Law and change: Scottish legal heroes
Law and change: Scottish legal heroes

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Law and change: Scottish legal heroes

Summary

This week explored the idea of law. Through activities you were asked to think about your own perceptions of the law. You explored the different ways in which law can be viewed before thinking about a definition of legal system and law. In subsequent weeks you will build on this knowledge as you think about cases, laws, individuals and events that have helped shape the law in some way.

After studying this week you should be able to:

  • explain the link between law and the society in which it is developed
  • understand how certain words have become associated with law and legal principles
  • discuss what role you believe law plays in society.

Next week you will consider a Scottish legal case in which an afternoon outing to a café in Paisley led to unforeseen and far-reaching consequences.

You can now go to Week 4 [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

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