Registration for fourth-semester & higher: Wednesday April 15 9:00 - 15:00
Registration for second-semester & higher: Thursday April 16 9:00 until course is full
This course will be conducted online at the times stated below. Further information will be sent after registration is complete. Attendance at the first meeting of the course is mandatory to preserve the place in the class. Classes start the week of April 20, 2020.
Englisch der Rechtswissenschaften - The American Legal System - Part 1 (UNIcert III/1)
Prerequisite: At least 80 points on the English Placement Test or completion of English for Law
This is the first part of a two-semester course offering a comprehensive introduction to the common law system of the United States. In this course we examine the lawmaking process, court structure, the function of the jury, the differences between civil and criminal law, and the American constitution. By reading and discussing original texts, including an authentic case concerning civil rights, students will develop their analytical skills and acquire a command of American legal terminology. The class, which is discussion-based, requires active participation, regular preparation and ends with a course test. Upon completion of the second part of the course on torts and contracts (UNIcert III/2) students may take the UNIcert III exam in Legal English to receive the UNIcert certificate.
The instructor in this course is an experienced attorney from the United States.
Attention: This course will meet every other Friday on: May 15 & 29; June 12 & 26; July 10 & 17 & 24.