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Course syllabus P2209 - Analysis of English Legal Texts (FP - SS 2019/2020)

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University: Pan-european University
Faculty: Faculty of Law
Course unit code: P2209
Course unit title: Analysis of English Legal Texts
Planned learning activities and teaching methods:
lecture8 hours per semester of study (on-site method)
workshop2 hours weekly (on-site method)

Credits allocated: 3
Recommended semester/trimester: summer term, 2nd year of studies
Level of study: 1.
Prerequisites for registration: none
Assessment methods:
oral examination
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
The aim of the course is to provide adequate professional language skills from the English legal terminology. The course is focused on basic vocabulary from different branches of law, which is mediated by students through authentic texts and interpretation of important concepts. The subject follows the Legal Communication of I, II, and Stylistics of English Legal Texts, but more space is devoted to the analysis of legal texts, namely detailed analysis of the court decision in terms of lexicon, analysis of legal documents, translation legal texts, etc.
Course contents:
Constitutional law
Substantive criminal law
Criminal justice process in the UK
Recommended or required reading:
KURUCOVÁ, Z. -- DEMOVIČOVÁ, A. English for law students : reader with exercises. 1st ed. Plzeň: Vydavatelství a nakladatelství Aleš Čeněk, 2016. 236 p. Učebnice. ISBN 978-80-7380-588-3.
KURUCOVÁ, Z. -- DEMOVIČOVÁ, A. -- ROZINA, E. -- BOJSOVÁ, P. English for legal purposes. 1st ed. Žilina: Eurokódex, 2013. 351 p. ISBN 978-80-8155-015-7.
KUMMEROVÁ, S. -- URBÁNKOVÁ, D. -- POTÁSCH, P. Sources of American law. Legal English : fundamental terms and topics. 2009. p. 77--86. ISBN 978-80-89363-20-9.
KUMMEROVÁ, S. -- URBÁNKOVÁ, D. -- POTASCH, P. Legal English. 1st ed. Žilina: Poradca podnikateľa, 2007. 304 p. Eurokódex. ISBN 978-80-88931-76-8.

Language of instruction: English
Courses evaluation:
Assessed students in total: 1116

20,7 %16,4 %17,5 %16,6 %27,8 %1,0 %
Name of lecturer(s): Mgr. Andrea Demovičová, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
PaedDr. Zuzana Kurucová, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, person responsible for course)
prof. PhDr. JUDr. Peter Potásch, PhD. (examiner, lecturer)
JUDr. Marián Prievozník, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
JUDr. Jana Tomaníčková (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Last modification: 14. 11. 2019
Supervisor: PaedDr. Zuzana Kurucová, PhD.

Last modification made by Mgr. Lenka Sekretárová on 11/14/2019.

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