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Unconsciously we follow the law everyday Socially and morally it has become a custom to follow and obey the law although of course we know there are those who deviate outside the rules and break the law Breaking the law is morally unacceptable and is frowned upon in todays society Since the 12th century common law has molded society as well as legal systems all over the world The Common Law was a system that was developed in England Many countries around the world follow the common law system such as the United States and Canada Common Law Common Law can be defined as a system of jurisprudence founded on principles of justice The rules of this system continually change and are often expanded Common Law derives its authority from universal consent and come to decisions by the court of law Common law being mainly judicial in origin is found mostly in court decisions Another origin of our law today derived from the Court of Equity The Court of Equity unlike the common law brings morality and justiceShubert 15 The two combined are the backbones of the law we abide by today The system of common law was developed in England Throughout history the class system was always the way to royalty and nobility However over the years it was beginning to become outdated After the Norman Conquest in 1066 William the Conqueror shaped the foundation for centralized government when he established his Curia Regis Encyclopedia Americana 393 The Curia Regis were members of his council who aided him in general and performed tasks he delegated to them They were often sent out to supervise the local courts and hear out pleas After the death of William the Conqueror nobles elected Henry I to be King Henry I was elected by the nobles because he promised to issue a charter in which he pledged to respect the rights of all nobles He also promised
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