LEGAL ENGLISH (Da A a E)

5 years single cycle degree in LAW (Ord. 2017)

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: Second Semester

Lecturer: GIOVANNA TIEGHI

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Prerequisites: The English language is required to easily attend classes – which will be taught in English – and to appropriately and actively join any kind of initiative offered.
Examination methods: Oral examination in English language on the topics focused in the test with identification of legal sources and documents drawn up in English. Critical attitude and arguing ability are required.
Course unit contents: Analysis of the evolutionary use of Legal English considering the Legal English Discourse in accordance with the Plain Language Movement.
Relationship between language and law (English for Law – EfL)
Investigation on the English language effectiveness in specific legal fields of the Anglo-American legal context, of the Ue Law and of international law and, specifically:
a) Introduction to Language and Law and Methods for linguistic skills;
b) Sources of Law; c) contract law d) The Law–making process; e) The EU Law; f) civil and criminal proceedings.