Free course

Making and using rules

Free statement of participation on completion

Rules affect us all, and the way they are made and interpreted could affect how we live. This free course, Making and using rules, explores how we could interpret and apply rules, and provides you with a basic understanding of rules and rule making within the English legal system.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • identify and describe what is meant by a formal rule and understand the problems associated with rule making
  • understand how formal rules are constructed
  • explain the difference between specific and general rules, and why the difference matters
  • explain what is meant by interpretation and interpretive strategies
  • understand how formal rules are applied.