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Бакалавриат 2015/2016

Деловая и профессиональная коммуникация

Статус: Курс обязательный (Юриспруденция)
Направление: 40.03.01. Юриспруденция
Кто читает: Кафедра иностранных языков (Нижний Новгород)
Когда читается: 3-й курс, 1-3 модуль
Преподаватели: Мартынова Наталья Анатольевна (ведет семинары и принимает экзамены/зачеты), Попова Татьяна Петровна (автор, ведет семинары и принимает экзамены/зачеты), Соснин Алексей Владимирович (ведет семинары и принимает экзамены/зачеты)
Язык: английский
Кредиты: 5

Business and Professional Communication (in English)

1.     Outline

The aim of the course is to build students’ communicative competency, which enables them to provide effective information exchange in English in their professional (legal) area.

The course includes basics of knowledge on Common Law jurisdictions as well as the Russian legislation;

extensive reading of legal texts; involvement in discussions, role plays, debates, case studies, simulations, giving oral presentations;

writing business letters and memos to lawyers and clients, doing research on a legal topic and writing an essay;

conducting lawyer-client interviews, participating in negotiations of contracts;

understanding legalese while listening to presentations, conversations, lectures on legal topics.

The final output is taking a course exam in legal English.

Instructors:T.P.Popova, A.V. Sosnin

Credit points: 5

Faculty: LAW

Language: English

Level: Bachelor

Academic hours:total -  180 (52 - classroom training)


2.     Syllabus

Career in the law: Bodies of Law. Types of law. Legal education

Contract law: Formation of contracts. Remedies. Case study

Tort law: Negligence. Frivolous cases.

Criminal law: types of offences

Company law; Formation, running, liquidation

Commercial law: commercial agencies. Case study

Real property law: Lease and license. Transferring title on property.

Litigation and arbitration: advantages and disadvantages of ADR

International law: sourses, conflict of laws cases. Case study

Comparative law: giving presentations



1) Krois-Lindner, A. Introduction to International Legal English: a course for classroom or self-study use: Student’s Book / A.  Krois-Lindner, M. Firth; TransLegal. – 4th ed. – Cambridge University Press, 2012.

2) Lebauer, R.S. Learn to Listen. Listen to Learn. Academic Listening and Note-Taking / R.S. Lebauer. – 3rd Edition. – Part 1. – Pearson-Longman, 2010. – 189 p. – ISBN 9780138140014.

3) Попова, Т.П. Legal Listening: Учебно-методические материалы по аудированию для студентов 2-го и 3-го курсов факультета права [на англ. языке] / Т.П. Попова. – Н. Новгород: Изд-во НФ ГУ ВШЭ, 2009. – 65 с.

4) Попова, Т.П. Legal Reading: Учебно-методическое пособие по чтению для студентов 3-го курса факультета права [на англ. языке] / Т.П. Попова. – Н.Новгород: Изд-во НФ ГУ ВШЭ, 2007. – 71 с.


3.     Prerequisites

Students normally need to have passed IELTS exam on completing the courses of English (1-2 years at University) at B2-C1 level.

4.     Authors:associate professors of foreign languages department of HSE

T.P. Popova, E.N.Merkulova, T.A. Nenasheva

5.     Exam type

1)     Written tests on Listening and Reading (legal English)

2)     Oral exam: - giving a talk on a legal topic

-         engagement in a conversation with a partner

-         answering examiners’ questions