Cambridge University Legal English Certificate (ILEC)

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COURSE BEGINS

April 22, 2014

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course prepares its students for work as lawyers in commercial law offices where English is the working language. The full course contains 60 hours of lessons plus 50 hours of home study tasks and a further 25 hours of tasks involving international legal research to cement the participant’s ability to practice International law. The lessons explain and increase knowledge and ability to use legal English words and phrases correctly by requiring the participants to read, watch, listen and speak. The course also uses the textbook and C D's - International Legal English published by Cambridge University Press. The course is intended also as preparation for the Cambridge University International Legal English Certificate (ILEC) Exam which is now held monthly in different cities around the world.

The course teaches legal English vocabulary and basic Commercial Law and also develops the professional skills the participants will need to work as a lawyer in a professional law office.

THE COURSE INCLUDES Show more

1. Genuine legal documents
2. Video-conferencing lessons and CDs containing hundreds of exercises of reading, writing and listening.
3. Real case studies so you can practice the law and vocabulary learnt
4. Full I L E C exam preparation with sample tasks, exam advice and a sample ILEC exam from Cambridge
Company Law -   The law and vocabulary relating to the formation, capitalization and management of companies, changes in company structure, the issuing and transfer of shares, M and A.
Contract Law -   The many types of commercial contracts covering making contracts, remedies, assignment and third-party rights
Employment Law -   Western employer-employee relationships  - including dismissal, tribunals, unions, discrimination
Sale of Goods   -   The law and vocabulary relating to sales and purchase of products and services, including Fitness for purpose, warranties, exclusion clauses, proper title.
Real Property   -   Models of sale, purchase, transfer and mortgage of land, including equitable rights and rights over land generally.
Intellectual Property   -   The Law of copyright, patents and trademarks and the vocabulary used in this area of law
Negotiable Instruments   -   Cheques, negotiable instruments, bearer bonds and other forms of paper documents which can be used instead of cash.
Secured Transactions   -   covering the ways in which payment for commercial or other debts can be secured and protected by charges and documentation giving rights over the possessions of the borrower/debtor.
Debtor-Creditor Law   -   The law and vocabulary of the protection of creditors and enforcement of payment of the debt by the debtor.
Competition Law    -    E U, U K and U S aspects of anti-competition law, such as predatory pricing, abuse of dominant market position plus the essential vocabulary for this area of law.
 
There will be a Final Examination to test the participant’s knowledge of law and use of the vocabulary taught during the course.

COURSE CONTENTS Show more

Course contents

Company Law I, II & III   -   The law and vocabulary relating to the formation, capitalization and management of companies, changes in company structure, the issuing and transfer of shares, M and A.
 
Contract Law I, II & III   -   The law and vocabulary of many types of commercial contracts covering making contracts, remedies, assignment and third-party rights
 
Employment Law - The law and vocabulary of western employer-employee relationships  - including dismissal, tribunals, unions, discrimination)

Sale of Goods   -   The law and vocabulary relating to sales and purchase of products and services, including Fitness for purpose, warranties, exclusion clauses, proper title.

Real Property   -   The law and vocabulary of the Anglo-Saxon countries’ models of sale, purchase, transfer and mortgage of land, including equitable rights and rights over land generally.

Intellectual Property   -   The section covers the Law of copyright, patents and trademarks and the vocabulary used in this area of law

Negotiable Instruments   -   The law and vocabulary of cheques, negotiable instruments, bearer bonds and other forms of paper documents which can be used instead of cash.

Secured Transactions 
  -   The section covers the ways in which payment for commercial or other debts can be secured and protected by charges and other documents giving rights over the possessions of the borrower/debtor.

Debtor-Creditor Law   -   The law and vocabulary of the protection of creditors and enforcement of payment of the debt by the debtor.

Competition Law   -   The section deals with E U, U K and U S aspects of anti-competition law, such as predatory pricing, abuse of dominant market position plus the essential vocabulary for this area of law.
 
There will be a Final Examination to test the participant’s knowledge of law and use of the vocabulary taught during the course.

COURSE TERMINOLOGY Show more

The course covers over 500 of the most commonly used legal English words and phrases which lawyers need to know in order to practice commercial law successfully.

COURSE DURATION

The full course contains 60 hours of video conference lessons using our advanced video conferencing facility allowing you to see and speak with other members of the group and the instructor. You will also have to complete another 50 hours of home study tasks in your own time and a further 25 hours of tasks carrying out International legal research to cement your ability to practice International law.

MATERIALS FOR STUDENTS

Coursebook - International Legal English, published by Cambridge University Press, plus 2 C D's and an exam practice C D
Participants will also have access to the Course archive library to view past lessons and exercises to review progress and revise past topics.

TEACHER

Michael Govind