Mindel Scott

English Legal System Law Teacher

Welcome to the third week of the course. This week we will look at how the justice system works in England. We will reflect on the different tribunals in the system and other methods of dispute resolution. Unlocking the English legal system will help you easily understand the main concepts of the legal system in England and Wales. It contains accessible explanations in clear and concise terms, easy to understand and provides an excellent basis for learning and revision. Round brackets ( ) are used in a legal citation around the year when the series has sequential band numbers and the year is not essential to the search for the case. For example, to find the cited report as (1983) 77 Cr App R 76, you do not need the date because the volume number – 77 – indicates where to find the report. This new issue introduces a brand new chapter on “Ethics and Law” that details the duties and responsibilities of lawyers and introduces law students to the kinds of ethical dilemmas they may face when they are lawyers. Current debates around UK law will be discussed, such as the impact of Brexit and the coronavirus pandemic on the English legal system. Further details on the decentralisation colonies in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales are provided, as well as on the issue of Scottish independence. Learn to read the cases and statutes, professional skills and interview preparation, and learn more about how the new Lawyer Qualifying Examination (SQE) works and how it has responded from law schools. Another focus is on the impact of racism on the criminal justice system, the new penal code introduced in 2020 and how technology is changing the way the English legal system works. Over the past year, Street Law, Inc.

has worked with the non-profit Pakistan Legal Aid Society to increase justice and equality in Pakistan. We are working to institutionalize alternative dispute resolution (ADR) procedures within the Pakistani legal community. For too many people, the daily use of the law is hampered by injustice. Impossible to navigate the legal system that. This MOOC will give you an introduction to this influential legal system, including its history, constitutional context, sources and institutions. You will learn about the different ways in which laws are made and interpreted, the English judicial system and the growing importance of the European Union and human rights. This is a particularly exciting time to learn more about English common law, given the potential changes that lie ahead in today`s political, economic and social environment – all of which present challenges and opportunities for the law. Each week we focus on one aspect of English common law and use video lectures, readings, discussion questions and activities so you can learn about and evaluate important topics. Whether as a self-contained course or in preparation for the University of London`s world-class LLB degree, you will find this course interesting and challenging. Please note that participation or completion of this online course does not confer academic credits for University of London programmes. Brackets and round brackets are used in the same way in citations from legal journals.

Welcome to the first week of the course. Week 1 provides an overview of the English legal system. We will look at the history of the common law and what it means to say that English law is a common law system. We will also be looking at important common law issues. This course is well designed. It provides us with a good comprehensive guide to legal practice in England. I thank the designers of the course and 2 speakers who presented it to us. This diagram shows the hierarchy of UK courts in a simplified form. Note that the Court of Justice of the European Union and the European Court of Human Rights are juxtaposed with the hierarchy of British courts. The matter may be referred to the Court of Justice by any court in the system.

The European Court of Human Rights ensures the application of the European Convention on Human Rights. The common law of England and Wales is one of the most important global legal traditions. Shaneez Mithani holds a law degree from University College London and the University of Sussex and a human biology from the University of Birmingham. She has experience in project management and has worked for several years as a paralegal and research assistant. She currently holds legal positions at the Department of Justice and pursues a career as a lawyer. If you are in the legal library, you can use D Raistrick, Index to Legal Citations and Abbreviations (3rd ed., Sweet & Maxwell 2008), which is available at the information office. A pin point is a reference to a specific paragraph or page number. All judgments with neutral quotes have numbered paragraphs. If you are quoting a judgment, indicate the paragraphs quoted in square brackets at the end of the quotation, as shown in the [45] bracketed at the end of the quotation in R v G (below).

If you are quoting more than one paragraph, separate them with commas, such as [45], [49]. If you are quoting several paragraphs in a row, combine them with a hyphen or hyphen, such as [45]-[48]. Many judgments are reported in more than a series of legislative reports, some of which are more authoritative than others. For the most comprehensive and authoritative report, read the official legal reports. All England Law Reports are often cited on reading lists; In general, the verdict in each report should be the same, especially for contemporary reports, although the main note and other information contained by the lawyer who prepared the report is different. Access to lectures and assignments depends on your registration type. If you take a course in audit mode, you can see most of the course materials for free. To access graded assignments and obtain a certificate, you must gain certificate experience during or after your audit.

If you don`t see the review option: It`s important to know in which court a decision was made and to know that a decision of the Supreme Court (or House of Lords) is worth more than a decision of the Supreme Court. It is also necessary to assess the likelihood that a particular court will not follow one of its own decisions, since the rules for applying the doctrine of case-law on this point may vary from one jurisdiction to another. Welcome to the sixth and final week of the course. This week we present the European Union and the European Convention on Human Rights. Week 6 also examines the impact of EU membership and the Human Rights Act 1998 on the English legal system, in particular the principle of parliamentary sovereignty. Excellent foundation course. That`s what I needed. It allowed me to learn a lot not only about English common law or the British government, but also about the law in general.

Thank you very much!! When do I have access to lectures and assignments? The verdict sometimes begins several pages after the report begins. The judgment is often preceded by the abbreviation cur adv vult (curia advisari vult, “the court wants to consider the matter”) or “His Lordships took the time to think about it” or “The following judgments have been rendered”. Judgments of the Supreme Court (and previously the House of Lords) are generally “delivered” in printed form. Judges in civil and appellate courts (criminal and civil courts) will usually review a case before making a final decision. They therefore refuse a judgment or reserve the right to judge until a later date. In criminal cases, after the jury has rendered a verdict by the trial court, the judge may immediately try or request reports and the verdict at a later date. In other courts, decisions are pronounced orally (extemporary) by judges and recorded verbatim by the court reporter. Official and unofficial legal journalists visit the court and make stenograms. The University of London is a federal university comprising 18 of the world`s leading colleges. Our distance learning programs were founded in 1858 and have enriched the lives of thousands of students and delivered high-quality degrees from the University of London, wherever our students are in the world. Our alumni include 7 Nobel Prize winners.

Today, we are one of the world`s leading providers of distance and flexible studies, offering degree programs to more than 50,000 students in more than 180 countries. To learn more about studies for one of our degree programs, visit www.london.ac.uk Quotes including neutral citations and report citations: First, provide the neutral citation, followed by a quote from the best report, separated by a comma. It was very informative about English common law. I really didn`t know that the laws used in the US are the same or some laws that the UK uses. The books in the Unlocking the Law series go straight to the point, offering clear and concise coverage of the law, divided into small sections with regular summaries to boost your confidence. They offer comprehensive coverage of the popular core modules and optional modules, presented in an innovative and visual format. Welcome to the second week of the course. This week, you will learn about the British Constitution and identify its sources.

Week 2 also examines the fundamental constitutional principles that underpin the English legal system. Official law reports, All Englands and other series that use the year as a volume number often have more than one volume per year. The volume number follows the year after the square brackets. The citation has three main elements in the case law: the names of the parties (italics), the neutral citation and the report of judgment.