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English Law

Guide to the law of the United Kingdom.


This guide covers the law of England and Wales.  Like the U.S., England has a common law system.  However, there are several major differences:

  • England has no written constitution.
  • There is no official codification of English statutes.
  • Laws passed by Parliament are not subject to review by the courts; only Parliament may change a law that it has enacted.

Other Reserach Guides

Here are some selected research guides from other libraries:

Resources for Students Studying in the UK

The FLAG database produced by the School of Advanced Studies, University of London, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies provides information for finding foreign legal materials in UK law libraries.