The globalization has laid way for citizen and companies operates between diverse countries. An exponential increase of transnational relations require professionals handling with all kind of legal documents and skills of international communication.
Firms, legal consultant's offices and company&rsquo,s legal departments demand professionals who certified their knowledge in legal English guaranted by a high quality training program.
The Centro de Estudios Garrigues, with the advising of the Legal European Studies Center of Columbia Law School, New York, offers the possibility for obtaining the Certification in Anglo-American Law attending the module designed for studing fundamentals of common law and basic legal aspects of the international relations.
In order to complete the legal English training and guarantee the learning of participants with an official certificate, the program is completed by another module whose primary target is to train participants in the different scopes of legal English to obtain the International Legal English Certification (ILEC) issued by the University of Cambridge.
Who should attend:
* Professionals of the law and legal advising
* Last years university students and
* Those people who somehow are linked to the law.
An English test for measuring the level of knowledge of the participant have to be done in the application process
* To provide to those who develop their professional activity in legal areas, a training in English that enables them to study anglo american legal methodology and to obtain the International Legal English Certification (ILEC) expeded by the University of Cambridge.
* To train the participants in terminologies, expressions, concepts, styles, etc, that allows them to comfortably develop their legal activity in an international scope.
* To improve the writing and conversation skills in legal scope.
ILEC is an official certificate issued by the University of Cambridge that evaluate the participant&rsquo,s legal English level and capacity to effectively develop their activity in international legal surroundings.
This certificate evaluates the skills of the English language at the level B2 and C1 of European common framework. The exam will take 3.5 hours and consists of four tests: reading, writing, listening and conversation. It is developed twice a year: May and November.
The participant will have to demonstrate his capacity to use the English in practical and real situations within a legal professional context like participating in meetings, expressing professional opinions, developing public presentations, understanding legal texts, etc.
The program is made up of two modules of contents:
* Anglo American Law Module
* International Legal English Module
The participant will develop an initial English test on which the work groups will be formed.
At any moment participants will work with real legal texts, as much for the speaking exercises like for writing exercises. In addition it will be solved any grammar difficulty that appears during the program.
The program has been designed in order to study the Anglo American Law and to promote participant handles the essential structures, the fundamental vocabulary and the communication skills, because of that in each session it will be putting in practice the four skills of language:
Reading, listening, writing and speaking.
ANGLO AMERICAN LAW METHODOLOGY
Participants will work in 10 knowledge areas about Anglo American legal procedures and legal skills for lawyers. Keynote practitioner speakers, &ldquo,who have been there and done it&rdquo,, will offer significant insight into the practical nature of giving legal advisory in and international context.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Professionals of the law and legal advising, last years university students and those people who somehow are linked to the law.
An English test for measuring the level of knowledge of the participant have to be done in the application process.
INTERNATIONAL LEGAL ENGLISH.
ANGLO AMERICAN LAW MODULE
U.S. CONTRACT LAW (4 hours)
The Fundamentals of American Law, Ch. 9: Formation of Contracts
Interpretation of Contracts
Issues in Performance of Contracts
Grounds for Nonperformance of Contracts
Breaches and Repudiations of Contracts
Remedies for Breaches of Contracts
U.S. CONTRACT (II) & BUSSINESS LAW (4 hours)
Offer, acceptance, consideration, performance, breach, remedies, estoppel
LEGAL COMMUNICATION AND PERSUATION IN THE US LEGAL SYSTEM (4 hours)
How to write: the IRAC form
Writing to a Partner: the Office Memorandum (Objetive Writing)
Writing to a Judge: the Motion (Persuasive Writing)
Writing to a Client: the Status letter (Informative Writing)
Oral Argument: the Motion hearing (Oral Persuasion)
INTERNATIONAL TAX LAW (4 hours)
The Principles of International Taxation
International Double Taxation: Issues and Remedies
International Antiabuse Measures
TORT LAW (4 hours)
Negligence: Duty, Breach, Causation, Injury, Strict Liability, Products Liability
INTERNATIONAL LEGAL ENGLISH MODULE
COMPANY LAW (10 hours)
Company formation and management:
Introduction to Company Law. Memorandum of association. Limited Liability Partnership Bill. Corporate governance.
Company formation. Forming a business in the UK.
Introduction to Company Capitalization. Shareholders and supervisory boards. New legislation. A rights issue.
Fundamental changes in a company:
Introduction to changes in companies. Spin-offs. The minutes of a meeting. Shareholder rights. Explaining legal aspects of an acquisition.
CONTRACTS (10 hours)
Introduction to contract formation. A covenant. E-contracts. Contract negotiation.
Liquidated damages. Understanding contract clauses. Types of breach.
Assignment and third-party rights:
Contract Assignation. Understanding contract clauses. Preparing a lawsuit and developing an argument. A closing argument.
EMPLOYMENT LAW (4 hours)
EU Directives on employment.
A sex discrimination case.
Unfair dismissal. Liability risks.
An employment tribunal claim.
SALE OF GOODS (2 hours)
Introduction to Sale of Goods Legislation.
Retention of title.
Legal writing seminar on drafting clauses.
REAL PROPERTY LAW(2 hours)
Introduction to property law.
A law firm´,s practice areas.
Understanding a lease or tenancy agreement.
Buying a house in Spain. Easements.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (2 hours)
Introduction to intellectual property.
Business method patents.
Trade-mark statutes. &ldquo,Copyright&rdquo,.
NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS (2 hours)
Introduction. Promissory note.
Legislation governing electronic negotiable instruments. Drafting a promissory note.
DEBTOR-CREDITOR (2 hours)
Introduction. Statutes governing attachment.
A career as an Insolvency practitioner. Job opportunities in insolvency.
COMPETITION LAW (2 hours)
Introduction. Anti-competitive activities and antitrust measures in the EU.
Changes in merger regulation.
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW (2 hours)
Legal framework (application and enforcement) International treaties and conventions.
Penalties, damages and actions.
TEST DEVELOPMENT (16 hours)
SECURED TRANSACTIONS (2 hours)
Introduction to secured transactions.
A security agreement. Intellectual property in secured transactions.
D. Scott Wishart
D. Aaron J. Schuler
D. Ángel Calleja
D. Christopher S. Davis
D. Michael Collier
DATE AND SCHEDULE
The program will be fully developed in English.
The duration of the program is 96 hours, that will be developed on
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from January to June.
The participant has the opportunity to apply just for the Anglo American
Law Module. It will be developed on Saturdays from January to June.
Also participants could apply just for the International Legal English
Module, that will be developed on Tuesdays and Thursdays from January
In the Legal International English Module it is included the book &ldquo,Legal International English + Audio CDs + Answers&rdquo, published by Cambridge University Press and documentation about expressions, vocabulary, exercises test for preparing the exam, etc.
In the Anglo American Law Module it is included the book &ldquo,Anglo American Law Fundamentals&rdquo, and documentation about contracts, practice cases, etc.
The ILEC Examination is developed by Cambridge University, which will be realized in British Council facilities. Exam fees are not included in the program application fees.
Duration: 96 hours
Schedule: The program will be developed on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from January to June.
* Anglo American Law Module: It will be developed on Saturdays from January to June.
* International Legal English that will be developed on Tuesdays and Thursdays from January to May.
Training mode: In classroom course
Dedication: Part time
Total hours: 96 hours