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History of english common law

History of English Common Law


History of english common law

“I think it an undeniable position, that a competent knowledge of the laws of that society in which we live, is the proper accomplishment of every gentleman and scholar; an highly useful, I had almost said essential, part of liberal and polite education.”

Sir William Blackstone:

Commentaries: On the Study of the Law 1758


History of english common law

Aims

  • To have a basic understanding of the history of common law

  • To identify several key features of the English legal system

  • To recognise the way the course works, what is expected of you and how to be successful


History of english common law

What is Law?

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History of english common law

“Law is order, and good law is good order.”

Aristotle in Politics

Aristotle

Greek critic, philosopher, physicist, & zoologist

(384 BC - 322 BC)


History of english common law

What is a legal ‘system’?

Countries marked in red at those with a Common Law legal system


History of english common law

English

Legal

System

MAP OF UNITED KINGDOM

England & Wales


Four sources of english law

Four Sources of English Law

3

1

4

2

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Dominic Doyle


History of english common law

English Law

UK Supreme

Court

UK Parliament

Acts of

Parliament

Statutes

Legislation

Common Law

Precedent

Case Law


European law

European Law

EUROPEAN UNION LAW

COUNCIL OF THE EU/PARLIAMENT

BRUSSELS

Since 1972

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Dominic Doyle

EUROPEAN CONVENTION

ON HUMAN RIGHTS

EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS STRASBOURG

Since 1998

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