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Legal English

Course Syllabus Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Lisboa, 26-30 March 2012 Course Outline (subject to changes): Topic Introduction Common Law and the English Language Legal Institutions and the Legal Profession Contract Law Tort Law Criminal Law File 4 - Hand-out on breach of contract File 5 - Hand-out on traffic accident Materials to prepare in advance

Monday, 26/03/2012

Tuesday, 27/03/2012

File 1 - Case Mirvahedy v Henley File 2 - Hand-out on case Mirvahedy v Henley File 3 - Hand-out on barristers v solicitors

Wednesday, 28/03/2012

Thursday, 29/03/2012 Friday, 30/03/2012

Commercial Law Dealing with Clients, Negotiating and Litigation Evaluation Future reference

File 6 - Hand-out on crossexamination File 7 - Glossaries File 8 - Hand-out with bibliography on English legal system File 9 - Web resources on researching, studying and working in English

Course Director: Dr. Nuno Ferreira, Lecturer in Law School of Law, The University of Manchester Williamson Building, Oxford Road Manchester, M13 9PL, UK Phone: +44 (0)161 275 4482 Fax: +44 (0)161 275 5786 E-mail: Nuno.Ferreira@manchester.ac.uk http://www.law.manchester.ac.uk

Bibliography Recommended: Rupert Haigh, Legal English, 2nd Edition, London: Routledge-Cavendish, 2009 Amy Krois-Lindner, Matt Firth, and TransLegal, Introduction to International Legal English Student's Book with Audio CDs (2): A Course for Classroom or Self-Study Use, Cambridge: CUP, 2008 Amy Krois-Lindner and Translegal, International Legal English - Student's Book with Audio CDs (ILEC), Cambridge: CUP, 2006 Others: a) British / European editions Nick Brieger and Joanna Kosta, Success with ILEC: International Legal English Certificate, London: Summertown Publishing, 2008 Helen Gubby, Practical Legal English: Legal Terminology, Amsterdam: Boom Juridische Uitgevers, 2006 b) U.S. American editions Mark E. Wojcik, Introduction to Legal English: An Introduction to Legal Terminology, Reasoning, and Writing in Plain English, 3rd Edition, Washington: International Law Institute, 2009 Debra S. Lee, Charles Hall, and Susan M. Barone, American Legal English: Using Language in Legal Contexts, 2nd Revised Edition, Ann Arbor (MI): The University of Michigan Press, 2008 Teresa Kissane Brostoff and Ann Sinsheimer, Legal English: An Introduction to the Legal Language and Culture of the United States, 2nd Edition, New York, Oceana Publications, 2003 c) Business and Commercial Legal English Edward W. Daignault, Drafting International Agreements in Legal English: Pocket Guide, 2nd Edition, Leiden: Kluwer Law International, 2009 William McKay and Helen Elizabeth Charlton, Legal English: How to Understand and Master the Language of Law, Essex: Pearson Longman, 2005 C. Douglas Billet, Business Law and Contracts: A Short Course and Guide to Legal English, Cannes: MTC (Media Training Corporation), 2005 N.B.: Copies of the relevant materials will be provided to the students (electronically or in paper) throughout the duration of the course. Students do not have to acquire any book.