Faculty of Law

ENG 111 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
English for Law I
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
ENG 111
Fall
2
2
3
3

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to develop law students' skills and proficiency in legal language in English.
Course Description The students who succeeded in this course;
  • to identify the purpose of a text on legal topics
  • to identify the main idea of a legal text
  • to identify specific details in a legal text
  • to exchange information relating to legal issues
  • to give short presentations on legal topics
  • to write legal letters of advice
Course Content This is the first part of an eight module course and this course includes a variety of legal topics which will help law students to use English in their legal studies effectively.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction to the course: objectives and assessment: pecha kuchas, how to make a powerpoint presentation -
2 Unit 1: A career in law Reading 1: A career in law - page 8
3 Unit 1: A career in law Reading 2: Course descriptions - page 9-10
4 Unit 1: A career in law - Pecha Kucha presentations 1 Writing a short email - page 14
5 Unit 2: Contract law - Pecha Kucha presentations 1 Reading 1: Contract law - pages 18-19
6 Unit 2: Contract law - Pecha Kucha presentations 1 Reading 3: Contract caluse - page 22 - Revising the topics for Mock Exam
7 Unit 2: Contract law - Pecha Kucha presentations 1 Text analysis: email of advice - page 25
8 Unit 2: Contract law - Midterm exam Revising the topics
9 Unit 3: Tort law Reading 1: Tort Law - page 28-29
10 Unit 3: Tort law Reading 2: Case note - page 30
11 Unit 3: Tort law Reading 3: The Kent Law Clinic - page 33
12 Unit 3: Tort law - Pecha Kucha presentations 2 Text analysis: Initial lawyer-client interview - page 35
13 Unit 3: Tort law - Revising the topics Reading 4: Letter threatening legal action - page 36
14 Final Pecha Kucha Presentations -
15 Revising the topics
16 Final exam

 

Course Notes/Textbooks

Introduction to International Legal English - Amy Krois-Lindner, Matt Firth and Translegal

Suggested Readings/Materials

-

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
20
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
20
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
30
Final / Oral Exam
1
30
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
3
70
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
30
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
2
32
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
2
Study Hours Out of Class
16
1
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
-
Presentation / Jury
1
12
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
3
Final / Oral Exam
1
3
    Total
98

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To solve problems, to have analytical and holistic viewpoint and to develop strategic thinking as a principle in the field of law

2

It is aimed to graduate students whom are able to critique what they have already learn in the field of law, adopting lifelong learning and continuously developing themselves

3

It is aimed to graduate students whom are able to analyze and interpret their academic knowledge and express their solutions regarding legal problems both oral and written

4

It is aimed to graduate students whom are able to understand the legal concepts and ideas in both national and multinational settings and practice cross disciplinary and comparative analysis

5

To be aware of principles of social, occupational, and legal ethics

6

To create solutions with creative and innovative motives when coming across with unexpected legal situations, and be able to apply the academic gain during new and unconventional occasions

7

Acquiring leadership qualifications and applying them successfully

8

Working efficiently and effectively, learning how to be a team member, taking responsibilities, being open minded, constructive, vulnerable to criticism and having self confidence

9

To be able to reach the latest scientific resources, court decisions and other sources of law and be able to transfer the academic knowledge to real life with both national and international thinking

10

To know and act according to the social, scientific and ethical values under any circumstances such as data collection, interpretation, announcing and practicing regarding legal, social and political progress

11

To be able to use a foreign language as fluent as possible for both pursuing the legal information and court decisions and developing proper communication with colleagues from other countries, (“European Language Portfolio Global Scale”, Level B1)

12

Intermediate in both written and spoken of a second foreign language

13

Able to use computer programs and technology to an adequate level required by the field of law (“European Computer Driving License”, Advanced Level”)

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

 


 

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