Legal Language, Legal Writing and General English

Part of

3 Year Course (First Year Sem I)

5 Year Course (Third Year Sem V)

Topics

A. Grammar Usage

Brief revision of rules of grammar and punctutation

B. Comprehension, Composition and Communication Skills

C. Legal Maxims

  • Salus populi suprema lex esto
  • Rex non potest peccare
  • audi alteram partem
  • nemo debet esse judex in propria sua causa
  • de minimis non curat lex
  • quod ab initio non valet in tractu temporis non convalescit
  • ubi jus ibi remedium
  • in jure non remota causa sed proxima spectatur
  • actus dei nemini facit injuriam
  • ignorantia facti excusat ignorantia juris non excusat
  • volenti non fit injuria
  • nullus commodum capere potest de sua injuria propria
  • res ipsa loquitur
  • actus non facit reum nisi mens sit rea
  • nemo debet bis vexari pro una et eadem causa
  • cessante ratione legis cessat et ipsa lex
  • acta exteriora indicant interiora secreta
  • domus sua cuique tutissimum refugium
  • nemo est haeres viventis
  • leges posteriores priores contrarias abrogant
  • nova constitutio futuris formam imponere debet non praeteritis
  • noscitur a sociis
  • expressio unius est exclusio alterius
  • nemo dat quod non habet
  • Caveat Emptor
  • respondeat superior
  • vigilantibus non dormientibus jura subveniunt
  • actio personalis moritur persona
  • nemo tenetur seipsum accusare

D. Legal Concepts

  • Law
  • Customs
  • Justice
  • Right
  • Duty
  • Wrong
  • Civil Wrong
  • Criminal Wrong
  • Remedy
  • Fact
  • Person
  • Offence
  • Person
  • State
  • Plaint
  • Complaint
  • Suit
  • Affidavit
  • Judgement
  • Appeal
  • Review
  • Revision
  • Reference
  • Writ
  • Stay Order
  • Injunction
  • Adjournment
  • Cause of Action
  • Issue
  • Charge
  • Bail
  • Ex Parte
  • Discharge
  • Acquital
  • Conviction
  • Legal heirs
  • Legal Representative
  • Power of Attorney
  • International Law
  • Arbitration
  • Jurisdiction
  • Amicus Curiae

E. Legislative Materials

F. Judicial Material

G. Official Reports – Specified Law Reports

H. Journals, Periodicals, Law Magazines and Abbreviations

I. Citations and References

J. How to Search Case Laws

 

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