Case System Law and Legal Definition

Case system is one of the methods of studying law. In this method, the students read, outline, discuss and hear lectures about the cases. Each case presented stands for a particular rule of law in the subject matter covered and is contained in "casebooks" on particular topics like Contracts, torts etc. This system is followed in most of the American law schools. The method was first introduced first at Harvard in 1869 by Professor Christopher C. Langdell and soon became standard.