Attention! This course begins with an extra session on Wednesday, October 16, from 9:30 to 11:00.
Attendance at the first meeting of the course is mandatory to preserve the place in the class.
Englisch der Rechtswissenschaften - English for Law - UNIcert III/1
Prerequisite: At least 70 points on the English Placement Test or completion of the Integrativer Vorkurs II.
This course will familiarise students with the common law legal system of England and Wales, the oldest in the world. We shall look at the workings of the system (stare decisis, the Courts, juries and adversarial practice) and at specific fields of law, such as tort, contract, employment law and the law of property. At some points we shall compare and contrast UK law with German law: there are some surprising differences.
This course uses a book: English for Law B2 Cornelsen Verlag (2011) ISBN-10: 3065203278
Available at Bücher in Bewegung in Griebnitzsee or any bookstore. It may also be possible to purchase a second-hand copy from students who have already completed the course.
The instructor in this course is an former barrister from England.