Legal Speak
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Legal Speak

Legal Speak

Ok so I have to confess that when I started my 1L I considered myself intelligent with a very good grasp of the English language. However, after a few weeks in law school, I learned that I was sadly mistaken. Not only are there several definitions for common words I never knew existed, but that there are also old English words that I need to learn as well. Boy law school really hits you from all sides.  All my legal speak came from Law and Order and Hawaii Five-0 so I was a little confused at first to say the least.

Based on my experience, I would just say that its best to just learn and accept the new words, definitions as given and take their word for it.  As each level of school will come with its own set of terms, I will keep a running list here as a little heads up of “what the heck ?”.

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