- Scott Slorach, Scott SlorachDirector of Learning & Teaching, York Law School, University of York
- Judith Embley, Judith EmbleyAssociate Professor, University of Law
- Peter GoodchildPeter Goodchildis Associate Professor and Programme & Student Lead for the GDL and MA Law at the University of Law (Bloomsbury)
- and Catherine ShephardCatherine ShephardSenior Lecturer, Manchester Law School, Manchester Metropolitan University
This chapter first discusses the fundamental distinctions between common law and civil law. It then examines the operation of the doctrine of precedent, and considers the arguments for and against the roles of judges and legislators in making law.