119. Legal Terminology

Course ID: AC119

Do you work with legal terms? If so this course will help you to understand the language of the law.

This course is suitable for:

  • legal secretaries/paralegals
  • business owners
  • managers
  • activists
  • Private investigators
  • Authorised government inspectors and officers
  • Law enforcement officers
  • Writers, editors, and journalists

This is a self-paced, flexible online course that you can study from home.  It comes with full tutor support.

Course Aims

  • Explain the scope and nature of terminology used in law and allied professions.
  • Identify and describe legal occupations and roles
  • Compare and contrast different Legal Systems worldwide and discuss the role of International Law
  • Explain the meaning of Business Law and describe the processes involved in the formation of simple contracts
  • Explain the meaning of property law and its processes.
  • Research and explain common terms and processes related to wills, probate, estate law and Trusts.
  • Investigate and describe the meaning of terms and processes associated with Criminal Law and Torts (Civil Law)
  • Describe and investigate legal terminology associated with the areas of
    • Family Law
    • Bankruptcy
    • Insurance
    • Accident Compensation

Course Outline

There are 8 lessons in this course:

  1. Scope and Nature of Legal Terminology
    • Codification
    • Origin of legal words
    • Development of Legal Language
    • The Role of Latin in the Development of Legal Language and Law
    • Common legal language
    • Sources of law
    • Broad Categories of Law
    • Substantive Vs Procedural Law
    • Private vs. Public Law
    • Civil vs. Common Law
    • Types of Law Administrative Law,
    • Adversarial (Accusatorial Law)
    • Civil Law
    • Constitutional Law
    • Continental Law
    • Contract Law
    • Common Law (English Law)
    • Criminal or Penal Law
    • Intellectual Property Law
    • International Law
    • Inquisitorial Law
    • Islamic Law
    • Property Law
    • Public Law
    • Roman Law
    • Socialist Law
    • Statute Law
    • Tort Law
    • Trust Law
    • Separation of Powers (Judicial, Legislative, Executive)
    • Essential Features of the Westminster System
    • Common legal terms.
  2. The Legal Workplace
    • People & Processes
    • Types of Lawyers: Attorney (or Advocate)
    • Barrister Vs Solicitor
    • Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • Corporate Lawyers
    • Bankruptcy Lawyers
    • Civil Lawyers
    • Other specialisations
    • Court Solicitors
    • Barristers
    • Court Agents
    • Paralegal Professionals
    • Law courts
    • Role of courts
    • Jurisdiction
    • Judicial Immunity
    • General jurisdiction
    • Limited (bounded or special) jurisdiction
    • Criminal jurisdiction
    • Monetary jurisdiction
    • Original jurisdiction
    • Intermediate Jurisdiction
    • Appellate jurisdiction
    • Ancillary jurisdiction
    • Concurrent jurisdiction
    • Exclusive jurisdiction
    • Pendent jurisdiction
    • Subject matter jurisdiction
    • Levels of Courts
    • Appellate Court
    • Civil Court
    • Constitutional Court
    • Article Courts
    • Circuit Courts
    • County Court
    • Court of Assize
    • Court of Equity
    • Court of Record
    • District Court
    • Family Court
    • Federal Court
    • Full Court: (or full bench)
    • Privy Council
    • International Court of Justice
    • International Criminal Court
    • Juvenile Court
    • Magistrate’s Court
    • Open Court
    • Probate Court
    • Small Claims Court
    • Superior Court
    • Supreme Court
    • English Court Structure
    • Dispute Resolution
  3. Legal Systems
    • Australia, UK, International Law etc.
    • Common law legal systems
    • Civil law
    • Codification of law
    • Separation of powers
    • Australian law system
    • International law, etc.
  4. Contract & Business Law
    • Nature of Contract
    • Unilateral contracts
    • Bilateral contracts
    • Classes of contract
    • Formal Contracts
    • Simple contracts
    • Validity and enforceability
    • Agreement
    • Rules as to offer
    • Rules as to acceptance of an offer
    • Revocation of an offer
    • Rules as to rejection of an offer
    • Rules as to lapse of an offer
    • Intention to Create Legal Relations
    • Consideration
    • Rules relating to consideration
    • Lawful Object
    • Capacity to Contract
    • Discharge and Conclusion of Contract
    • Formation of Simple Contract
  5. Property Law
    • Real Property
    • Personal Property
    • Conveyancing
    • England and Wales, Scotland, USA, Australia
    • Intellectual Property
    • Patent, Trademarks, Copyright, Design patent
    • Confidential information (trade secrets)
    • Related terminology
  6. Wills, Probate, Estate Law
    • Estate
    • Wills
    • Heirs
    • Inheritance
    • Beneficiaries
    • Probate
    • Will Requirements (Testamentary intent, Testamentary capacity, Lack of duress, Absence of undue influence, Witnesses)
    • Trusts
    • Related terminology
  7. Criminal Law
    • Social construction
    • History of punishment
    • Reasons for Punishment (Rehabilitation, Deterrence/Prevention, Protection of Society/Incapacitation, Restoration, Retribution, Education)
    • USA – Criminal Law or Penal Law
    • Australian Criminal Law
    • Canadian Criminal Law
    • Tort Law
    • Classification of Torts (Intentional Tort, Unintentional Tort)
    • Purpose of Tort Law (Compensation for Damages, Financial Responsibility, Deterrence, Avoiding self-help)
    • Negligence
    • Statutory Torts
    • Nuisance
    • Defamation
    • Intentional Torts
    • Economic Torts
    • Duty of Care
    • Breach of Confidence
    • Causation
    • Related terms
  8. Other Categories
    • Family Law (Decree nisi, De facto marriage, Equitable adoption, Adoption by estoppels, Interlocutory decree, Judgement nisi, etc)
    • Civil Actions
    • Bankruptcy
    • Insurance Law
    • Accidents Compensation
    • Related terminology.