Relation between law and public opinion. Characteristics of law-making opinion in England. Democracy and legislation. The three main currents of public opinion. The period of old Toryism or legislative quiescence. The period of Benthamism or individualism. The growth of collectivism. Period of collectivism. The debt of collectivism to Benthamism. Counter-currents and cross-currents of legislative opinion. Judicial legislation. Relation between legislative opinion and general public opinioin. Appendix: I. The right of association. II. The Ecclesiastical commission. III. University tests. IV. Judge-made law.