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Effective Communication in Legal English

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4 weeks
49 USD
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4 weeks
49 USD
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Course description

Effective Communication in Legal English

The English language is becoming increasingly important, not only when studying law, but also when working as a lawyer. The idea that the law is limited only to internal legislation and, therefore, to a single language, is prescribed. This is due to the fact that the law is not alien to international dynamics derived from globalization; it is even your regulator, channeler and catalyst.

This is how in most jobs in legal matters, in the national jurisdiction, regardless of the area of law, English is perceived as a necessity. Therefore, it is often used as a filter in various vacancies.

However, in the practice of law, as in some other professions, it is not enough to just speak English, but it is necessary to communicate effectively in that language. This implies a more technical knowledge and a certain relationship with different uses and practices of it, both in written and verbal form, and in different settings (formal and informal).

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Training content

Semana 1: Common Law (United States and United Kingdom)

  • ****Main features of common law
  • Judicial System

Semanas 2 Specialized Vocabulary

  • ****Contract Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Tax law and international trade law

Semana 3: Writing Emails

  • General Principles
  • Structure of emails

Course delivery details

This course is offered through Universidad del Rosario, a partner institute of EdX.

4-6 hours per week


  • Verified Track -$49
  • Audit Track - Free

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What you'll learn

  • Identify the differences between the United Kingdom and the United States with reference to Common Law.
  • Describe technical terms related to various branches of law
  • Determine the essential elements for the effective construction of emails in the professional field.
  • Understand and use specialized vocabulary in different areas of law.
  • Write formal and informal texts in the exercise of the profession.

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