Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course intends to provide the students with the necessary tools for the comprehension and the analysis of legal writing in English, with a focus on documents for international relations.
Course contents summary
Introduction to Common Law legal language: lexical, textual and discursive aspects. Use of English in textual practices and discourse of international relations. Analysis of legal authentic texts, with a focus on international contracts. Discussion of cases.
Giuliana Garzone, Rita Salvi, Legal English. Seconda Edizione, Milano, EGEA, 2007 (in particolare i capitoli 1, 2, 3, 4 5, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16.
Each week, we will discuss and analyze in class legal texts of international and European law.
Assessment methods and criteria
The final exam consists in verifying the understanding of a text studied in class and and in discussion of two chapters chosen from outlined list given in the references