Course syllabus P5312 - Legal writing in the English language (FP - WS 2019/2020)
|Faculty:||Faculty of Law|
|Course unit code:||P5312|
|Course unit title:||Legal writing in the English language|
|Planned learning activities and teaching methods:|
|Level of study:||2.|
|Prerequisites for registration:||none|
|Learning outcomes of the course unit:|
|The aim of the course is to provide the adequate professional language competence in the area of legal communication in English. The course loosely follows the subjects in Legal Communication I. and II., Stylistics of English Legal Texts and Analysis of English Legal Texts, which are taught at the Bachelor´s level of studies, however, more space and attention is devoted to practical tasks - such as anylysing legal documents, translating legal documents, drafting legal documents and analysing court judgments from the lexical viewpoint. A prerequisite for passing the course is an active participaion in class, further, mastering grammar structures, general vocabulary and terminology which students acquired successfully during the Bachelor´s level of studies.|
|Drawing a comparison between the British, US and Slovak legal systems.
Grammar structures and the rules of written communication.
Styles of written communication and useful tips for avoiding mistakes/inaccuracies in written communication.
Drafting legal documents, letters, emails.
Language tools related to drafting agreements and contracts.
English expressions and idioms used in court communication and other court-related documents.
English formal legal document (deed) - its composition and translation.
|Recommended or required reading:|
|Language of instruction:||English|
|Assessed students in total: 0|
|Name of lecturer(s):||Mgr. Andrea Demovičová, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, person responsible for course)|
PaedDr. Zuzana Kurucová, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
|Last modification:||11. 11. 2019|
|Supervisor:||Mgr. Andrea Demovičová, PhD.|
Last modification made by Mgr. Lenka Sekretárová on 11/11/2019.