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Lawtalk : the unknown stories behind familiar legal expressions

Lawtalk : the unknown stories behind familiar legal expressions

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Edition Details

  • Creator or Attribution (Responsibility): James E. Clapp
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): Connecticut
  • Publication Information: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2011
  • Publication Type (Medium): Dictionaries
  • Material: Internet resource
  • Type: Book, Internet Resource
  • Series title: Yale Law Library series in legal history and reference.
  • Permalink: http://books.lawi.us/lawtalk-the-unknown-stories-behind-familiar-legal-expressions/ (Stable identifier)

Short Description

XVII, 348 pages : ILlustrations, map ; 25 cm.

Purpose and Intended Audience

Useful for students learning an area of law, Lawtalk : the unknown stories behind familiar legal expressions is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Responsable Person: James E. Clapp [and others].
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Copyright Date: 2011
  • Location: New Haven, Conn.
  • Country/State: Connecticut
  • Number of Editions: 5 editions
  • First edition Date: 2011
  • Last edition Date: 2012
  • General Notes: “A lively look at the history and meanings of today's legal expressions”–Provided by publisher.
  • Languages: English
  • Library of Congress Code: KF156
  • Dewey Code: 340.14
  • ISBN: 9780300172461 030017246X
  • OCLC: 711045617

Main Contents

Abuse excuse
Affirmative action
Age of consent
Sidebar: just knitting
Aid and abet (and the like)
Sidebar: I give you that orange
Attorney general
Attorney vs. lawyer
Badge of slavery
Billable hour
Sidebar: no rest for the weary
Black letter law
Sidebar: blowing the dust off the black letter books
Blackmail
Blood money
Blue laws
Blue wall of silence
Boilerplate
Chancellor's foot
Charter party
Chinese wall
Color-blind
Comstockery
Sidebar: Shaw and Comstock
Corpus delicti
Sidebar: expecting the unexpected
CSI effect
Cut the baby in half
Day in court
Death and taxes
Death tax
Deep pocket
Deliberate speed
Electoral college
Eye for an eye
Fishing expedition
Grand jury
Green card
Hanged for a sheep
Sidebar: Baron Alderson's remark
Hearsay
Hornbook law
Hue and cry
Indenture
Indict a ham sandwich
Jailbait
Jim Crow
Kangaroo court
Kill all the lawyers
Sidebar: dying wish
The law is a ass
Lawyers, guns, and money
Make a federal case out of it
Sidebar: salt seller
One-bite rule
One person, one vote
Oyez
Paper chase
Penumbra
Philadelphia lawyer
Sidebar: when you really need a good lawyer …
Pierce the corporate veil
Sidebar: corporate entity
Play the race card
Politically correct
Posse
Pound of flesh
Rainmaker
Rap
Rap sheet
Read the riot act
Sidebar: reading the riot act to a rainmaker
RICO
Rule of thumb
Sidebar: too serious for God
Scofflaw
Separate but equal
Shadow of the law
Shyster
Sidebar: standard operating procedure
Star chamber
Testify
Thin blue line
Thinking like a lawyer
Sidebar: the legal mind
Third degree
Three-fifths rule
Versus
Wall of separation
Wet foot, dry foot
White shoe
The whole truth
Sidebar: not a scholar.

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