OpenLearn Scotland
OpenLearn Scotland

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OpenLearn Scotland

6 Law in Scotland

6.1 Overview

These courses will introduce you to the Scottish legal system. 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. Since 1999, the new Scottish Parliament has had its own law-making powers.

The first course in this section provides a taster for a new course on law making in Scotland. The second course looks more specifically at the importance of law in social work education in Scotland.

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