Common Law

What you’ll learn to do: describe common law, its origins, and the impact of common law in the U.S. legal system.

In this outcome, you will see how judicial decisions and rulings can shape and even create laws.

Here are some of the specific things you’ll learn to do in this section:


The learning activities for this section include:

  • Reading: What is Common Law?
  • Reading: Judicial Decisions—Common Law

Take time to review and reflect on each of these activities in order to improve your performance on the assessment for this section.