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Course 2018-2019 a.y.

50128 - LEGAL ENGLISH (FIRST LANGUAGE)

CLMG
Language Centre

Course taught in English


CLMG (3 credits - I/II sem. - OP)
Course Director:
JOHN Mc HARDY CLARK

Module: Livello B2 Legal
Instructors:
Class 1: FRANCESCO CARUSO, Class 2: JESSICA JACOBS


Mission & Content Summary
MISSION

The aim of the course is to enable students to reach a confident B2 level in legal areas.

CONTENT SUMMARY

The course is divided into ten core topic areas. Around these topic areas students practice and develop the appropriate skills expected at this level. There are regular focus on real life case studies.

  • A career in law.
  • Contract law.
  • Tort law.
  • Criminal law.
  • Company law.
  • Commercial law.
  • Real property law.
  • Litigation and arbitration.
  • International law.
  • Comparative law.
  • For detailed information and syllabus, www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
At the end of the course student will be able to...
  • Confidently deal with different types of text, such as business publications and correspondence.
  • Satisfactorily produce different pieces of writing, such as letters, reports, proposals and emails.
  • Adequately follow and understand a range of spoken materials, such as interviews, discussions and presentations.
  • Communicate effectively in face-to-face situations.
APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
At the end of the course student will be able to...
  • Deal confidently with different types of text.
  • Write a variety of different items such as memos, faxes, emails, reports and proposals.
  • Follow and understand a range of spoken materials such as conversations, interviews and discussions.
  • Communicate effectively in face-to-face situations.

Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face lectures
  • Exercises (exercises, database, software etc.)
  • Individual assignments
  • Interactive class activities (role playing, business game, simulation, online forum, instant polls)
DETAILS

Face-to-face lectures: given by the assigned professor.

Exercises (Exercises, database, software etc.): from the materials at the professor's disposal.

Individual assignments: assigned by course professor.

Interactive class activities :role playing, simulations.


Assessment methods
  Continuous assessment Partial exams General exam
  • Written individual exam (traditional/online)
  •     x
  • Oral individual exam
  •     x
  • Individual assignment (report, exercise, presentation, project work etc.)
  • x    
  • Active class participation (virtual, attendance)
  • x    
    ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    At the end of the 2nd semester of the  second year, there is a written and oral final exam. This is mandatory. The format of the written exam is as follows:

    • Listening comprehension and related test (30 marks).
    • Reading Comprehension regarding academic-legal English topics (40 marks).
    • Writing an essay on a given argument - about 220 words (30 marks).

    The mark is initially expressed in hundredths and then converted into thirty. Access to the oral exam is only possible once a student has passed the written exam (18/30). For the oral exam students must show the ability to summarize and discuss 3 articles of a minimum 1.250 words on topics related to the syllabus Final year exam syllabus  is the same for attending and not attending students. Limited validity for all tests. For details, refer to the Course syllabus and examinations on www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter.


    Teaching materials
    ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    Textbooks:

    • A. KROIS LINDNER, M. FLIRTH, Introduction to International Legal English, Cambridge University Press.
    Last change 16/06/2018 08:11

    Go to modules: Livello B2 Legal - Livello C1

    Module: Livello C1
    Instructors:
    Class 3: JOHN Mc HARDY CLARK


    Prerequisites

    As this is a C1 level course: to fully participate and to get full benefit from this year long course students should have a strong pass grade of over 25/30 in the 50127 exam.


    Mission & Content Summary
    MISSION

    To provide a high level practice of language skills within legal contexts while at the same providing proof of the level of English required to work in an international legal context or the ability to follow a course of study at university level. The mission of this course is to explore some fundamental areas in the legal environment offering students the opportunity to develop and practice the skills they need in their professional or academic lives.

    CONTENT SUMMARY

    Examples of topic areas that are considered during this course are the following:

    • Career in law.
    • Patents and Intellectual property.
    • Competition Law.
    • Employment law.
    • International law.
    • Human Rights law.
    • Cybercrime.
    • Communication.
    • Crisis management.
    • Teambuilding.
    • Critical thinking.
    • Management and leadership styles.
    • Risk.

    Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)
    KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
    At the end of the course student will be able to...

    At the end of the course student will be able to...

    • Write in appropriate styles on a range of topic areas: legal and business.
    • Recognize the elements of effective professional communication.
    • Deal with communication breakdowns.
    • Negotiate skillfully.
    • Make presentations.
    • Express opinions on a wide range of topic areas: legal and business.
    • Reading authentic legal materials eg euro law data base.
    • Take effective notes and expanding on them.
    APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
    At the end of the course student will be able to...

    At the end of the course student will be able to...

    • Write in appropriate styles on a range of topic areas: legal and business.
    • Recognize the elements of effective professional communication.
    • Deal with communication breakdowns.
    • Negotiate skillfully.
    • Make presentations.
    • Express opinions on a wide range of topic areas: legal and business.
    • Reading authentic legal materials eg euro law data base.
    • Take effective notes and expanding on them.

    Teaching methods
    • Face-to-face lectures
    • Exercises (exercises, database, software etc.)
    • Individual assignments
    • Interactive class activities (role playing, business game, simulation, online forum, instant polls)
    DETAILS
    • Face-to-face lectures: by the assigned professor.
    • Exercises : selected by the assigned course professor from the materials available.
    • Case studies in  legal contexts.
    • Individual assignments and group assignements: set by the assigned professor during the course.
    • Interactive class activities: role playing, simulation.

    Assessment methods
      Continuous assessment Partial exams General exam
  • Written individual exam (traditional/online)
  •     x
  • Oral individual exam
  •     x
  • Individual assignment (report, exercise, presentation, project work etc.)
  • x    
  • Active class participation (virtual, attendance)
  • x    
    ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    At the end of the 2nd semester of the first year, there is a written and oral final exam. This is mandatory. The format of the written exam is as follows:

    • Listening comprehension and related test (30 marks).
    • Reading Comprehension regarding academic-legal English topics (40 marks).
    • Writing an essay, letter or report on a given argument - between 250-280 words (30 marks).

    The mark is initially expressed in hundredths and then converted into thirty. Access to the oral exam is only possible once a student has passed the written exam (18/30). For the oral exam students must show the ability to summarize and discuss 3 articles of a minimum 1.250 words on topics related to the syllabus. The final year exam syllabus is  the same for attending and not attending students. For details, refer to the Course syllabus and examinations on www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter.


    Teaching materials
    ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS
    • The main course material, for both attending and non-attending students book tbd
    • Professor’s own materials.
    Last change 13/02/2019 12:41