1. The nature and function of law 2. The courts and adjudication 3. The trial stage 4. Judicial lawmaking I : law built on precedents 5. Lawmaking by legislatures 6. Judicial lawmaking II : interpretation of statutes 7. Judicial lawmaking III : interpreting the Constitution 8. Administrative lawmaking and adjudication 9. Private contributions to the legal system 10. Law in society : a conclusion.