Course: Legal English

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Course title Legal English
Course code KAA/2T01
Organizational form of instruction Seminar
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Grygová Bronislava, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Topics covered: - Companies (individual types) - Establishing a company; principal documents; commercial contracts¨ - Dissolution of a company (reasons) - Civil law (civil lawsuits and proceedings; basic documents) - Criminal law (criminal proceedings; types and classification of offences)

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Work with Text (with Book, Textbook), Demonstration
Learning outcomes
Students learn about the basic concepts in commercial, civil and criminal law; they learn legal terminology associated with the fields of law in question, and become acquainted with principal legal documents.
Students are acquainted with the basic concepts in the fields of commercial, civil and criminal law; they know the specific vocabulary, phraseology and language of law (legalese) in the given areas; they are able to analyze and translate principal documents.
No specific knowledge is required; the only prerequisite is a good command of English. The course is tailored for speakers of the Czech language.

Assessment methods and criteria
Written exam, Student performance, Analysis of linguistic

Students take an active part in the seminars; self-study at home. Credit test (legal terms and vocabulary; translation of a simple document to English; text analysis and translation of a more complex document to Czech).
Recommended literature
  • Haigh, Rupert. (2006). Legal Correspondence. Oxford.
  • Chromá, Marta. (2003). New Introduction to Legal English II. Praha.
  • Chromá, Marta. (2003). New Introduction to Legal English I. Praha.
  • Krois-Lindner, Amy. (2006). International Legal English. Cambridge.
  • Přidalová, Eva -Tozzi, Kamila. (2008). Legal English I. Praha.
  • Šopovová, Radoslava. (2006). Úvod do právnické angličtiny. Praha.

Study plans that include the course
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