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date: 06 October 2022

7. A Common Law Tradition: the Ethic of Adjudicationlocked

7. A Common Law Tradition: the Ethic of Adjudicationlocked

  • H. Patrick GlennH. Patrick GlennPeter M Laing Professor of Law at McGill University, Montreal

Abstract

This chapter examines the history of the common law tradition. The best explanation for the existence of a common law tradition is the historical accident, or chance, of the military conquest of England by the Normans. As a result of this historical accident, the first discernible state came into being in Europe, with defined boundaries and a central government.

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