How do civil law systems of justice differ from common law systems of justice?

  1. How do civil law systems of justice differ from common law systems of justice?

Civil law is codified or written laws derived from Roman law. This law is flexible and can be amended justice like a US constitution whereas the common law is an uncodified or unwritten laws based on traditional customs derived from medieval English common law system, commonly practiced by in Britain and its colonies. This law is rigid and hard to amend.

 2. How have some civil law traditions affected the United States?

Civil considered the best system of law has had an enormous contribution to stability of United States as it has continued to hold and unite the legal traditions across the US evidenced by its influence in American legal tradition and has helped solved various cases that have threaten to throw the state into confusion. In addition, civil law has helped and enriched American law system as it articulates duties and rights and at the same time provides remedies. It is easily accessible and simple to all citizens as one ca be able to refer to a given law or codified statutes in question. The common law assures revelation of law and rules. It also enhances equity and spirit of constitution ownership and law abiding leaders and citizen.

 3. Which is more efficient: a civil law or a common law justice system?

Civil law is efficient compared to the common law, since in civil law judges control the litigations and effective in resolving a dispute as it depends on competency of the judges and enables the judges to contact their duties in full capacity and ability. In addition, it allows for representation of fact and arguments, thus it is fact finding and reduces cases of bias. Whereas the common law that follows precedents, that is court’s ruling is based on past judicial decisions. Thus, the ruling may be prejudice, outdated and unfair since it is based on rule of law for similar cases with the same ruling applied by the court. It is also called case law hence, judges have duties to interpret the law and pass judgment based on past and similar cases.