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English Legal System

30 Credits

An understanding of the English Legal System is the cornerstone of the study of Law. The English Legal System course underpins and complements other courses (such as Public Law and EU Law, Criminal Low, Tort and Contract). The course assumes no prior knowledge.

This course introduces students to the principles that the English Legal System is constructed upon, and to the methods of legal research, testing both knowledge and skills so as to prepare students for the substantive subjects that follow.

Students will also be introduced to the practical use of online legal databases (Westlaw and Lexis) in addition to a thorough understanding of the UK courts and tribunal services.

The English Legal System course is a first-year course that forms part of either the Law undergraduate major or minor at the College. The College takes a more personal approach to education, teaching students through small group seminars and one-to-one tutorials to ensure the best possible learning environment and academic achievement. Law can be combined either as a major or minor with any of Art History, Creative Writing, Economics, English, History, Philosophy, or Politics and IR at the College.

Required for the Qualifying Law Degree