Unit-I : The student shall be explained about reading for understanding the contents and
organization of the text, reading for details and language study; vocabulary –
identification of sources of law and case law – use of legal dictionaries.
For the above purpose a passage from referred law book, journal or judicial
decision may be given. From the passage the student may be asked to
a) Identity legal terms;
b) Explain those terms;
c) Use equivalent other terms;
d) Search and Identify Case law by using Digests;
e) Analyse the point of law involved;
f) Answer the questions put based on that passage.
Courts and hierarchy – Difference between Substantive and Procedural Law –
Constitutional Law and other laws – Acts and Rules – Importance of specific
terms in relevant enactments (about 10 terms like Damage and Damages, void
and voidable, Compensation and Solatium).
Unit-II : Civil laws : Suit – Parties to the suit – Plaintiff and Defendant – Plaint – Cause of
action – Jurisdiction: Territorial, Pecuniary and Subject-Matter – Evidence : Oral
and Documentary – Judgment – Decree – Execution – Attachment – Sale – Arrest –
Unit-III :Criminal laws : Offence and its connotation – Wrongs against society and
individuals – Economic Offences – Cognizable and Non-cognizable offences –
Prosecution – Cognizance – Registration of cases – FIR – Arrest and Preventive
Detention – Evidence – Bail – Remand – Custody (Judicial and Police) – Trial –
Acquittal – Conviction – Sentence – Imprisonment – Fine – Probation of Offenders
– Appeal – Suspension of sentence – juvenile offenders.
Unit-IV: Legal Writing: Pleadings – Plaint – Written Statement – Affidavit –Sale –
Agreement of Sale – Power of Attorney – Legal Notice.
Unit-V: Search of Legal Material – Identification of actual problem – Provisions of law
applicable to the matter – Search of decided cases or commentaries of renowned
authors – Art of using digests – Identification of decided cases, their analysis and
1) Gary Slapper & David Kelly: Lecture Notes – English Language system, Cavendish
Publishing Limited, Great Britain.
2) Glanville Williams: Learning the Law, Universal Law Publishing Co.Pvt. Ltd. Delhi.
3) P.Ramanatha Aiyer: The Law Lexicon with legal Maxims and words and Phrases,
Wadhwa and Company, Nagpur.
4) Dr. S.C. Tripathi: Legal Language, Legal writing and General English, Central Law