Episode 31 – Dialogue: Introduction to the Common Law

“The common law has played an extremely important role in shaping the English legal system that we know today.”

Today’s episode is about the common law. The episode includes:

  • The origins of common law;
  • Comparing common law to civil law;
  • Learning about the way case law is reported;
  • Discussing some key legal English vocabulary.

In the next episode we will be looking at how the doctrine of precedent operates, so if you have any questions about precedent, send them to info@studylegalenglish.com and I will try to answer them.

Listen to a taster of this episode here:

The common law developed in the Middle Ages in England

The common law developed in the Middle Ages in England

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