Compare and Contrast of Existing Legal Systems

Compare and Contrast of Existing Legal Systems

  • Common and Civil Law Systems






Despite their varying cultures and customs, almost all countries have laws governing torts, contracts, employment, and other areas.  Two types of legal systems predominate around the globe today.  One is the common law system of England, the United States, Australia, Canada and most former British Commonwealth countries.  The other system is based on Roman civil law, which relies on the legal principles enacted into law by a legislature or governing body (think France, Italy, and even the State of Louisiana).


  • Legal Systems Today

Although national law systems share many commonalities, they also have distinct differences.  In a civil law system, the primary source of law is a statutory code, and case precedents are not judicially binding, as they normally are in a common law system.  Although judges in a civil law system commonly refer to previous decisions as sources of legal guidance, those decisions are not binding precedents (stare decisis does not apply).






  • Islamic Legal System









A third, less prevalent legal system is common in Islamic countries, where the law is often influenced by sharia, the religious law of Islam.  Islam is both a religion and a way of life. Sharia is a comprehensive code of principles that governs the public and private lives of Islamic persons and directs many aspects of their day-to-day lives, including politics, economics, banking, business law, contract law, and social issues.


Although sharia affects the legal codes of many Muslim countries, the extent of its impact and its interpretation vary widely.  In some Middle Eastern nations, aspects of sharia have been codified in modern legal codes and are enforced by national judicial systems.


Question Presented

Does the civil law system offer any advantages over the common law system, or vice versa?  What about the Islamic legal system?  Please Explain.

Calculate your paper price
Pages (550 words)
Approximate price: -

High Quality Papers

We always make sure that writers follow all your instructions precisely. You can choose your academic level or professional level, and we will assign a writer who has a respective degree.


Experienced Writers

We have a team of professional writers with experience in academic and business writing. Many are native speakers and able to perform any task for which you need help.


Free Revisions

If you think we missed something, send your order for a free revision. You have 10 days to submit the order for review after you have received the final document.


Timely Delivery

All papers are always delivered on time. In case we need more time to master your paper, we may contact you regarding the deadline extension.A 100% refund is guaranteed.


100% Confidential

We use several writing tools checks to ensure that all documents you receive are free from plagiarism. Our editors carefully review all quotations in the text.


24/7 Customer Services

Tutorpro support agents are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week and committed to providing you with the best customer experience. Get in touch whenever you need any assistance.

Try it now!

Calculate the price of your order

Total price:

How it works?

Follow these simple steps to get your paper done

Place your order

Fill in the order form and provide all details of your assignment.

Proceed with the payment

Choose the payment system that suits you most.

Receive the final file

Once your paper is ready, we will email it to you.

Tutorpro Homework Help Services

At Tutorpro, we have top rated masters and PhD writers who will help you tacke that homework and score A+ grade. Tutorpro services covers all levels of education : high school, college, university undergraduate, masters and PhD academic level.


Essay Writing

No matter what kind of academic paper you need and how urgent you need it, you are welcome to choose your academic level and the type of your paper at an affordable price. We take care of all your paper needs and give a 24/7 customer care support system.



Admission Essays

An admission essay is an essay or other written statement by a candidate, often a potential student enrolling in a college, university, or graduate school. You can be rest assurred that through our service we will write the best admission essay for you.



Essay Editing

Tutorpro academic writers and editors make the necessary changes to your paper so that it is polished. We also format your document by correctly quoting the sources and creating reference lists in the formats APA, Harvard, MLA, Chicago / Turabian.



Revision Support

If you think your paper could be improved, you can request a review. In this case, your paper will be checked by the writer or assigned to an editor. This is free because we want you to be completely satisfied with the service offered.