Simple English definitions for legal terms

Law Latin

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A quick definition of Law Latin:

Law Latin is a special way of writing and speaking Latin that was used in legal documents and practices. It was a mix of Latin, French, and English. People started using Law Latin because they didn't like Law French, which was used after the Norman Conquest.

A more thorough explanation:

Law Latin is a type of Latin that was used in legal documents and practices. It was a mix of Latin, French, and English. It became popular as a response to Law French, which was imposed on England after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

For example, the phrase "pro se" is a Law Latin term that means "for oneself." It is often used in legal documents when someone is representing themselves in court.

Another example is the term "habeas corpus," which means "you shall have the body." This term is used in legal proceedings to refer to a person's right to challenge their detention or imprisonment.

These examples illustrate how Law Latin was used in legal documents and practices to convey specific meanings and concepts.

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i applied to one (1) school
Me and peterk
my date just changed for denver *again*
i mean yeah i applied to 5 and 2 of those were me being delulu
Isn't UVA like abnormally filled w VA residents?
I have a theory (which is just a massive cope lol) that not having a GPA has put me at the bottom of a lot of sorting systems
they better stop playin
@dollworm: I saw that love that for you
i did 14 and my rationale was j apply to places i’d definitely go to vs consider R&R if i got in
I applied to 20+ so I cancelled you out mountaineer lmao
i just know myself and my situation, not gonna bother even looking elsewhere
I only applied to 9
@Thersh: I would love to know if that is true
i can't do another year of teaching so i'm basically law school or bust rn, applied to 22 that i'd be open to go to
might add in one or two if I haven't heard anything by january
@dollworm: if you want to stay in Boston, why wouldn’t you consider applying to BC or BU?
I need my Rs to hurry up so I can apply to more if need be
I recently added Case Western and University of Arizona bc they offered cas waivers. Figured it was free… 🤣
i do think i could break 170 if i r&r'd but i don't really care for BL so a 167 is good enough for my goals
Okay I’ll ask
Tf is R and r
retake and reapply, I assume
how does one not have a GPA? foreign or just some sort of weird grading system?
R&r is rest and relaxation! You can’t recycle shortening phrases dammit
r&r is the brand of whiskey i'll drink if i don't get a full ride at one of my target schools
at least upgrade to wild turkey 101 like a civilized person
@Mountaineer99: UK undergrad
@MetroHero: i hate sitting in classrooms so NUSL's co-op is perf, plus I wanna do public defense and def not biglaw, and I live in PVD, I'll be commuting in, so like BC would be way too irritating (plus i don't trust the jesuits lmao) and I don't think I'd get into BC/BU anyway so why spend the effort
like I'm not moving for law school, my wife has a real career already lol
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