Common Law

Start Date: Monday, April 02, 2012
End Date: Friday, April 06, 2012
Category: European (General) and International Law
Venue: ENM Paris
Country: France
Leading organisation: ENM (French National School for the Judicary)
Cooperative Partner:
Language(s): French
Training level:
Target audience:
Participants(EJTN): 15
Contact: Myriam Eleore
Contact e-mail:
Contact phone: +33 144419954

Course Description

Common law, which originated in England, is one of the major  contemporary legal systems, which through its origins and essential principles, is shared by several major States in the English-speaking world, in particular the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada and Australia.

At a time of economic globalization and as European law is being developed, it is difficult to neglect this other model of legal analysis, which is distinct from the Roman civil law traditions.

This training course also seeks to help judges discover the fundamental principles that characterise common law (rule of precedent, the role of the law, judicial practices, etc.) and the rules that govern its application in various specific areas of law, allowing them to better measure its influence on international developments and its possible influence on domestic legal developments.

Course teaching method:
Conference debates will allow participants to gain a common understanding of the mechanisms in play.