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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 Marios K

Nov 25, 2020

Excellent introductory course on all the fundamentals of English Common Law and the legal system.

By Guan W

Mar 21, 2020

Very helpful. It is very interesting to express and review different point of views on the forum.

By Vincenzo N

Sep 5, 2019

a good introduction to common law, it explains many basic concept for a good start into the topic

By Sandy F

Sep 27, 2020

One question wasn't correct anymore. Head of the european comission is now Ursula von der Leyen.

By Ranjan K

Jul 3, 2020

Great learning experience. The elementary nature of the course makes it all the more attractive.

By Денисов М И

Jun 12, 2020

Gorgeous course. Thanks a lot to each professors.They were brilliant. Now I feel myself smarter

By Paula V N

May 29, 2020

I truly enjoy learning. I have learned a lot and the experience was great. Thank you very much.

By César M G

May 16, 2020

Me agrado bastante pero en la semana 6 el cuestionario está fuera de tiempo, saludos y gracias.

By Samsuddoha K

Nov 30, 2020

Very good & very energetic course. It helped me to learn a lot of Besic things of Common Law.

By Ahmet

Aug 2, 2021

I really enjoyed the course, which helped me to understand the basics of English Common Law.

By Ira D

Jun 25, 2021

It was a brilliant course. I would like to finish several courses about English Common Law.

By Alexis B

Sep 26, 2020

This was a really fantastic course and it has certainly inspired me to pursue further study.

By Sarah W

Jul 27, 2020

Amazing course with a brilliant range of resources and activities to keep learners engaged!!

By Samarthya L

May 17, 2022

Great learning experience! Thank you for the insights taught about the English law system.

By Anaïs G

Oct 20, 2020

A very clear and understandable online classes about the bases of the british law system.

By Mark W

Dec 5, 2020

Very good. A comprehensive and enjoyable course. Not too hard, and not too easy either.

By Maximiliano A Z

Jul 15, 2020

It's a very dynamic course, they really make you investigate and learn. I recommend it.

By Meara K

Jun 3, 2020

Great experience overall, the workload is easy to manage and it is a good introduction.

By Nourhan K

Apr 19, 2022

I loved this course so much ,I have learned many things about the English legal system

By Vishnu A R K

Nov 1, 2022

It helped me to grasp English Common Law. I liked the short readings and assignments.

By L.G. Y

May 1, 2020

Thoroughly enjoyable also able to apply some of the aspects from the practical sense.

By Jarmo J G

Apr 9, 2020

I found the course very interesting and rewrding though there were some broken links.

By Anna P

Feb 2, 2020

Very interesting and well-structured course, lessons structured in achievable chunks.

By Linjun L G

Aug 27, 2019

Excellent lectures and course materials. Tons of thanks to both lecturers/professors.

By Anchal P A

Nov 26, 2022

i have learned many things from this coursera program. its was an amazing experience