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English Legal Terminology: Legal Concepts in Language 5th ed

ISBN13: 9789462369269
Previous Edition ISBN: 9789462366046
To be Published: August 2020
Publisher: Eleven International Publishing
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Paperback
Price: £40.00

Legal English is a professional language. This means that a good command of ordinary English does not make a student automatically proficient in legal English.

Many foreign law students on English language programmes experience problems when suddenly all their lectures, textbooks, discussions and written work have to be in English. A lack of familiarity with legal English canseriously impede their progress. And a command of legal English is not just a desirable academic skill. It has become an absolute ‘must’ for today’s legal professionals working in internationally orientated law firms.

This book is designed for law students who have followed their law studies in a language other than English. Textbooks on English law are too detailed for those who want to understand English legal terminology rather than English law itself. Legal dictionaries are useful but, as the words are ordered alphabetically, terms are treated in isolation.

This book offers:

  • vocabularies providing sets of legal terminology associated with the legal system, civil procedure, EU law, tort, contract law and company law;
  • text putting the terms in the vocabulary into their legal context;
  • case discussion questions in order to practice using the terminology;
  • knowledge questions to ensure that the reader has understood the legal concepts.

Chapter 1. Legal system terminology:
Legal system terminology in context
Legal system vocabulary
Legal system discussion questions
Legal system knowledge questions
Chapter 2. Civil procedure terminology:
Civil procedure terminology in context
Civil procedure vocabulary
Civil procedure discussion questions and case discussion
Civil procedure knowledge questions
Chapter 3. European Union law terminology:
European Union law terminology in context
European Union law vocabulary
European Union law case discussions
European Union law knowledge questions
Chapter 4. Tort terminology:
Tort terminology in context
Tort vocabulary
Tort case discussions
Tort knowledge questions
Chapter 5. Contract law terminology:
Contract law terminology in context
Contract law vocabulary
Contract law case discussions
Contract law knowledge questions
Chapter 6. Company law terminology:
Company law terminology in context
Company law vocabulary
Company law case discussions
Company law knowledge questions
1. Example of a case report head-note: McLoughlin v O’Brian 1982 (All ER 1982/2, pp.
2. The head-note of Donoghue v Stevenson 1932 (All ER Rep 1932/1, pp.
3. Extract from a statute: the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977 (Crown Copyright, Internet version)