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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 sricharan s

Apr 28, 2020

The Course is very well structured and it helps in understanding the basics of English common law.

By Antony A

May 15, 2021

It was amazing not only exploring British Common Law but about the Government and Law in General!

By anadi m

Apr 21, 2020

the court system can be explained in more detailed like court with their different jurisdiction

By Natasha S

Aug 12, 2020

I enjoyed this course. It is a good primer for anybody interested in the English legal system.

By A S

Mar 13, 2021

Very good learning of ELS, a lot of material guidance provided to have the understanding.

By Vibha J

Sep 23, 2020

We were asked to read too much and there were too many assignments but they were helpful.

By mwaji s

Feb 14, 2021

Really informative course. I now have the foundation on which to build my law career.

By Harsh R s

Sep 15, 2021

It was insightful. As an international student i found it simple yet important.

By kyle c

May 10, 2020

a useful introductory course that has given a good range of basic information

By Jamie B T

Nov 6, 2019

Very good course with informative and interesting lesson subjects every week.

By Sebastián D

Apr 8, 2020

Great course, to understand the basics of the common law system in the UK.

By Mayuko F

Dec 10, 2020

Some of the information was a little old but it was a good class.

By Ezz E A E

Jun 11, 2020

I like this way to learn and this course topics was so great

By Brigitte R

Jan 28, 2019

Good course! It was really good to correct other essays.

By Catherine

Jul 22, 2020

Well structured course, great introduction to law.

By Ian G

Jan 11, 2021

Well structured and explained, highly recommended


Jun 4, 2021

A great introduction to a system of law..

By Jesse J B

Mar 31, 2021

Information was valuable

By Brenda X

Dec 28, 2020

Great job!

By Doug P

Apr 26, 2020

The title is a bit of a misnomer, because it's really about the English and Welsh law system (including statute law and international law as well as common law) and enforcement systems.

Bits of it are incredibly basic but bits of it have some interest. I did learn bits - but not much.

Whomever wrote the English subtitles obviously never studied the course; there are many "sounds alike" errors in there. The course is also out of date by at least 5 months (things change!) and there's 1 important broken video link, some text as images etc. so some accessibility issues.

It's a bit of a mickey mouse course really; and the £37 for assessment and a certificate is ridiculous. Nice earner for the University of London.

Not taxing though

By Eric J

Jul 23, 2020

I give this course a 3 star out of 5. The reason why is that although the information is pretty good and decent it was still a little repetitive. Another thing is that the background music in every video is annoying and horrible background music I have ever heard in my life. The information could have been better and executed properly. Like some information I couldn't understand and most of them were very confusing. The videos are okay but a bit boring. Overall, decent course but could have done better with this course.

By Saba D - B

Apr 17, 2021

In general, I was satisfied with the content, BUT please update the content, e.g when was the last election for European Commission or who is now the president... they are not up-to-date

By ramazan y

Jan 16, 2021

Bunun benim için zor olduğunu düşünüyorum, bu yüzden dinlemeyi anlamak için ingilizcemi geliştirmem gerekiyor. umarım kendimi geliştirebilirsem genel hukuk okumaya çalışırım

By Anita K

May 20, 2020

Good overview, but it is let down by the lack of video tutorials. The course is using Reading materials as core teaching materials and not just as additional information.