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Military

military law: an overview

The Constitution grants to Congress the power to raise and support armies and a navy, to suppress insurrections, and repel invasion among other military-related governmental roles. Thus, the main source of legal authority in this area is federal law. Congress's control over formation, organization and government of the national armies is plenary and exclusive.

Mental Health

mental health law: an overview

Mental health and the law interact in numerous ways. The term "competence" signifies a legal conclusion that an individual is capable of entering into a binding contract, transferring assets, or participating in a legal proceeding. The provision of mental health services is regulated and, to some extent, publicly supported.

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Media

media law: an overview

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Local government law

local government law: an overview

Local governments, those which govern cities, villages, counties, and towns, are established and regulated by state law. Their authority in relation to other units of local government and in relation to state government rests ultimately on state law. The procedures by which their governing bodies are elected and their framework of governance rests on state law as well.

Legislation

legislation: an overview

Legal writing

legal writing: an overview

In many legal settings specialized forms of written communication are required. In many others, writing is the medium in which a lawyer must express their analysis of an issue and seek to persuade others on their clients' behalf. Any legal document must be concise, clear, and conform to the objective standards that have evolved in the legal profession.

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Legal ethics

professional responsibility: an overview

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Legal education

legal education: an overview

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