SUMMER PROGRAM: Legal & Business English Course - How to operate effectively for your international clients, using the best legal and business terminology. Full dual networking, between students, and equally with lecturers, that will enable students to have a swifter U.S. business experience.
Objectives and Students
The objective of this program is to essentially offer an in-depth look into Legal and Business English and the legal and corporate system, in the U.S.A. This will allow the student to become aware of the crucial differences with other systems and understand the legal and business culture.
Lawyers are increasingly coming into contact with professionals from other countries, which often makes it necessary to work with all types of legal and corporate documents in English, and to use the language as an effective form of written and spoken communication to do business in the U.S.A.
The fact that the course is given entirely in English, necessarily implies that students shall have to carry out tasks and communicate with the lecturers and lawyers in English, which in turn will be of aid to them to acquire fluency and solid communication skills.
Methodology and Structure
Classes are held in New York City, the perfect location to take a Legal and Business course in the United States and the Course includes training and workshops from the class and in some cases from Law Firms and Courts where the students will meet American Lawyers and experience the environment.
The course will permit students to acquire a solid legal and business vocabulary through the exercises carried out and specialized materials used during the classes.
Classes will take place during the mornings at the New York Law School and during the afternoons the students may have the possibility to attend some case studies from the class or Law Firms from Manhattan.
Introduction to American Legal Reasoning
The style of common law arguments and the IRAC writing method (issue-rule, application-conclusion).
Writing for American Courts
Preparing analytical memoranda for clients and persuasive writing in court motions; the ideal of plain English writing and avoidance of legalese.
Contract Drafting (I)
The basics of American contracts; structure, style, essential elements and pitfalls.
Contract Drafting (II)
Special issues in more complex contractual arrangements and international transactions.
The preparation of filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission both in the ordinary course of business and in the context of specific capital market transactions.
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