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Resources for International Students: Jargon Explained

Consultation with Prof. Schaetzel

On top of all the resources listed here, you can meet with Prof. Schaetzel about which resources might fit their needs the best.

You can schedule a meeting with her by following this link.

Library Terms

From "Abstract" to "Wildcard", these resource guides allow you to look up simplified definitions of words you may hear in relation to MacMillan Law Library.  

The ACRL (Association of College & Research Libraries) also has a simplified definition of library terms glossary, along with a multilingual language table that translates these terms into: Chinese, Korean, Japanese, French, Spanish, Arabic , and Vietnamese.

Law Terms

Plain English Campaign's A to Z of Legal Phrases: This glossary of legal phrases should prove helpful to simplify definitions of legal terms.

Glossary of Legal Terms from the United States Courts: This resources, provided by the U.S. government, gives descriptions of common legal terms in a formal way.

Black's Law Dictionary: The most useful book of legal definitions.

Resources for Learning English