Quiz: If You Get 29/35 on This Quiz, You May Be Able to Fake Your Way Through Law School
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If You Get 29/35 on This Quiz, You May Be Able to Fake Your Way Through Law School
By: John Miller
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About This Quiz

Are you a lawyer in real life … or do you just play one on TV? Are you a struggling law student, or are you just a habitual offender looking for an edge at your next felony hearing? The legal world is a labyrinth of Latin and old-school language. Do you think you really know your laws from your sanctions? Take our law terms quiz now and find out!

The justice system is less of a science and more of an art – those who know the lingo and the craft are much more likely to succeed in court than those who struggle to master fundamental legal concepts. If you have a grasp on terms like “natural law” and “common law,” perhaps you’re much more likely to win that court case – or better yet – avoid legal entanglements altogether. Do you know the difference between various categories of law in the United States?

Some terms are quite literally in another language. Unless you’re adept in Latin or experienced in law, it’s unlikely that you’ll know what “prima facie” or “mens rea” mean during a tense court hearing. But if you want to graduate from law school, you’re definitely going to need at least a few Latin terms in your vocabulary.

It’s time for you to file a motion in our online legal quiz. Maybe your due diligence will help you fake your way through law school. Or perhaps you’ll be indicted as a legal fraud of the worst kind. Take our legal terms quiz now!

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What's a term that describes an agreement between two parties?
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A judge should be _____ during a court hearing.
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If you ask a higher court to reconsider the decision of a lower court, what do you file?
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What's a term that describes a legal guideline that was established by previous decisions?
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What word refers to someone who files a lawsuit?
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If you offer sworn statements during a _____, you'd better make sure that your words are true.
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What's a term for a serious crime?
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What's a word for a person accused of wrongdoing?
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What's a word that describes written law?
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What is a printed statement made under oath?
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What is a judgment of guilt against a defendant?
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What's the term that describes all non-criminal law?
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What's the purpose of a "title"?
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The "rule of law" is meant to apply to whom?
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Which procedure do lawyers use to gather evidence before trial?
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A restraining order is a type of ________.
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What sparks a lawsuit?
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"Chapter 13" refers to which concept?
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True or false, is a misdemeanor less serious than a felony?
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In a demurrer, what does a defendant ask of the judge?
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What's the word for a judge's decision?
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