|Content (Syllabus outline)
|Law and legal language; fields of law - public and private law; legal practice.
Human rights and Council of Europe.
Slovene state organisation: President, National Assembly, Government, Judicial System, Human Rights ombudsman, Court of Audit, Local Self-government.
English and USA legal system.
European Union legal system.
United Nations and NATO.
Criminal law: crimes, criminal liability.
Employment law: contract of employment. rights and obligations of parties; Social Securiy Law.
Law of Obligations; Sale of Goods.
Family law: Marriage, Divorce, Foster Care, Adoption; Making a Will.
Intellectual Property Law.
Company Law, Capital market, Taxation, Competition Law.
Oral presentation in legal English.
| J. Hojnik, English Legal Terminology, Study materials, exercises and glossaries, Faculy of Law, Maribor, 2014.
A. Krois-Lindner, M. Firth, Introduction to International Legal English, Cambridge University Press, 2008.
A. Krois-Lindner, M. Firth, International Legal English, Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Rupert Haigh, Legal English, Cavendish Publishing, 2004.
T. Longyka: Slovensko-angleki pravni slovar, zbirka Komunikacija 2001.
|The objective of this course is to bring English legal terminology and specifics of communication in English legal language closer to law students. |
|Intendend learning outcomes - knowledge and understanding
|Knowledge and Understanding:
Upon the completion of this course a student will be:
- Familiar with English legal terminology in certain fundamental legal fields;
- Capable of reading English legal texts;
- Qualified to write legal texts in English. |
|Intendend learning outcomes - transferable/key skills and other attributes'
|Transferable/Key Skills and other attributes:
Advanced level of oral and written communication in legal English: understanding and presentation of information in common legal situations.
|Learning and teaching methods
Tutorials: reading and writing of legal texts, presentation of legal topics. Part of the tutorial is in a classroom while the rest is in the form of e-learning (e-tutorials may be given via video-conferencing or with the help of specially designed e-material in a virtual electronic learning environment).