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Common Law Books

This section contains free e-books and guides on Common Law, some of the resources in this section can be viewed online and some of them can be downloaded.

The common law of England

The essence of English common law is that it is made by judges sitting in courts, applying legal precedent to the facts before them. A decision of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, the highest civil appeal court of the United Kingdom, is binding on every other court. Topics covered includes: Torts, Crimes, Contracts, The Law Of Persons, Adjective Law.


s NAPages

The Spirit of the Common Law

This book covers the following topics: The Feudal Element, Puritanism and the Law, The Courts and the Crown, The Rights of Englishmen and the Rights of Man, The Pioneers and the Law, The Philosophy of Law in the Nineteenth Century, Judicial Empiricism and Legal Reason.


s 238Pages


Traditional Rights and FreedomsEncroachments by Commonwealth Laws

This book covers the following topics: Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Religion, Freedom of Association, Freedom of Movement, Property Rights, Retrospective Laws, Fair Trial, Burden of Proof, The Privilege against Self-incrimination, Client Legal Privilege, Strict or Absolute Liability, Appeal from Acquittal, Procedural Fairness, Delegating Legislative Power, Authorising what would otherwise be a Tort, Executive Immunities, Judicial Review, Freedoms and Privilege.


s 130Pages

The Common Law

Lucid, accessible coverage, from a historical perspective, of liability, criminal law, torts, bail, possession and ownership, contracts, successions, many other aspects of civil and criminal law. Indispensable reading for lawyers, political scientists, interested general readers.


s 257Pages

The Inheritance of the Common Law

This volume in the Hamlyn Lecture series covers the concept of Man in the common Law, the Family, the political community and the law and conscience.


s 136Pages

The Unity of the Common LawStudies in Hegelian Jurisprudence

Countering the influential view of Critical Legal Studies that law is an incoherent mixture of conflicting political ideologies, this book forges a new paradigm for understanding the common law as being unified and systematic. Alan Brudner applies Hegel's legal and moral philosophy to fashion a comprehensive synthesis of the common law of property, contract, tort, and crime.


s 347Pages

The Common Law in India

This book covers the following topics: the rise of the common law, Civil law, criminal law and the Indian constitution.


s 244Pages