Legal Language Syllabus (LL.B Sem-I)

Legal Language Syllabus (LL.B Sem-I), Mumbai University 2018-19

  • Grammar Usage:                            …………… [15 marks]   
    • Brief revision of rules of grammar and punctuation
  • Comprehension and Composition and Communication Skills …..[20 marks]
  • LEGAL MAXIMS                                 ………… [15 marks]
  • Legal Concepts                                   …………. [5 marks]
    • Law
    • Custom
    • Justice
    • Right
    • Duty
    • Wrong
    • Civil Wrong
    • Criminal Wrong
    • Remedy
    • Fact
    • Person
    • State
    • Plaint
    • Complaint
    • Suit
    • Affidavit
    • Judgement
    • Appeal
    • Review
    • Revision
    • References
    • Writ
    • Stay order
    • Injunction
    • Adjournment
    • Cause of Action
    • Issue
    • Charge
    • Bail
    • Ex Parte
    • Discharge
    • Acquittal
    • Conviction
    • Legal heirs
    • Legal Representative
    • Power of Attorney
    • International law
    • Arbitration
    • Jurisdiction
    • Amicus Curiae
  • Legislative Material                                           …………. [10 marks]     
    • Brief Introduction to various parts of an Act
    • Intent (Aims and Objects)
    • Short title
    • Long title
    • Date of Assent
    • Section
    • Subsection
    • Marginal Note
    • Date of commencement
    • Schedule or Table
    • Exposure to current Indian Statutes
    • AIR Manual
    • Civil Court Manual
    • Criminal Court Manual
    • Maharashtra Local Acts
    • Gazette of India
    • Maharashtra State Gazette                                                                                            The above may be taught with reference to the following Acts:
      • Maternity Benefit Act, 1961
      • Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971
      • Protection of Human Rights Act
  • Judicial Material                                                        …………. [10 marks] 
    • Introduction to precedent, Ratio                                                                                  The following cases for study (Facts, Issues, Arguments, Decision):
      • M.C Mehta v/s Union of India AIR 1987 SC 65
      • Vishaka and Ors v/s State of Rajasthan and Ors AIR 1997 SC 3011
      • Dilip K. Basu v/s State of West Bengal 1997 AIR SCW 233
  • Search of Case Law                                                     …………. [5 marks]  

 

  • Recommended Readings 
    • Sunita Khariwal: Legal Language and Legal Writing
    • Myneni: Legal Language and Legal Writing
    • Tripathi: Legal Language and Legal Writing
    • S.K Mishra: Legal Language and Legal Writing

 

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