Learn Legal English

$99

As English has become the dominant language of business globally, so Legal English has followed in its footsteps. With over 30 hours of learning spread across ten modules, studying with us will not only teach you the right English but greater confidence to comprehend and argue points of law across various jurisdictions, particularly if you are working internationally. Check below to see what you will learn and achieve by the end of this course.

  • 30 hours of on demand e-learning plus other resources
  • Speech Training app to help perfect your pronunciation
  • Vocabulary app to help with specific terminology
  • Three months unlimited usage
  • Access from any platform or device anytime

To get the most from this courses you need to ideally be C1 on the CEFR or level C on the CASAS scale. You should be able to understand a range of demanding and longer text and recognise implicit meanings. You’ll need to be able to express yourself fluently without much obvious searching for expression. You can use language flexibly and effective in professional and social situations.

By the end of this course on Legal English, you will:

  • Grow your confidence to become a competent legal professional in English language
  • Finesse your speaking as you connect your commercial law training with the international English terminology
  • Develop your technical listening skills, able to understand the terms and pronunciation of specific terms
  • Improve your reading skills demanded of this profession
  • Master writing skills that are essential for this illustrious profession
  • Develop your grammar to help understand and structure your essential writing skills

Throughout the course you will develop key skills as you cover the following topics

  • US company law and formation
  • International contracts
  • Commercial law
  • Anti-trust and competition
  • IP protection
  • Bankruptcy and Tort law
  • Employment law
  • International ligitation

The course includes:

  • 30 hours of on demand e-learning
  • Speech Training app to help refine your pronunciation
  • Vocabulary app to help with specific terminology
  • Three months unlimited access
  • Access from any platform or device anytime

Prior knowledge

This course is for barristers, commercial lawyers, paralegals, notaries and anyone in a legal environment. You should have English to a level B2 on the CEFR of B on the CAFAS scale as a minimum but ideally C1 to ensure you are able to translate your learning more effectively. If you’re studying or have studied commercial law, this will also help immerse you in the learning. As you develop your career, there will be a constant requirement to not only refresh and update existing technical learning but also to develop new skills and ways of thinking and behaving.

Technical Skills

Whether you’re in production, distribution, sales, finance, human resources or management your technical skills will always need to keep up with the latest developments in technology and change. The learning for this will generally come from your peers, industry trends and specialised training.

New skills

However, as you move up in seniority through an organisation or become and entrepreneur, you will be faced with learning a much wider array of skills. You will need to learn how to be a generalist but with the ability to look at the whole of a business and how it all interlocks.

People Skills

Most importantly, you will need to master your own behaviours and character and emotional intelligence in order to influence, inspire and bring people along with your vision. Your career, personal and professional development should never stop, whether you are learning because of a company or professional body requirement or whether you are just wanting to grow.

ALWAYS BE LEARNING!

Module One: Getting an Internship

  • Speaking: Discuss law school and intern experiences.
  • Listening: Find out about internships and paralegals. Work responsibilities.
  • Reading: Profile of an international law firm. Job interview tips and a legal career flyer.
  • Writing: Job application cover letter. Performance evaluation report.
  • Grammar: Present Simple. Present continuous. Stative Verbs. Tag Questions. Pronouns. Future Simple. Future Be.
  • Module Test

Module Two: Creating a Company

  • Speaking: Types of stock dissolution. Fee structures. Legal advantages of corporations. Mergers. Options for different business entities.
  • Listening: Form a company. Manage or restructure a corporation. Raise corporate capital.
  • Reading: Checklist of documents required to form a corporation. Fee structures and billing practices. Notes on business entity options. Discussion points on corporate governance.
  • Writing: Drafting articles of incorporation. Drafting legal clauses.
  • Grammar: Past Simple. Past Continuous. Adjectives and Adverbs.
  • Module Test

Module Three: International Contracts

  • Speaking: Explaining privity of contract. Negotiating payment terms, termination, warranties and trial periods. Exclusivity and first refusal.
  • Listening: Assignment of contract. Breach of contract. Letter of Intent.
  • Reading: Distribution Agreements. Assignment clause. Letter of Intent. Privity of contract.
  • Writing: Reply to a Letter of Intent. Draft a Distribution Agreement.
  • Grammar: Conditionals. Relative clauses.
  • Module Test

Module Four: Commercial Law

  • Speaking: Advise a holder in due course. Ask questions on a tax shelter. Deal with multiple claims to collateral. Explain the basis of a bargain.
  • Listening: Define intangible and personal property. Bad investment in commercial paper. Client fraud. E-commerce chargebacks. Identity theft.
  • Reading: International tax planning. Negotiable instruments. Sale of Goods Agreement.
  • Writing: Drafting a security agreement. Complete W9 tax forms.
  • Grammar: Passive. Past simple. Past continuous. Future Present. Continuous.
  • Module Test

Module Five: Anti-trust and Competition

  • Speaking: Define a monopoly. Predatory pricing. Tie-in arrangements. China’s anti-monopoly law. International anti-trust regulations. The MaC clause.
  • Listening: Advising a client facing anti-monopoly charges. A merger proposal. Shareholder rights.
  • Reading: Changes in US competition law. Position paper on anti-competitive regulations. Articles on horizontal cartels and illegal mergers.
  • Writing: Draft a Merger Deal. Draft legal clauses.
  • Grammar: Present perfect simple. Past simple. Present perfect continuous. Tag questions.
  • Module Test

Module Six: IP Protection

  • Speaking: Use trade secrets as collateral. Copyright infringement.
  • Listening: Assess intangible collateral. Protect copyright material.
  • Reading: Patents. Trademarks. Infringement of copyright.
  • Writing: Filing a Patent claim. Responding to a Cease and Desist letter.
  • Grammar: Modals. Semi-modals. Adjectives.
  • Module Test

Module Seven: Bankruptcy Law

  • Speaking: Chapter 7, 11, 13 and 15 of the US Bankruptcy Code. Advise a client who has a lot of debt. Advise a client who is owed a lot of money.
  • Listening: EU Insolvency Law.
  • Reading: Insolvency procedures. The US Bankruptcy Code. Filing for Chapter 11.
  • Writing: Letter to client about Chapter 11. Bankruptcy Petitions.
  • Grammar: Countable and uncountable nouns. Gerunds. Infinitives.
  • Module Test

Module Eight: Dealing with Tort Law

  • Speaking: Advise on a pre-trial settlement, alternative dispute resolution and the discovery process. Talk to an expert witness.
  • Listening: Compare mediation and arbitration. Class action procedures in Tort Law. Appeal a Damages award.
  • Reading: A checklist in preparing for a trial. Principles of Class Actions. Detailing a summary of Judgment.
  • Writing: Letter to a potential Class Action litigant. Letter summarizing a Judgment and Court Order.
  • Grammar: Reported speech. Nouns. Quantifiers.
  • Module Test

Module Nine: International Litigation

  • Speaking: International disputes: The ICC, ICJ & WTO.
  • Listening: Dispute settlement at the WTO. Start an ICC investigation.
  • Reading: Lawyer’s notes on the procedure for WTO appeals. Handouts about ICC trials and the ICJ.
  • Writing: A letter to the ICC. Drafting Legal Clauses, Statues and rulings.
  • Grammar: Nouns. Conditionals.
  • Module Test

Module Ten: Employment Law.

  • Speaking: Advice on Breach of Confidentiality. Disability issues. Heealth and Safety issues. Suing for harassment. Advise an employee who has been unjustly fired.
  • Listening: Employee and employer rights. Industrial espionage. Discrimination in the workplace.
  • Reading: Age discrimination. US trade union law. Osha Fatal Facts.
  • Writing: Advise on combating harassment at work.
  • Grammar: Review of tenses. Time expressions. Used to.
  • Module Test

How can we help?

Are you an organisation, institution or tutor looking for a comprehensive learning solution for you and your teams and students? We have a portfolio of general and specialised English language and business short courses that are available online and on-demand as well as for a blended solution in the classroom environment or delivered via live webinar based tuition.

These ready to go courses cover all key areas of adult professional English language learning as well as a catalog of short courses covering finance & operations, sales & marketing, human resources to administration and management. As well as hard skills that range from elementary to advanced, there is an array of people and soft skill development.

Our e-learning is comprehensive, up to date and produced by a high quality learning and editorial team. It combines the latest in business thinking with the latest in learning technology. Learning can be delivered wholly online through self-study, with virtual tutor support or in a group & classroom environment by our qualified trainers.

  • All online learning is tracked and courses can be used as part of a personal development plan
  • Learners can study out of hours or in breaks with bite-size learning
  • Get management reports on learner progress
  • Cost efficiently solve any training, compliance, insurance, regulatory or union requirements
  • Choose and pay for only the courses you need or look at our library models for even greater value
  • No lock-in contracts – pay monthly or get a highly competitive price for annual and multi-year commitments
  • No big installations necessary – a simple web browser is all that’s needed to get started
  • New courses being added all the time

If you want to know more, get in touch with Connor, Marius, Stephen or Adam  for more information.