Course: Legal English 2

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Course title Legal English 2
Course code UJP/AP2
Organizational form of instruction Seminar
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 6
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory-optional, Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Vokrojová Renáta, Mgr. et Mgr.
Course content
Week 1: Introduction Week 2: The European Dimension: The European Convention on Human Rights. Week 3: A case study on the Convention. Week 4: The Human Rights Act 1998. Week 5: The British Constitution: Definition and purpose. Characteristics and sources of the Constitution. Week 6: The British Constitution: The constitutional role of the judiciary. Separation of powers. The rule of law. Week 7: The British Constitution: Legal exercises. Judicial review. Evaluation. Week 8: Introduction to the law of contract: Introduction to contract. Offer and acceptance. Week 9: Introduction to the law of contract: Supermarket sales and ticket machines. Week 10: Introduction to the law of contract: Communication of acceptance. Week 11: Translation of legal texts. Week 12: Final test. Week 13: Evaluation.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Discussion, Students' portfolio, Task-based study method, Textual studies, Seminar
  • Undergraduate study programme term essay (20-40) - 30 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report in a foreign language) (10-15) - 15 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 52 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 60 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
Students can: - explain in presentation or discussion the main principles of law in the area of Common Law, equity, Criminal Law and judicial interpretation of statutes - apply the acquired legal terminology in speaking and writing - understand the main ideas of judicial decisions - present their own attitudes to particular criminal cases and to propose a model solution based on precedents - justify their opinions in discussions with fellow students and native speakers - recognize the main signs of legal register
learning outcomes
Students can: - explain the main principles of the Anglo-American Law and the EU Law in presentations or discussions - use specific vocabulary in speaking and writing - understand main ideas of authentic legal documents - draft a simple contract of purchase - simply express their opinions on particular cases and propose a model solution based on studied precedents - defend their opinions in discussions with other students or native speakers - use acquired specific terminology in speaking and writing - communicate independently and effectively in professional situations covered in the course
teaching methods
Seminar
Task-based study method
Textual studies
Students' portfolio
Discussion
assessment methods
Combined exam
Skills demonstration during seminar
Individual presentation at a seminar
Recommended literature
  • Black, Henry Campbell. Blackův právnický slovník II. Sv.2. Praha : Victoria Publishing, 1993. ISBN 80-85605-23-6(2.
  • Black, Henry Campbell. Blackův právnický slovník I. Praha : Victoria Publishing, 1993. ISBN 80-85605-23-6(1.
  • Krois-Lindner, Amy. International Legal English : a course for classroom or self-study use. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2006. ISBN 0-521-67517-0.
  • Mason. C., Atkins. R. The Lawyers English language Coursebook. England, 2015. ISBN 978-0-95407-14-31.
  • Rossini, Christine. English as a legal language. The Hague : Kluwer Law International, 1998. ISBN 90-411-9680-3.
  • Russell, Frances; Locke, Christine. English Law and Language : an Introduction for Students of English. 1 st ed. New York : Phoenix ELT, 1995. ISBN 0-13-280454-9.
  • Slapper, G., Kelly, D. The English Legal System. Routledge:. London and New York, 2015. ISBN 978-0-415-72633-7.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Law Public Administration (16) Law, legal and public administration proceeding - Summer
Faculty of Law Public Administration (15) Law, legal and public administration proceeding - Summer
Faculty of Law Law (16) Law, legal and public administration proceeding 1 Summer
Faculty of Law Law (17) Law, legal and public administration proceeding 1 Summer
Faculty of Law Law (14) Law, legal and public administration proceeding 1 Summer
Faculty of Law Public Administration (13) Law, legal and public administration proceeding - Summer
Faculty of Law Public Administration (17) Law, legal and public administration proceeding - Summer
Faculty of Law Law (13) Law, legal and public administration proceeding - Summer
Faculty of Law Law (11) Law, legal and public administration proceeding 1 Summer
Faculty of Law Law (15) Law, legal and public administration proceeding 1 Summer
Faculty of Law Public Administration (14) Law, legal and public administration proceeding - Summer
Faculty of Law Public Administration (12) Law, legal and public administration proceeding - Summer