: English for Law Students. 2 year. Part 2 - ( ..)


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Unit 8 revision

A1*. Make up word partners (10 points)

1. burden

2. default

3. direct

4. enter

5. grand

6. issue

7. probation

8. preponderance

9. change

10. court

of venue

of evidence of law

of proof officer reporter jury judgement


a plea

A2*. Complete the sentences (10 points)

parole; cross-examination; self-incrimination; fingerprints; conviction;

investigation; deliberations; acquittal; claimants; insanity

1. The company will settle the lawsuit and provide compensation for


2. Leckie told reporters he hoped his people in similar situations.

would give hope to other

3. This was his second

for driving drunk.

4. After the attorney completes his or her questioning, the other party's

attorney can ask questions. This is known as .

5. The jury will then receive jury instructions and begin .

6. The police questioned Beresford and took his .

7. The court acquitted Campbell on the grounds of temporary .

8. Prison officials are carrying out a full from a prison vehicle.

after two prisoners escaped

9. He was released on

after serving two years.

10. A witness can legally refuse to give evidence to avoid .

A3*. ranslate into Russian (5 points)

1. Counterclaims are typically filed as part of a defendant's answer to an

original claim, and there is a specific style and format for counterclaims which must be followed for the court to accept them.

2. The judge dismissed most of the police evidence, saying it was clearly fabricated.

3. A 25-year-old man who had pleaded guilty to possessing stolen goods along with his friend asked the magistrate to lessen the sentence on his friend who he claimed was at the wrong place at the wrong time.

4. Sergeant Thompson wrote down Smith's confession and asked him to sign it.

5. The application must be served on all respondents at least three days before the first hearing.

A4** Complete the sentences (10 point)

unexpired; undue; discretionary; objectionable; adversarial; preliminary;

eligible; applicable; mitigating; insufficient

1. This is typical of the emerges from conflict.

2. The principle of law

system a total approach in which truth

in such cases is well recognised.

3. Judges have

powers over sentencing of criminals.

4. A

hearing on the charges is scheduled for March 20.

5. Duval's pressure on his wife to sign the document constituted influence.

6. He sentenced Bowling to serve the 10 years at the end of all

unserved or another state.

sentences and recommended he be transferred to

7. At the moment, there's

evidence to arrest anyone.

8. Applications may be rejected if they contain content or materials of

any kind that in Apples reasonable judgement may be found ,

for example, materials that may be considered obscene, pornographic, or defamatory.

9. Judges often give reduced sentences where there are circumstances

10. Mrs Helmsley has been sentenced to four years in jail, and could become for parole in 19 months.

A5**. Translate into Russian (5 points) HABEAS CORPUS

1. A person who has been convicted, sentenced to imprisonment, and

incarcerated may apply to a court for a writ of habeas corpus, a court order to release the defendant from imprisonment. 2. Through such a writ the individual tests the legality of his or her detention and seeks to redress fundamental defects in the process leading to conviction. 3. The grounds for granting relief (release from detention) under the habeas corpus writ are limited and vary slightly depending on the jurisdiction. 4. Many jurisdictions limit the scope of the habeas corpus writ to situations in which the convicting court lacked jurisdiction over the defendant or over the crime. 5. Others grant relief in circumstances in which the conviction was obtained in violation of

the defendants constitutional rights and there is no other remedy to correct the violation.

-----------------------------------------*habeas corpus , ,

A6 ***. Match the definitions with the words in the box (10 points) forfeiture; probation; writ; acquittal; deposition; discretion; arraignment; summons; plea; warrant;

a) a formal reading of a criminal complaint in the presence of the defendant to inform the defendant of the charges against him or her b) a statement written or recorded for a court of law, by someone who has promised to tell the truth

c) an official statement in a court of law that someone is not guilty

d) the ability and right to decide exactly what should be done in a particular situation

e) a legal document that is signed by a judge, allowing the police to take a particular action

f) a document from a court that orders someone to do or not to do something

g) an official order to appear in a court of law h) when someone has their property or money officially taken away because they have broken a law or rule, it is called

i) a system that allows some criminals not to go to prison or to leave prison, if they behave well

j) a statement by someone in a court of law saying whether they are guilty or not

A7***. Odd one out (10 points):

1. claimant




2. lessen




3. remedy




4. guilt




5. warrant




6. search

7. redress







8. dismiss

put off



9. object




10. custody




A8***. Translate into English (10 points: vocabulary 4 points, grammar

5 points, spelling 1 point)

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