Legal English Seminars

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Legal English Seminars

The Erlangen Language Center invites you to attend its Legal English seminar series: Understanding, Interpreting, and Utilizing Legal English. The series, led by German Judge and DELTA-qualified English language teacher Bastian Blendinger and American-trained attorney Danielle Miller will provide a substantive overview of Anglo-American legal topics while providing participants with an interactive learning experience aimed at improving legal English comprehension and use.

Our seminar programme:

  • Seminar 1 –
    How Law is made: Understanding American Legal Systems
  • Seminar 2 –
    Contracts: Choosing the right wording – Drafting Contracts in English
  • Seminar 3 –
    Civil Procedure: Litigating in English – American Civil Procedure
  • Seminar 4 –
    Corporate Law: The fundamentals of American Business Law
  • Seminar 5 –
    Employment Law: The Do’s and Dont’s of American Employment Law
  • Seminar 6 –
    European Law: The Functioning of the European Law
Legal Systems – How Law is made
Understanding American Legal Systems

with Language Coaching

The American legal system involves a unique interrelationship between political, economic, social, religious, and cultural ideologies. This seminar will provide participants with the fundamental principles of the American legal system and foundational vocabulary necessary to understand legal English. Participants will engage in a number of interactive learning experiences that cover topics such as American legal principles, court structures and hierarchies, and the various ways that laws are formed—all with a focus on learning and improving participants’ legal English.

Course Objectives:

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  • To increase your vocabulary in the field of sources of law, constitutional principles, the division of powers and the legal profession
  • To improve your English conversational skills when comparing and contrasting legal systems in discussions and role plays

Minimum English level: B2
Times: Friday, 14.00 h – 19.00 h & Saturday, 09.30 h – 17.00 h
Next course date: to be announced

Price: 1099, – Euro per person incl. 19% VAT
Location: Language Center, Zeppelinstraße 15
91052 Erlangen
Contact: info@LC-erlangen.de
Tel. 09131-52027, Fax. 09131-52027
Homepage: www.LC-erlangen.de

Legal Systems – Contracts: Choosing the right wording
Drafting Contracts in English

with Language Coaching

This seminar will broaden your knowledge and skill by guiding you through the basics of American contract law. The seminar will include lectures on how contracts are formed (is a handshake enough?) and enforced. Participants will receive advice on how to draft and understand contracts in English as well as how to avoid common pitfalls such as ambiguous or vague language. The course will also review common contract templates so you can interpret and advise clients on English contracts.

  • 70774f25-0ced-4634-a49c-15c5fee72bf6Course Objectives:
    Increase your vocabulary in the field of contract law, standard terms and clauses of contracts
  • Learn to use standard structures and grammatical features of typical contract clauses
  • Improve your practical drafting skills

Minimum English level: B2
Times: Friday, 14.00 h – 19.00 h & Saturday, 09.30 h – 17.00 h
Next course date: to be announced

Price: 1099, – euro per person inkl. 19% VAT
Location: Language Center, Zeppelinstraße 15
91052 Erlangen
Contact: info@LC-erlangen.de
Tel. 09131-52027, Fax. 09131-52027
Homepage: www.LC-erlangen.de

Civil Procedure: Litigating in English – American Civil Procedure

A strong knowledge of civil procedure, often considered a boring and technical topic, is actually one of the most important tools an attorney utilizes to advocate for clients before, during, and after lawsuits. This seminar will cover the wide array of issues that litigation attorneys face in the American Federal court system. Attendees will participate in a number of discussions and activities aimed at building an understanding of American civil procedure while improving their legal English skills.

 

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  • Course Objectives:
    To increase your vocabulary in the field of civil procedure, e.g. parties to a lawsuit, claims and remedies, basic rules of procedure
  • To improve your English speaking skills: making a convincing legal argument.

Minimum English level: B2
Times: Friday, 14.00 h – 19.00 h & Saturday, 09.30 h – 17.00 h
Next course date: to be announced
Price: 1099, – Euro per person incl. 19% VAT
Location: Language Center, Zeppelinstraße 15
91052 Erlangen
Contact: info@LC-erlangen.de
Tel. 09131-52027, Fax. 09131-52027
Homepage: www.LC-erlangen.de

Corporate Law: The fundamentals of American Business Law

This seminar will introduce topics of American business law including the pros, cons, and legal ramifications of various business entities, the ins and outs of partnership and business agreements, and laws affecting how businesses operate. The goal of the program is to provide participants with an interactive understanding of American business structures with an emphasis on using and interpreting legal English.

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  • Course Objectives:
    To increase your vocabulary in the field of corporate law, e.g. forms of organization, stakeholders in a company, corporate governance, the birth and death of a company
  • To improve your English speaking skills – advising a client to choose the right form of organization

Minimum English level: B2
Times: Friday, 14.00 h – 19.00 h & Saturday, 09.30 h – 17.00 h
Next course date: to be announced

Price: 1099, – Euro per person incl. 19% VAT
Location: Language Center, Zeppelinstraße 15
91052 Erlangen
Contact: info@LC-erlangen.de
Tel. 09131-52027, Fax. 09131-52027
Homepage: www.LC-erlangen.de

Employment Law: The Do’s and Don’ts of American Employment Law

Gain knowledge and insight into key American labor and employment issues facing employers, employees, and, of course, their lawyers. The seminar will cover the laws that arise during the course of employment relationships—from hiring, to workplace issues of discrimination, to termination. Attendees will have an opportunity to engage in an interactive learning process through substantive lectures and activities aimed at improving legal English.

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  • Course Objectives:
    To increase your vocabulary in the field of labor and employment issues, terms of an employment contract, forms and elements of remuneration and structured layoffs
  • To improve your ability to conduct successful meetings – agreeing on a structured layoff project

Minimum English level: B2

Times: Friday, 14.00 h – 19.00 h & Saturday, 09.30 h – 17.00 h
Next course date: to be announced

Price: 1099, – Euro per person incl. 19% VAT
Location: Language Center, Zeppelinstraße 15
91052 Erlangen
Contact: info@LC-erlangen.de
Tel. 09131-52027, Fax. 09131-52027
Homepage: www.LC-erlangen.de

European Law: The functioning of the European Law

The European Union (EU) is a politico-economic union of 28 member states that are located primarily in Europe. The EU operates through a system of supranational institutions and intergovernmental negotiated decisions by the member states. The EU has developed a single market through a standardized system of laws that apply in all the member states. Through this the European Union has become a unique law-maker with a significant impact on the lives of all member state citizens and the legal framework within which European businesses operate. This seminar will give you an overview on the workings of the European Institutions, its law-making competences and mechanisms and the interdependence of European Union Law and Member State laws.

  • Course Objectives:European Union Law Eu Parliament
    To increase your vocabulary in the field of European Union Law, the EU and its institutions, the sources of European Law
  • (regulations, directives and decisions), the relationship between European and National Law, way of enforcing European Law
  • Presentation Skills: Presenting the implications of European Union Law to a foreign client

Minimum English level: B2
Times: Friday, 14.00 h – 19.00 h & Saturday, 09.30 h – 17.00 h
Next course date: to be announced

Price: 1099, – Euro per person incl. 19% VAT
Location: Language Center, Zeppelinstraße 15
91052 Erlangen
Contact: info@LC-erlangen.de
Tel. 09131-52027, Fax. 09131-52027
Homepage: www.LC-erlangen.de