Course: Latin for Lawyers 2

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Course title Latin for Lawyers 2
Course code KJA/NLAT2
Organizational form of instruction Seminar
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
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 pronouns 2. Latin imperfect and future tense 3. Translation of simple sentences from Latin to Czech 4. Selected legal terminology and expressions 5. Reading of selected extracts from Digest

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training)
Learning outcomes
The attention is focused on reading and interpretation of the most famous sentences of typical legal wisdom, as they contain brief and precise expression of principles in a nutshell which are valid in the specific branches of law even today. Another aim of this subject is the preparation for the examination in certain subjects, namely the Roman Law, Substantive Law, Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, Family Law, Labor Law etc.
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.
Completion of the course in Latin for lawyer 1 or sufficient knowledge of Latin for the course.

Assessment methods and criteria

Active participation in class, completion of a final exam.
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 Summer