Judges and the law
Judges and the law

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Judges and the law


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Readings 1 and 4: Slapper, G. and Kelly, D. (2003) The English Legal System, Cavendish Publishing Limited

Reading 3: Slapper, G. (2000) ‘Castles built on law’, New Law Journal, Vol. 150, No. 6941, 23 June 2000

Reading 5: Slapper, G. (1998) ‘Pure genius or plagiarism?’ The Times, 25 August 1998 © News International Syndication

Figures 2, 4 and 6 Alamy.

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