Judicial precedent

This topic forms part of Section A of H015/02 the law making paper.

• The Doctrine of Precedent including stare decisis, ratio decidendi and obiter dicta

• The hierarchy of the courts including the Supreme Court

• Binding, persuasive and original precedent; overruling; reversing; distinguishing

• Advantages and disadvantages of precedent

 

 

 

 

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Units and Topics

The following units are part of the OCR AS Level Law H015/A Level in Law H415 from 2017 course

OCR AS Level H015/01 The legal system and criminal law

OCR AS Level H015/02 – Law making and the law of tort

OCR A Level H415/01 – The legal system and criminal law

OCR A Level H415/2 - Law making and the law of tort

OCR A Level H415/03 - Further Law