University of Technology Sydney

78234 Common Law Legal Traditions

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This subject provides an introduction to the common law for lawyers from countries with civil or dual civil and common law legal systems, and postgraduate students without an undergraduate law degree. The topics covered include primary and secondary sources of the common law; the development of the common law; courts and lawyers; the spread and reception of the common law; law-finding in the common law; contract law in the common law; public law and the common law; and business transactions in the common law. Students who complete this subject have the skills to research, critically analyse and articulate law within the common law tradition.


  1. Requires Faculty of Law approval.
  2. Eligible students must enrol in their first session of study.

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