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Judges and the law

Introduction

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This unit considers the way that judges make law, how the common law system works and the advantages and disadvantages of a system like the British one that relies heavily on such rules and rule making. The unit will set out the basic differences between ‘civil code’ systems and ‘common law’ systems, and consider the relationship between judge-made law and statutory law.

This unit is an adapted extract from the course Rules, rights and justice: an introduction to law (W100) [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)]

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