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An introduction to law in contemporary Scotland

Introduction

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This unit will introduce you to the law making process in Scotland. It is drawn from the Open University course W150 An introduction to law in contemporary Scotland. The Scottish legal system and many aspects of the law in Scotland are different from those in England and Wales. Like the law of England and Wales, Scots law today represents centuries of development and growth. Its evolution has been influenced by many factors, social and economic, the effects of war and religious change, political and governmental changes, alliances with overseas powers such as France, and union with England. The most recent development has been the establishment of the Scottish Parliament with its own law making powers.

This unit is an adapted extract from the Open University course An introduction to law in contemporary Scotland (W150) [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)]

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