Difference between Common and Statute Law?


The difference between Common law and Statute Law is that the former refers to law that changes with time depending on past practices and customs while the latter refers to a particular law passed by the state legislature.
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Statute law refers to the laws that have been passed by the legislature and have been written down and codified for use. While a common law refers to the laws that are more or less that's the way it has always been done. Common law normally relies upon the body of history and prior cases to establish what the rules are, this is one of the reasons why lawyers study past cases so much.
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