Legal terms you really love

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vamedic03
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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby vamedic03 » Sat Nov 13, 2010 3:27 pm

"Taint shopping" in professional responsibility.

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07ggfa5
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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby 07ggfa5 » Sat Nov 13, 2010 10:24 pm

Favorite term: Retributivist

Favorite phrase: Put the innocent non-breaching party in the position she would have been in had the contract been performed.

MisterChase
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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby MisterChase » Mon Nov 15, 2010 6:41 pm

Judicial Economy

Such an ominous term, and one that rolls off the tongue like water on ice.

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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby jrtx027 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 12:31 pm

Not a legal term, but I couldn't resist:

Marshall: "Commerce, undoubtedly, is traffic, but it is something more: it is intercourse." BOW CHICKA WOW WOW

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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby pre-law » Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:43 pm

"Serve him with Process" - Civil Procedure (Personal Jurisdiction)

"What is chicken?" - Contract Law (Frigaliment Importing Co. v. B.N.S. International Sales Corp)

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DeSimone
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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby DeSimone » Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:11 am

Offensive nonmutual collateral estoppel.

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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby sullidop » Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:29 am

Quid pro quo

"As a matter of law, the house is haunted." Stambovsky v. Ackley, 169 A.D.2d 254

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BriaTharen
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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby BriaTharen » Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:34 am

Usufruct

It has a world of incorrect usage possibilities

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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby schween » Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:37 am

Jus primae noctis

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chicagolaw2013
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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby chicagolaw2013 » Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:34 am

"If it were not assize-time, I would not take such language from you." - Tuberville v. Savage (Savs, where you at when I need ya on this one?)

Also a fan of "subpoena duces tecum"...at which point I channel Chris Brown...because I chuck my "duces" up.

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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby Borhas » Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:54 am

Latin's a shitty language, should be abolished for policy reasons

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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby ResolutePear » Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:22 am

Borhas wrote:Latin's a shitty language, should be abolished for policy reasons


but... but... in loco parentis!

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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby MisterChase » Thu Dec 23, 2010 9:19 pm

sullidop wrote:"As a matter of law, the house is haunted." Stambovsky v. Ackley, 169 A.D.2d 254



That is fucking awesome.

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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby cantaboot » Fri Dec 24, 2010 9:42 pm

rely on .... to one's detriment.

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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby plum » Fri Dec 24, 2010 11:51 pm

schmohawk wrote:
Matix wrote:dicker


I went through each page of this page thread, hoping nobody had said this yet. But I can't be disappointed that you beat me to it, all I can do is applaud your contribution. It's close to impossible not to at least smirk when your professor says "dickered" without batting an eye.

+1

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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby Cavalier » Sat Dec 25, 2010 12:05 am

Expelliarmus

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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby megaTTTron » Sat Dec 25, 2010 12:24 am

MisterChase wrote:
sullidop wrote:"As a matter of law, the house is haunted." Stambovsky v. Ackley, 169 A.D.2d 254



That is fucking awesome.


We had to read this at orientation. killer.

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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby non sequitur » Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:51 am

Post hoc ergo propter hoc is my favorite.

Best quote from a case:

This case presents the ordinary man-that problem child of the law-in a most bizarre setting. As a lowly chauffeur in defendant's employ he became in a trice the protagonist in a breach-bating drama with a denouement almost tragic. It appears that a man, whose identity it would be indelicate to divulge was feloniously relieved of his portable goods by two nondescript highwaymen in an alley near 26th Street and Third Avenue, Manhattan; they induced him to relinquish his possessions by a strong argument ad hominem couched in the convincing cant of the criminal and pressed at the point of a most persuasive pistol.

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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby JazzOne » Tue Dec 28, 2010 2:08 am

My favorite legal term is "but for," but I'm also a big fan of "PHOSITA."

Although this isn't technically a legal term, I never heard the word "militate" prior to law school.
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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby Grizz » Tue Dec 28, 2010 2:09 am

JazzOne wrote:My favorite legal term is "but for," but I'm also a big fan of "PHOSITA."


What's a but for?

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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby JazzOne » Tue Dec 28, 2010 2:10 am

rad law wrote:
JazzOne wrote:My favorite legal term is "but for," but I'm also a big fan of "PHOSITA."


What's a but for?

Dude, you're a PHOSITA. You should know.

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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby BioEBear2010 » Tue Dec 28, 2010 2:11 am

Estoppel, because it's a lawyerfied version of stop.

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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby Grizz » Tue Dec 28, 2010 2:17 am

JazzOne wrote:
rad law wrote:
JazzOne wrote:My favorite legal term is "but for," but I'm also a big fan of "PHOSITA."


What's a but for?

Dude, you're a PHOSITA. You should know.


I now hate myself for chuckling at this exchange.

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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby DeSimone » Sat Apr 09, 2011 12:12 pm

Extrajudicial killing

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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby Nicholasnickynic » Sat Apr 09, 2011 12:29 pm

vamedic03 wrote:"Taint shopping" in professional responsibility.


WIN.




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