Course: Latin for Lawyers 1

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Course title Latin for Lawyers 1
Course code KJA/NLAT1
Organizational form of instruction Seminar
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Engelbrechtová Jana, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Pokorná Barbara, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Černá Leona, Mgr.
Course content
1. Latin nominal inflexion 2. Latin verbal inflexion in present tense 3. Translation of simple sentences from Latin to Czech 4. Selected legal terminology and expressions

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training)
Learning outcomes
In this subject the students learn the most important Latin legal expressions, which are necessary for understanding of the Latin terminology contained in all branches of legal writing. These expressions are important for the practice of law not only in our country but all over Europe. Special attention is drawn to the Latin expressions, borrowings from Latin as well as legal phrases so that the students can pass examinations in other subjects (Roman Law, Civil Law, Criminal Law etc.) and that they understand the technical Latin terms while practicing law.
The aim of this course is to teach the students the elementary Latin grammar used in legal texts and introduce them into the most important Latin legal terms, word expressions and statements, which appear in the legal practice most often. Students will gain the basic knowledge of legal Latin, sufficient for working with simple texts in Latin and allowing them to deduce the meaning of Latin legal terminology.
No special prerequisites.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance

Active participation in class, completion of a final test (70% pass).
Recommended literature
  • Digesta seu Pandectae. PF MU Brno.
  • Bartošek, M. (1994). Encyklopedie římského práva. Academia Praha.
  • Brož, V. (1993). Lexikon latinských právnických i jiných výrazů a rčení. Prospektum.
  • Gaius. (1994). Učebnice práva ve čtyřech knihách. PF MU Brno, Doplněk.
  • Kincl, J. (1990). Dicta et regulae iuris - aneb právnické mudrosloví latinské. UK, Praha.
  • Klang, M. (2001). Malá encyklopedie latiny v právu. Linde, Praha.
  • Kucharský, P. Právnický slovník a texty latinské. UK Praha.
  • Kutáková, E., Marek, V., Zachová, J. Moudrost věků - lexikon latinských výroků, přísloví a rčení.
  • Rebro, K. (1999). Latinské právnické výrazy a výroky. Praha.
  • Šedová, M. (2010). Latina pro právníky. Brno.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Law Law (2010) Law, legal and public administration proceeding 1 Winter