Legal Terminology I

Course Code: 
LAW 131
Course Period: 
Autumn
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
4
Lab: 
0
Credits: 
4
ECTS: 
5
Course Language: 
Türkçe
Course Objectives: 
The focus of the class is on use of the English language in legal situations. The class deals with both spoken and written English, including: Emphasis on writing and analytical skills Builds on legal drafting and legal terminology Writing assignments throughout the semester Assignments like motions, interrogatories, basics of contract construction, business letters
Course Content: 

Students will be asked to read, comprehend, and apply English, and American common law cases.  They will also be given contracts to analyze, and correct.  Students will also be asked to draft interrogatories, and motions, to familiarize themselves with the pre-trial process.

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion, 4: Case study / practical course
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Testing, B: Presentation C: Homework

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Course Learning Outcomes

Dersin Öğrenme Çıktıları

Program Öğrenme Çıktıları

Öğretim Yöntemleri

Ölçme Yöntemleri

İyi bir hukuk firmasında çalışabilmek için gerekli olan İngilizce bilgisi ve yeteneğini kazanmak ve içtihat hukuku kökeninden gelen avukat ve müvekkillerin ihtiyaçlarını anlayabilmek

1,3,4,5,6,7,8,10

1,2,3

A,B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course Flow

Week Topics Study Materials
1 Introductions

Structure of the Court system

 
2 Parties to a case  
3 Business Correspondence

And professional communication

 
4 Hyphothetical intra-office communications  
5 Hyphothetical writing skills  
6 Formatting a predictive memo  
7 MID-TERM EXAMINATION  
8 Pretrial litigation  
9 Discovery  
10 Motions  
11 Interrogatories continued  
12 Finalize interrogatories  
13 Basics of contract drafting  
14 Contract negotiation  

 

Recommended Sources

Textbook Legal Writing and Analysis, 2nd edition

Linda H. Edwards

Additional Resources Selected cases and contract excerpts

 

Material Sharing

Documents  
Assignments  
Exams  

 

Assessment

IN-TERM STUDIES NUMBER PERCENTAGE
Mid-terms 1 100
Total   100
CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE   60
CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE   40
Total   100

 

 

COURSE CATEGORY Expertise/Field Courses

 

Course’s Contribution to Program

No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Ability to comprehend, solve, and to attain analytical and critical thought processes       X  
2 Within the ambit of lifelong learning, to direct continuous renewal and cultivation of knowledge attained in the field of law       X  
3 To master legal resources and legal precedents; to be able to conduct comparative legal analyses in national and international legal arenas     X    
4 To improve settlement options; to implement creative and innovative solutions   X      
5 To be equippet with comprehensive and comparative knowledge gained through the study of law, enabling the transfer of this knowledge into the social and economic fields. To attain analytical thinking between cross disciplines     X    
6 To attain the ability to comprehend and solve legal problems pertaining to global economy     x    
7 To obtain knowledge of current legal subjects, through the aid of the English language         X
8 To be able to utilize proficiency at an intermediate level foreign language       X  
9 To attain professional and scientific ethical tenants in the field of law, as well as in society at large     X    
10 To attain the ability to write, speak and listen effectively, in the field of law     X    
11 To be open-minded, to be tolerant of different ideas, to be constructive, to have self-confidence, and to be responsible both during individual studies and/or during team studies. To work effectively and efficiently   x      

 

ECTS

Activities Quantity Duration
(Hour)
Total
Workload
(Hour)
Course Duration 14 4 56
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14      5 70
Mid-terms 1 2 2
Final examination 1 2 2
Total Work Load     130
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     5,2
ECTS Credit of the Course     5