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Course syllabus P5312 - Legal writing in the English language (FP - WS 2019/2020)

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University: Pan-european University
Faculty: Faculty of Law
Course unit code: P5312
Course unit title: Legal writing in the English language
Planned learning activities and teaching methods:
workshop1 hour weekly / 4 hours per semester of study (on-site method)

Credits allocated: 2
Recommended semester/trimester: 1st
Level of study: 2.
Prerequisites for registration: none
Assessment methods:
Written assignment
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.
Course contents:
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:
HREHOVČÍK, T. – BÁZLIK, M. Súdny preklad a tlmočenie. Bratislava: Iura Edition, 2009. s.316. ISBN 978-80-8078-235-1
KURUCOVÁ, Z. – DEMOVIČOVÁ, A. English for Law Students. Reader with Exercises. Plzeň: Aleš Čeněk, 2016. s.236. ISBN 978-80-7380-588-3.
KURUCOVÁ, Z. – DEMOVIČOVÁ, Introduction to the U.S.Law. Bratislava: Wolters Kluwer. ISBN 978-80-8168-725-9

Language of instruction: English
Courses evaluation:
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.

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