Application: Where Does U.S. Law Come From?
Your task in this application is to write an essay that details the historical development of law in the United States.
Based on your reading, write a paper that includes each of the following elements:
• Roman law and the development of written codes or law, as well as the Napoleonic Code
• The development and importance of English common law
• The doctrine of stare decisis
• The importance of the previous influences on the U.S legal system
• Four primary sources of law in the United States.