Introduction to English Law and Legal Method  Short Courses

Course Information

Start DateStart TimeDurationCostCourse CodeApply
Monday 2 October 2017 18:30 - 20:30 10 weekly classes £440.00 CS1953 Enrolment Closed
Monday 15 January 2018 18:30 - 20:30 10 weekly classes £440.00 CS1953 Apply Now
Monday 30 April 2018 18:30 - 20:30 10 weekly classes £440.00 CS1953 Apply Now

Course Content

Law plays a significant role in the structure and organisation of human affairs and is in large part responsible for the maintenance of order in society.

This Introduction to English Law and Legal Method short course provides detailed description of how legal rules are made and applied, along with an overview of the workings of the twin pillars of state, the courts and the constitution.

English law and legal topics you will learn include:

  • Parliamentary legislation
  • The doctrine of precedent
  • Equitable principles
  • Legal terminology
  • Law reporting

The significance of European Union membership and the impact of Human Rights Law are also considered.

Why choose the English Law and Legal Method short course?

Our Introduction to English Law and Legal Method short course is tutored by professional lawyers and provides the ideal balance between lectures and group work.

With classes delivered weekly from our Central London University students can be assured of the quality and convenience of all our courses.

Tutor Info

Nasreen Choudhury, a non-practicing solicitor, came onto the Roll of Solicitors in 2004 and previously practiced as a solicitor in the areas of welfare, immigration, family and criminal law. She has worked in private practice and for non-governmental agencies representing clients in high profile cases up to and including at the High Court.


This English Law course is open to all with an interest in and enthusiasm for law studies. No formal qualifications are required, though students will be expected to apply their initiative in sourcing, researching and analysing law reports and parliamentary legislation. Our English Law short course provides a great opportunity to cover a wide range of legal topics in a flexible evening course over 10-weeks.

English Requirements

Applicants must be proficient in written and spoken English.

What will I learn?

  • To understand the sources of English law and the English legal system.
  • To understand the position of English Law in relation to the European legislation.
  • To understand the impact on English law of the Human Rights Act 1998.
  • To interpret a statute.
  • To interpret a UK law report.
  • To interpret a  law report from the European Court of Justice.

Topics Covered

  • Parliamentary legislation law of equity
  • How to find and read case and statute law
  • The civil legal system
  • The criminal legal system
  • Judiciary/jury/funding
  • EU law
  • Human rights law
  • Advocacy and Tribunals

Teaching and Assessment

There will be a series of ten lectures, with scope for students to engage in class discussion on individual topics. There are no formal assessments though students will be invited to submit a piece of written work on a topic of their choice. In-class tests and student presentations are encouraged.

Recommended Reading


Slapper & Kelly: The English Legal System: Routledge: 2015

Bradney: How to Study Law: Sweet and Maxwell 2014

Websites: - (An excellent source of general information on English law) - (The British and Irish Legal Information Institute) - (Judgments from the highest court in the land)

Leads To...

The comprehensive knowledge gained from this course will enable students to progress to more advanced specialist areas of legal studies.

Career Outcome

Students will acquire:

1) An understanding of the importance of law as a social phenomenon.

2) The ability to utilise the techniques of sourcing and applying legal information.3) An awareness of how statutes and case law are implemented.

4) Knowledge of the significance of Human Rights law and the law of the EU.

Application Deadline: