WORKING WITH PROVERBS
ON LEGAL ENGLISH.
Prof. Mauricio Muñoz Luna.
Ilustrates: Dra. Adela Pérez del Viso
April 2014. Inter...
NECESSITY KNOWS NO
LAW
NECESSITY KNOWS NO LAW
 The proverb could be used to justify the behaviour
of a man who steals food to keep his wife and
...
POSSESSION IS NINE-
TENTHS OF THE LAW
POSSESSION IS NINE POINTS OF THE LAW
 We use this to mean that even though full legal
right to a thing has not been estab...
EVERY LAW HAS A
LOOPHOLE
EVERY LAW HAS A LOOPHOLE
 It is commonly thought that a clever lawyer can find
a hole in any law. By creeping through the...
LAW MAKERS SHOULD NOT BE
LAW BREAKERS
LAWS WERE MADE TO BE BROKEN.
LAWS CATCH FLIES AND LET
HORNETS GO FREE.
LAW CANNOT PERSUADE WHERE
IT CANNOT PUNISH.
 THE MORE LAWS
 A) THE MORE OFFENDERS. (OR)
 B) THE LESS JUSTICE.
THE LAWS SOMETIME SLEEP BUT
NEVER DIE.
ONE LAW FOR THE RICH AND
ANOTHER FOR THE POOR.
THANK YOU
VERY MUCH!
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  1. 1. WORKING WITH PROVERBS ON LEGAL ENGLISH. Prof. Mauricio Muñoz Luna. Ilustrates: Dra. Adela Pérez del Viso April 2014. Intermediate Legal English.
  2. 2. NECESSITY KNOWS NO LAW
  3. 3. NECESSITY KNOWS NO LAW  The proverb could be used to justify the behaviour of a man who steals food to keep his wife and family from starving. As Cervantes wrote in Don Quixote: ‘Necessity urges desperate measures
  4. 4. POSSESSION IS NINE- TENTHS OF THE LAW
  5. 5. POSSESSION IS NINE POINTS OF THE LAW  We use this to mean that even though full legal right to a thing has not been established, he who is in possession of it has a far greater right to it than has everybody else.
  6. 6. EVERY LAW HAS A LOOPHOLE
  7. 7. EVERY LAW HAS A LOOPHOLE  It is commonly thought that a clever lawyer can find a hole in any law. By creeping through the hole, his client can avoid the effect of the law. In the other words, the unscrupulous person can get round almost any rule or regulation to his own advantages.
  8. 8. LAW MAKERS SHOULD NOT BE LAW BREAKERS
  9. 9. LAWS WERE MADE TO BE BROKEN.
  10. 10. LAWS CATCH FLIES AND LET HORNETS GO FREE.
  11. 11. LAW CANNOT PERSUADE WHERE IT CANNOT PUNISH.
  12. 12.  THE MORE LAWS  A) THE MORE OFFENDERS. (OR)  B) THE LESS JUSTICE.
  13. 13. THE LAWS SOMETIME SLEEP BUT NEVER DIE.
  14. 14. ONE LAW FOR THE RICH AND ANOTHER FOR THE POOR.
  15. 15. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

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