Legal English/Law in Action

Course NameLegal English/Law in Action
Course CodeLEG106
DescriptionThis course will introduce and familiarise students with both written and spoken legal English, expanding not only their general language abilities, but also giving them the opportunity to advance their technical skills and identify the differences between the UK, US, and other international systems’ usage. It will serve as a complement to the other first year core legal classes and as a general introduction to law. Through classroom discussion, exercises, writing and moots students will transition from being new to the law and Legal English to beingfuture lawyers.
Learning OutcomesUpon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
– Identify and differentiate legal terms of art from layman English; – Integrate legal English and terms of art in their technical writing;
– Engage with and present research;
– Compare and contrast various legal systems and functions;
– Evidence understanding of topical legal issues;
– Analyse facts and produce appropriate and concise written response.
SchoolJohn H. Carey II School of Law
Number of credits (US / ECTS)3 US / 6 ECTS