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E.g. in England these seven topics, with EU law substituted for worldwide law, make up a “qualifying law degree”. For criticism, see Peter Birks’ poignant comments connected to a earlier version of the Notice to Law Schools Archived 20 June 2009 at the law Wayback Machine. Although many students argue that “the boundaries between public and private law are becoming blurred”, and that this distinction has turn into mere “folklore” (Bergkamp, Liability and Environment, 1–2).
- EU law is codified in treaties, however develops via de facto precedent laid down by the European Court of Justice.
- Academic opinion is divided on whether it is a separate system from civil law, given major deviations based mostly on Marxist–Leninist ideology, such as subordinating the judiciary to the chief ruling party.
- Civil law jurisdictions recognise custom as “the opposite supply of law”; therefore, students are inclined to divide