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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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Jun 14, 2020

Un muy buen curso para aprender un poco sobre la legislación del Derecho Inglés.

By Fabio P

Oct 16, 2019

Very interesting course. It provides a deep introduction to English Common law.

By Md N S

Jul 24, 2020

Nicely structured course. Have got basic ideas about the English legal system.

By Deleted A

Mar 19, 2020

Interesting introductory course and prep for Diploma in Law or LL.B. (Honors).

By Charlie G

Jan 26, 2021

Great informative introduction to the English Legal System. Thanks so much :)

By Shakti B

Aug 12, 2020

It is very use full course to understand what is a legal system, how is work,

By Sophie H

Aug 6, 2021

This course gave me a great insight and introduction to English common law.

By Amy A A

Feb 26, 2021

An excellent course for those considering a career in the legal profession.

By Jacob D

Sep 14, 2020

Amazing course and i had fun learning all about the legal system in england

By Abigail B

May 27, 2020

Gave me a good insight into the law and made me want to study law further.

By Abdirahman S H

Aug 29, 2019

Excellent introductory course on law in general. I have really enjoyed it.


Sep 5, 2020

The best way to understand the complex of UK legal system. I have enjoyed

By Martha E M M

Oct 22, 2019

This course is excellent for people that want to achieve a great future!

By Nafis a s

Jun 8, 2020

you can understand the common law easily with these learning materials

By Betsy B

Sep 12, 2019

Really informative and interactive. A great introduction to the basics!

By Saideep R

Aug 31, 2020

Coursera gave me a great platform to learn about English legal system

By Jacopo S

May 24, 2020

Very nice course, I would have appreciated more video material though

By Andrew W

Nov 20, 2019

Excellent course. Well presented, informative and easy to understand.


Aug 7, 2020

It helped me learn alot of new things relating to English Common Law

By Anceta M E

Sep 15, 2021

The course provided me a lot of insight into how legal system works

By Natasha L

May 5, 2021

This course was a breath of fresh air and will enjoy moving foward.

By Erwin E G G

Aug 7, 2020

excelente curso para aprender como se desarrolla el sistema inglés.

By Martin B

Sep 2, 2020

Excellent introduction into the development of English Common Law.

By Leonardo L A

Aug 22, 2020

Excelente curso. ojalá puedan hacer sobre derecho comercial en UK.

By Alexander N

Apr 8, 2020

Excellent course - the work is inspiring and not too complicated!