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Legal English – SEMESTER 2 2005-2006. Chapter One Introduction to Legal English. Presented by Xiaowen Cha,Dept. of Social Science, Maoming College. A better prospect for lawyers who are Legal English experts. 中国加入 WTO 后,越来越多的外资进入中国市场,中国的企业也涌出国门寻找商机。企业所面临众多的涉外法律问题,如知识产权、涉外经济、国际贸易等。

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legal english semester 2 2005 2006
Legal English – SEMESTER 2 2005-2006

Chapter One Introduction to Legal English

Presented by Xiaowen Cha,Dept. of Social Science, Maoming College

CHATPER 1,Legal English,2005-2006 II

a better prospect for lawyers who are legal english experts
A better prospect for lawyers who are Legal English experts
  • 中国加入WTO后,越来越多的外资进入中国市场,中国的企业也涌出国门寻找商机。企业所面临众多的涉外法律问题,如知识产权、涉外经济、国际贸易等。
  • 巨大的市场需求给涉外律师的业务拓展提供了契机,然而中国的多数律师由于外语等门槛的阻碍,很少有能力涉足涉外案件,业务领域相对狭窄,缺乏国际竞争力。
  • 如今,有5年以上国内外律师事务所或知名跨国企业工作经历的人才,成了市场追捧的“宠儿”。

CHATPER 1,Legal English,2005-2006 II

could you tell me the meaning of the following para
Could you tell me the meaning of the following Para?

(1)

PER CURIAM:

Nathan, a nonresident of NY, appeared specially in an NY domestic-abuse case under NY Code chapter 236(1999) to challenge the court’s personal jurisdiction over him.

(2)

(3)

CHATPER 1,Legal English,2005-2006 II

part i course introduction

Part I Course Introduction

What is Legal English?

What can we learn from this course?

How do we organize the teaching and study?

Assessment

Tips for well-learning

Reading list and resources

CHATPER 1,Legal English,2005-2006 II

i 1 what is legal english
I-1.What is Legal English?
  • Legal language or the language of the law
  • The language used by lawyers, judges and jurists, including certain vocabularies, terms and certain expression.

CHATPER 1,Legal English,2005-2006 II

i 2 what can we learn from this course
I- 2.What can we learn from this course?

CHATPER 1,Legal English,2005-2006 II

i 3 how do we organize the teaching and study
I- 3.How do we organize the teaching and study?
  • Lecture (Chinese and English)
    • Background knowledge of each chapter.
    • Legal terms occurring in each main-text
  • Seminar (English)
    • Topics discussion
    • Case-study (eg. Contract law)
    • Presentation by group work (eg. Legal Education)
  • Simulation (English)
    • Negotiation stimulation (eg.Commercial law)
    • Opening a company (eg.Company law)
  • Movie Watching
    • Civil procedure
    • Criminal procedure

CHATPER 1,Legal English,2005-2006 II

i 4 assessment
I- 4.Assessment
  • The general assessed assignments of lectures or seminars (including writing, speaking)
  • Two pieces of written assessed coursework (which MUST be your own individual work and be fully and properly referenced)
  • A two hours unseen written examination in Jun.
  • Your attendance and attitude

CHATPER 1,Legal English,2005-2006 II

i 5 tips for well learning
I- 5.Tips for well-learning

A good law dictionary

Pay more attention to study the background legal knowledge

Pre-reading and review for each lecture or seminar (the best important)

Note-taking is necessary

Make use of the e-resources

Your full contribution is the key to success

CHATPER 1,Legal English,2005-2006 II

i 6 reading list

1)  何家弘《法律英语》北京:法律出版社 2004

2) 何主宇《最新法律专业英语》北京:机械工业出版社

3)  赵雁丽《法律英语教程·上下册》西安: 西安交通大学出版社2003

4)  杜金榜 《法律英语阅读教程·1-3册》北京: 对外经济贸易大学出版社2003

5)  赵建 夏国佐主编《法学专业英语教程·上下册》北京: 中国人民大学出版社 1999

6)  沙丽金, 林萍编写 《法律英语教程》北京: 中国政法大学出版社, 1997

7)  唐桂民《法律英语听说教程·上下册》北京: 对外贸易大学出版社, 2004

8)  李宗锇 潘惠仪《英汉法律大词典》北京: 法律出版社, 1998

9) Bryan A. Garner 《牛津现代法律用语词典-A Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage》北京: 法律出版社, 2002

10)Catherine Elliott, Quinn F., English Legal System, Edinburgh: Pearson Education Limited, 2002

11) Bradgate Robert, Commercial Law, London: Butterworths, 1995

12) Jill Poole, Contract Law, London: Blackstone Press, 2001

13) John H.Jackson, Legal Problems of International Economic Relations: cases, Materials and Text on The National and International Regulation of Transnational Economic Relations, USA: West Publishing Co.,1995

I- 6.Reading list

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i 6 e resources
I- 6.E-Resources

英文互联网资料

法律资源网: www.findlaw.com

Willem C. Vis国际商法模拟仲裁大赛: www.cisg.law.pace.edu/cisg/moot

PACE大学法学院: www.law.pace.edu/cisg

美国爱荷华州司法网: www.judicial.state.ia.us/supreme/opinions/20011115/00-0068.asp

美国法律新闻网: www.law.com/lawdictionary

美国芝加哥肯特法学院: www.kentlaw.edu/academics/lcw/grinke/start.htm

教会组织网: www.ecclesia.org/lawgiver/defs.asp

香港法例资料系统: www.justice.gov.hk

法律英语翻译网: www.lawtran.com

Lexis-Nexis

Westlaw

Swetswise

中文互联网资料

法之精神网: www.lawspirt.com

法律语言学研究网: www.englishresearch.8u8.com

北大法律信息网: www.chinalawinfo.com

厦门大学法学院: www.law.xmu.edu.cn/romanlaw/sub6.htm

CHATPER 1,Legal English,2005-2006 II

part ii elementary knowledge of law

Part II Elementary Knowledge of law

How is law classified?

Source of law

Language focus

CHATPER 1,Legal English,2005-2006 II

ii 1 classification of law
II-1 Classification of Law

According to different criterions, law can be categorized in a number of ways.In Anglo-American legal system countries,

  • Common law and Equity
  • Distinguishing law by looking at to whom the law is addressed.
    • Private law relates to individual citizens(contract law, tort law, property law, company law, family law,etc.)
    • Public law relates to institutions of government(constitution, administrative law, criminal law,tax law,etc.)
  • Procedural law and Substantive law
    • Procedural law regulates how rights and obligations are enforced
    • Substantive law defines rights and obligations.

CHATPER 1,Legal English,2005-2006 II

ii 2 source of law
II-2 Source of Law

Generally, law comes from sources:constitution, statutes and court decisions, but every country has its own features.What we talking about are the sources of Anglo-American law

  • English law
  • Legislation and case law
    • Legislation is produced through parliamentary system
    • Case law created by judges in the course of deciding cases(court decision, judicial decision/common law/equity)
  • American law
  • Constitution
  • Statutes
    • Enacted by Congress or the legislature or a state(legislation)
  • Administrative rules and regulation
    • Legislative bodies give their power to governmental entities, eg., EPA,SEC
  • Common law

CHATPER 1,Legal English,2005-2006 II

exercise
Exercise

Match the following Chinese terms with their English Equivalents by drawing lines between them.

  • Common law system
  • Public law
  • equity
  • Criminal law
  • Private law
  • Civil law
  • Procedural law
  • Common law
  • Substantive law
  • Continental legal system/civil law system
  • 民法
  • 刑法
  • 程序法
  • 实体法
  • 公法
  • 私法
  • 普通法系
  • 成文法系
  • 普通法
  • 衡平法

CHATPER 1,Legal English,2005-2006 II

ii 3 language focus cont d
II- 3 Language focus-Cont’d
  • Useful everyday expressions
  • (1)Expressing one’s idea or opinion
  • As I see, law often forbids or publishes peoples.
  • In my opinion, law is a set of rules which regulate people’s behavior.
  • For my part, we categorize law on different bases.
  • As far as I concerned, a civil case is brought by one citizen or body against another citizen or body.
  • In my view, it just means social habits, patterns of behavior
  • To my mind, they’re books, not laws at least

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ii 3 language focus cont d1
II- 3 Language focus -Cont’d
  • (2)Expressing disagreement
  • I’m not really sure you’re right.
  • I disagree with you entirely
  • I’m afraid I don’t agree
  • I really can’t agree
  • I wouldn’t agree what you said
  • I wouldn’t go along with you here
  • Well, it depends
  • I’m not so certain
  • You must be joking
  • No, I don’t think so really
  • I don’t agree with either of you.
  • Practice:
  • Work in pairs, expressing your disagreement on the following statement and then trying to put forward your opinion.
  • What is the best way to study legal English?

CHATPER 1,Legal English,2005-2006 II

ii 3 language focus
II- 3 Language focus
  • (3)Classifying
  • Law can be classified into criminal law, civil law, common law and so on
  • Law can be categorized in a number of ways
  • So we’ve sorted law into many categories
  • (4)Comparing and differentiating
  • The two legal systems vary in may aspects
  • The meaning of common law is different when contrasted with equity
  • Can you discern between common law and statute?
  • We distinguish them by looking at to whom the law is addressed.
  • Can you differentiate them?

CHATPER 1,Legal English,2005-2006 II

suggested law dictionaries
Suggested Law Dictionaries
  • 1.美国最权威、发行量最大的由West Publishing Company (西部出版公司) 出版的《布莱克法律字典》(B lack ’s L aw D ictiona ry ) ,另外比较好的是《牛津法律辞典》。
  • 2.网络版: www.priweb.com/lawdictionaries.htm
    • Butterworth's Legal Words Dictionary.
    • Duhaime's Law Dictionary.
    • Lawyers.com Merriam Webster Dictionary of Law.
    • FindLaw Legal Dictionary
    • Law.com Legal Dictionary.
    • International Law Dictionary & Directory.
    • Eaton County, Michigan Prosecuting Attorney: Common Legal Terms in Michigan.
    • Minnesota Supreme Court Legal Glossary.
    • See also OneLook Dictionaries.

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