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About the Course

The common law of England and Wales is one of the major global legal traditions. This MOOC will give you an introduction to this influential legal system including its history, constitutional background, sources and institutions. You’ll learn about the different ways in which laws are made and interpreted, the English court system and the increasing importance of European Union and human rights law. Now is an especially exciting time to be learning about English common law, given the potential changes that lie ahead in today’s political, economic and social environment – all these pose challenges to and opportunities for the law. Each week we’ll focus on one aspect of English common law, using video lectures, readings, discussion questions and activities to enable you to learn about and evaluate key issues. Whether undertaken as a standalone course, or as preparation for the University of London’s world-class LLB degree, you will find this course interesting and stimulating. Please note that participation in or completion of this online course will not confer academic credit for University of London programmes....

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May 21, 2020

A comprehensive introduction to English Law. The lecturers outline things in a very clear manner and the readings cover the topic well. The quizzes are quite demanding. It is a very enjoyable course.


Jun 3, 2019

This course is a well designed one. It provides us a good comprehensive guide on the legal practice in England. I'm grateful to the designers of the course and 2 lecturers for presenting us this.

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By Utyuzh E

Jul 3, 2019

Very strong course with excellent structure, organisation of material and system of check of knowledge. It gives very useful key information and stimulates self-training. It inspires to further challenges.

By chan c w

Oct 24, 2022

Though it's only an online course, it still can offer rich material and cotent to read and understand. It also have discussion forum and feedback to participate in. So I think it's a worth course to take

By Ester P

May 2, 2020

I´m grateful for learning in this course. Everything on this course is helping me with the completion on my doctoral thesis. And today, I have a better vision of Common Law and much to write about it.

By Julia M

Mar 23, 2019

If you want to know something useful about English common law, this course will be perfect for you! Teachers are adorable, the material is understandable and interesting. This course id worth learning

By Дмитрий С

Jul 30, 2020

That course is really nice, i have got background in "english common law" from University, however i found new interesting information and court practice. I have enjoyed learning in this course.

By Lina G

Dec 3, 2020

This course is really interesting and i liked it a lot. It took me some time to complete it since i wasnt aware of the duration but overall its a very good course for beginners like me.

By Pablo G R

Jun 15, 2020

Muy buenas profesoras y profesionales del derecho. Aprendí mucho sobre como es el sistema del common law y de qué manera trabajan los operadores jurídicos en el sistema legal inglés.

By Benjamin A

Mar 16, 2023

Clear and well-structured course with only relevant information. I am even more excited to study law at uni (if that is even possible!), having completed this introductory course.

By Ewan L

Jun 5, 2022

Very informative with a good range of material. The discussion prompts encourage you to think critically about the course material. Highly recommend to anyone considering law.

By Martín B P

Apr 12, 2022

If you wan to introduce yourself in the common law. That's your course! You must do it! You recieve a great framework in a intuitive an interactive way. I really recommend it.

By Ana C C M d B

Sep 18, 2020

It was very nice to learn about a different system, I just knew de civil law and now I know the common law too and the course made me to have a will to learn more about this.

By Verity S

Dec 28, 2022

VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE lecturers and thoroughly enjoyed the course..some of it they talked a bit fast and some words could not be understood but extremely knowledgeable people

By Maria A M

Nov 3, 2020

this is definitely a to-do course for those who want to study an LLM, it gave my a better insight of a common law system and help me to compare with the civil law system.

By Kyriakos P

May 27, 2020

Really enjoyed the course! I am to start studying for my law degree next September and this course gave me a starter which was really interesting. Keep up the good work!

By Mandadige T D F

Oct 21, 2020

I would like to thank Ms.Charlotte Crilly and Ms.Eloise Ellis of University of London for their well organized lectures and the causera team for giving this oppotunity.

By Abu B S Y J

Feb 22, 2023

This a very good and effective course. Every learner who are interested to learn about English Legal System, this course will give you most of it in brief. Excellent.

By Aditi I

Jul 9, 2020

I loved studying in this course and would like to thank Professors Charlotte Crilly and Eloise Ellis and Uni of London for such an informative and wonderful course.

By Jelah G

Apr 29, 2020

The Course was very important to me since enabled me to understand much better the English Common Law.

The presentations were properly prepared and nicely delivered.

By Aarón

Jul 26, 2020

The course was great and very interesting. I learned a lot about English law and I believe that it will functional this course for the rest of my life and career.

By Ratnayake M H S R

Nov 12, 2020

"Introduction to the English common law" online course is a very interesting & well organized course that I have ever seen. Cousera is a perfect online platform.

By Manit S

Jun 6, 2020

A very well structured course. I was eagerly looking for a course on the basics of English Legal System for non-lawyers and this course exceeded my expectations.

By Ivana M d F

Sep 15, 2021

The course offers a very good introductory insight into the English system. The classes have a very good dynamic, and are to the point. I recommend the course!

By Татьяна

May 17, 2020

Well structured course, the content is extremelly interesting, thank you this opportunity to know the basis of English common law and look forward another one!

By Julio A T

May 26, 2020

I have learned fundamental elements and aspects of English law: the common law and the function of its institutions. I am really pleased with this experience.

By Afreen A A

Dec 1, 2019

Fantastic course! It was my first course in this platform and it was a great introduction. I look forward to doing more courses from the University of London.