Judicial Precedent Sec A

The following topics form part of Section A of The Law Making and Legal System at AS.

The Doctrine of Precedent: the hierarchy of the courts; stare decisis, ratio decidendi and obiter dicta; law reporting.

The operation of the doctrine: following, overruling, distinguishing and disapproving.

Advantages and disadvantages of the doctrine and operation of precedent.



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Units and Topics

The following units are part of the AQA 1161 A/S Level/AQA 2161 A Level GCE Law course

Unit 1 LAW01 Law Making and the Legal System

Unit 2 LAW02 The Concept of Liability

Unit 3 LAW03 Criminal Law (Offences against the Person) or Contract Law

Unit 4 LAW04 Criminal Law (Offences against Property) or Tort, and Concepts of Law

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