Legal Terminology II

Course Code: 
LAW 132
Course Period: 
Spring
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
4
Lab: 
0
Credits: 
4
ECTS: 
5
Course Objectives: 
Teach English legal terminology in the context of praticing oral skills
Course Content: 

The substantive topics covered include contracts, secured transactions, wills and estates, professional malpractice, professional responsibility, and alternative dispute resolution.  The practical skills covered in the class are oral arguments, client interviews, negotiation techniques, and mediation.

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

Learning Outcomes Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
Being able to use English legal terminology besides to regular English speaking skills 7,8,10 1,2,3 A,B
Improving legal advocacy and legal reasoning skills 1,2,3,4,5,6 1,2,3 A,B

 

 

Course Flow

Week Topics Study Materials
1 Course Overview; How to Speak Publicly  
2 Personal Presentations  
3 Secured Transactions and Contract Law  
4 Oral Arguments Practicum  
5 Wills and Estates  
6 Oral Arguments Practicum  
7 MID-TERM EXAMINATION  
8 Professional Malpractice; Ethics  
9 Client Interviews Practice  
10 Contract Drafting  
11 Negotiaion Techniques; Negotiaion Practicum  
12 Alternative Dispute Resolution  
13 Mediation Practicum  
14 Clinical Practicum Skills Overview  

 

 

Recommended Sources

Textbook Lectures and in class hand outs; outside reading is minimal
Additional Resources  

 

 

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 (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 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