Study unit code    U014 2018

Level Study program or it's part Year Semester
1 4000 LAW 2 Winter

ECTS kredits 5

Hours - Lectures 25
Hours - Seminars 5
Hours - Work 15
Hours - e-Work 10
Hours - Individual Student's Work 95

red. prof. dr. HOJNIK JANJA

Languages - lectures slovene
Languages - tutorial slovene

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. Environmental protection. Formal writing. 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-angleški 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
• Lectures • Seminars • 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).  

Assessment Weight (%)
Completed homeworks 20  
Collaboration in lectures and tutorials 10  
Written examination 70  
• performed homeworks, • active participation in lectures and tutorials, • written examination (a student is admitted to the oral part of the examination on condition he/she performed homeworks, actively participated in lectures and tutorials as well as passed the written part of the examination).