Sources of law

Learning Objectives

By the end of this section, you will be able to

  • Distinguish between the various the sources of law
  • Understand the hierarchy of the various sources of law

Sources of Law

Constitutional Law

  • National Constitution
  • Texas Constitution

Statutory Law

  • National Laws (laws passed by Congress)
  • Texas State Statutes

Administrative Regulations

  • National regulations
  • Texas State adminisrative code

Court precedents

Local codes and ordinances