Case Law, or Common Law, is the law developed over time by judges in the superior courts. Each case or judgment is the solution to a dispute between two parties that has been determined by the trial judge or bench of court judges. These decisions become the precedent on which further court disputes will be settled.
Case Law is a major source of law even in areas governed by legislation. Case law research involves reading judgments and understanding the reasons behind how the law has been applied by the judge.
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Edith Cowan University acknowledges and respects the Noongar people, who are
the traditional custodians of the land upon which its campuses stand and its programs
In particular ECU pays its respects to the Elders, past and present, of the Noongar people, and embrace their culture, wisdom and knowledge.