Primary & Secondary Sources of Law


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What does a law journal include?

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1. The principle of _____ means that a court should apply previous court decisions to similar future cases.

2. What does the ALR Fed include?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are many types of legal sources which are relied upon in the legal system. This quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding of primary and secondary sources of law. You'll be tested on areas that include law journals and who has the authority to create laws.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following aspects of primary and secondary sources of law:

  • Types of primary sources
  • Types of secondary sources
  • Law reviews and law journals

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding sources of law and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding sources of law
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about primary and secondary legal sources

Additional Learning

To learn more about sources of law, review the accompanying lesson on Primary and Secondary Sources of Law. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Types of primary sources
  • Types of secondary sources
  • The principle of stare decisis
  • Mandatory vs persuasive authority