Legal English

Legal language and communication skills
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  • Lectures 22
  • Length 5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 7/2015 English

Course Description

Legal English is a field of the English language which deals with law related issues and how to communicate them properly.

This video course includes the three different aspects of legal English:

  • General English skills
  • Specific law and legal skills
  • Communication skills

Lecturer Tim Aghotor guides you through different definitions and explains the following aspects in depth:

  • Common law
  • The English legal system
  • The court system

You will be able to improve core skills like reading comprehension, logical thinking in a legal context and particular wording as well as written legal communication.

What are the requirements?

  • no prerequisites
  • knowledge of own coutry's law system is helpful to understand parallels and differences

What am I going to get from this course?

  • improve core skills like reading comprehension, logical thinking in a legal context and particular wording as well as written legal communication
  • understand and work with international contracts beyond the understanding of technical terms

Who is the target audience?

  • law students
  • managers or lawyers who want to work globally

What you get with this course?

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Section 1: Legal English
  • Introduction to Legal English
  • A Brief Background
  • The Statue of Pleading
  • Introduction to Common Law
  • The Meaning of Precedence
  • Common Law as Addition to Statue Law
  • Basic legal Principles
  • The Court Hierarchy
  • The Meaning of Jurisdiction
  • Primary and Secondary Authorities
  • The Meaning of Caselaw
  • Sources of the Common Law
  • Understanding How It Works
  • The Meaning of Equity
  • Summary
  • Does UK Has a Constituation?
  • The Separation of Powers
  • The Supremacy of Parliament
  • The Role of the ECJ
  • The Rule of Law

  • The Sources of Law
  • The Parliament as a Source of Law
  • The Statue Law
  • Delegated Legislation
  • Statutory Instruments
  • Informal Rules
  • Procedural Rules
  • Interpretive Guides
  • Summary
  • The English Courts
  • Civil and Crimminal Law
  • The Court of Appeal and the High Court
  • Magistrates' Courts
  • Administrative Tribunals
  • Summary
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Ways to Active Reading
  • The Usage of Keywords
  • The Relation between Topic, Scope and Purpose
  • The Main Idea of a Text
  • Creating a Road Map of a Text
  • Summary
  • Introduction to Logical Reasoning
  • The Structure of Arguments
  • Paraphrase the Author's Points
  • Answer Possible Questions
  • Remember the Scope of the Argument
  • Summary
  • Introduction to Formal Logic
  • Examples of Formal Logic
  • Explanation of Contrapositive
  • Sufficient Conditions and Necessary Requirements
  • Summary
  • Why Is Writing Important?
  • What to Consider for Writing
  • More to Consider for Writing
  • Exercise for Legal Writing
  • Strategies for Effective Legal Writing
  • The Access to Justice
  • The Planning of Legal Writing
  • The Step of Writing
  • More about Paragraphing
  • Paragraphing Exercise
  • Summary
  • The Basics of English Contracts
  • The Meeting of Minds
  • Offer and Acceptance
  • Mutual Consideration
  • Performance or Delivery
  • The Statute of Frauds
  • Summary
  • The Usage of Articles
  • The Usage of Prepositions
  • The Usage of Pronouns
  • The Usage of Adjectives and Adverbs
  • The Usage of Nouns
  • The Present Tenses
  • The Past Tenses
  • The Usage of For and Since
  • Explaining Conditional 1 and 2
  • The Explanation of the Sentence Structure
  • The Usage of Relative Pronouns
  • Summary
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