bringing laws together to be used as a whole is known as

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Civil code systems of law have different features, depending on the jurisdiction. This assessment covers the features of civil law, including principles of codification, common law and the nature of these civil law systems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on key facts about systems of civil law, including:

  • The term that is defined as a system of law that is based on a collection of laws or codes brought together through codification
  • The U.S. state that follows a civil code system rather than the common law system
  • The term that is defined as the process of bringing laws together to be used as a whole
  • Characteristics of the civil code system
  • The characteristic that is identified with a common law system

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as common law and civil code system
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding codification of law and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as inquisitorial and adversarial
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the two most common ways a legal system can be organized within a country

Additional Learning

To learn more about legal systems, review the accompanying lesson about features of civil code systems of law. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define civil law and know the other names by which this form of law is known
  • Define codification
  • Know what common law is and explain how cases are decided
  • Identify the aspect that is central to a civil code system
  • Explain how an inquisitorial system works
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