Here are pages with a brief explanation of the English legal system for students, non-lawyers and international visitors.
Note for Students: I've enjoyed hearing from students all over the world who find these pages particularly useful, so keep it coming. However, please remember that it's years since I was at
university so I'm not the best person to ask when you want an essay question answered or a recommendation for a good law book! The best source of online legal information is at Delia Venables's Legal Resources Pages.