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English Legal System

English Legal System (3rd edn)

Steve Wilson, Helen Rutherford, Tony Storey, and Natalie Wortley
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date: 22 September 2021

p. 11. Studying the English legal systemlocked

p. 11. Studying the English legal systemlocked

  • Steve Wilson, Steve Wilsonformer Principal Lecturer, Northumbria University, Newcastle
  • Helen Rutherford, Helen RutherfordSenior Lecturer and Solicitor, Northumbria University, Newcastle
  • Tony StoreyTony StoreySenior Lecturer, Northumbria University, Newcastle
  •  and Natalie WortleyNatalie WortleyAssociate Professor of Law, Northumbria University, Newcastle


Studying the English legal system at degree level offers a different approach from study at ‘A’ level. Lectures will guide students to sources and seek to structure the learning experience for students. Primary sources of law such as legislation and case law, to be found in law reports, must be located and read. Also secondary sources such as textbooks and journal articles will offer explanations and discussion of legal areas or points of law. These sources must then be used to answer questions which will be set for seminars and ultimately for assessment, such as coursework, oral presentations and examinations.

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