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Course unit
GI03103953, A.A. 2018/19

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course 5 years single cycle degree in
LAW (Ord. 2017)
GI0270, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination LEGAL ENGLISH
Department of reference Department of Public, International and Community Law
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge ALESSANDRO GALLI

Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Other -- -- 3.0
Language/Final exam NN Undefined/Interdisciplinary 3.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 25/02/2019
End of activities 07/06/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
20 A.A. 2018/19 sede Padova - canale A/E 18/04/2019 30/09/2019 TIEGHI GIOVANNA (Presidente)
19 A.A. 2018/19 sede di Padova - canale P/Z 18/04/2019 30/09/2019 GALLI ALESSANDRO (Presidente)
KACKA KATARZYNA (Membro Effettivo)
PASQUALETTO ELENA (Membro Effettivo)
18 A.A. 2018/19 sede di Padova - canale F/O 06/02/2019 30/09/2019 KACKA KATARZYNA (Presidente)
GALLI ALESSANDRO (Membro Effettivo)
GASPARINI SILVIA (Membro Effettivo)
17 A.A. 2018/19 sede di Padova - canale P/Z 06/02/2019 17/04/2019 GALLI ALESSANDRO (Presidente)
KACKA KATARZYNA (Membro Effettivo)
16 A.A. 2018/19 sede di Treviso 12/12/2018 30/09/2019 RUPIK VICTOR (Presidente)
GALLI ALESSANDRO (Membro Effettivo)
SOLARI STEFANO (Membro Effettivo)
15 A.A. 2018/19 sede Padova - canale A/E 31/10/2018 17/04/2019 TIEGHI GIOVANNA (Presidente)

Prerequisites: In order to attend the Legal English course effectively, students should demonstrate sufficient knowledge of the English language, at least at an intermediate level (B1 according to the Common European Reference Frame for foreign language learning).
Target skills and knowledge: The course aims at providing students with a solid introduction to understanding English legal terminology and is designed to help students improve their overall English skills towards reaching a B2 level.
Examination methods: End-of-course assessment consists of an oral examination in English. Students will need to demonstrate sufficient knowledge of the subject to pass the exam.
Assessment criteria: Students will be assessed on their knowledge of the subject, including all of the specific topics and assignments of the course, on their language skills and proficiency (including pronunciation) and on their overal communication skills, including their ability to express ideas effectively and in a persuasive way as well as their ability to translate English legal texts into Italian.
Course unit contents: Introduction to the Common law tradition and method with a specific focus on the United Kingdom and the United States of America.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Traditional lectures, Teacher-led discussions, work in pairs/groups, reading/listening/speaking tasks and assignments and students are expected to participate actively.
The course is held in English.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Recommended reading list and study guide for both attending and non-attending students:

1. From the set textbook: Alison Riley, Legal English and the Common Law, chapters 2,3,5,6;

2. Reading and study materials made available on Moodle;

3. For attending students: notes taken in classes

4: For non-attending students: additional reading assignments.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Alison, Riley, Legal English and the Common Law. Padova: Cedam, 2015. (o edizione più recente se disponibile) Cerca nel catalogo
  • Raymond, Murphy, English Grammar in Use: a self-study reference and practice book for intermediate learners of English with answers.. Cambridge: CUP, 2012. (consigliato per lo studio/ripasso della grammatica inglese) Cerca nel catalogo
  • Jonathan, Law, A Dictionary of Law. Oxford: OUP, 2018. (consigliato per consultazione) Cerca nel catalogo
  • Francesco De Franchis, Dizionario Giuridico Law Dictionary (Vol. 1) Inglese-Italiano / English-Italian. Milano: Giuffrè, 1984. (consigliato per consultazione) Cerca nel catalogo
  • Igino, Schraffl, Dizionario giuridico inglese-italiano integrato con il lessico politico. Milano: Giuffrè, 2011. (consigliato per consultazione) Cerca nel catalogo