A system of law is defined as a procedure or process for understanding and implementing the law.
Nowadays, there are five types of system of laws which are the common law legal system, the civil law legal system, the customary law legal system, the religious law legal system and the socialist law legal system.
The common law legal system is the system of jurisprudence which focuses on the doctrine of the juridical precedent. This theory is a principle which states that lower courts must follow the decisions taken by the higher courts. The system originated in England and spread in most of the Commonwealth countries.
The civil law legal system has its origins related to the Roman empire. The main aspect of this system is that the core principles are codified into a structure which is the primary source of law. Contrary to the common law legal system, the law is not made by a judge but it is university made.
The customary law legal system is a set of rules which regulate the behaviours adopted in a particular social setting. Most of the customary law has been long established in a society and deals with the standards of the community.
The religious law legal system consists of the ethical and moral codes thought by religious traditions. Among the most popular ones, there are the Christian canon law, the Islamic sharia, the Jewish halakha, and the Hindu law.
The socialist law legal system is a general type of legal system adopted by socialists and formerly socialist countries. This system of law is based on the civil law legal system and it has been modified with the development of the Marxist-Leninist ideologies.
By browsing this category you will have access to a wide range of digital books which will help you understand better the concept of systems of law.
Still can’t find the book you need? Take a look at our other categories or different publishers or other authors. We have more than 500,000 ebooks to choose from. Enjoy your reading!