15 credits cr.
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The aim of the course Legal English is to provide in-depth knowledge of legal English as well as an increased ability to communicate in international legal contexts, both academic and professional, in an effective manner.
Legal English is given as an elective course within the framework of the exchange programmes at the Department of Law, Stockholm University. Swedish law students admitted by the department are also given access to the course.
Furthermore, the course will provide the ability to critically analyze legal texts in English and to write such texts themselves, and to present and discuss legal problems in English. As a part of the course, students will also discuss the characteristics of English legal rhetorics.
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Syllabus - Legal English
Instruction is given in the form of lectures and seminars. The language of instruction is English.
The course is examined on the basis of active attendance at seminars, the writing of essays as well as oral presentations.
ScheduleThe schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
Course literatureNote that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
Bryan A. Garner, Legal Writing in Plain English, University of Chicago Press, 2013
During the course, registered students will receive additional course information on the Athena learning platform.
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