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The Sources of Law

There is no agreed definition for the term ‘English Legal System’ (ELS) or for the required content of the subject taught on an undergraduate law course, but, as Smith, Bailey and Gunn warn:

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‘Some [students] even have the misguided belief that the study of the institutions and processes of our law does not carry the intellectual challenge of other legal subjects. Yet a failure to understand the English legal system will make much of what the student learns of those other subjects either incomprehensible or misleading.’