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ENGLISH FOR LAWYERS III INTRODUCTION
Textbook: n Sočanac, L. ; Matijašević, M; JavornikČubrić, M; Husinec, S; Horvatić-Bilić, I. English for the Legal Profession. Zagreb: Narodne novine, 2017.
Teaching materials n n n Foreign Language Department web page: Presentations Additional materials
General Dictionaries n n n Bujas, Željko, Veliki hrvatsko-engleski rječnik. - Zagreb: Nakladni zavod Globus, 1999 Bujas, Željko, Veliki englesko-hrvatski rječnik. - Zagreb : Nakladni zavod Globus, Advanced Learner’s Dictionaries (Collins Cobuild, Oxford, Longman)
Online dictionaries www. eudict. com n glosbe. com n
Law Dictionaries n Gačić, Milica, Englesko-hrvatski rječnik prava, međunarodnih i poslovnih odnosa. - Zagreb: Školska knjiga, 2010.
Law Dictionaries n n Black's Law Dictionary / ed. Bryan A. Garner. - Thomson West, 2004. Collin, P. H. , Dictionary of Law. - London : Bloomsbury, 2004 Osborn’s Concise Law Dictionary. - Sweet and Maxwell, 2001 Oxford Dictionary of Law / ed. Martin, E. A. ; Law, J. . - Oxford University Press, 2006.
TIMETABLE ENGLISH III MONDAY 17. 00 -18. 30 (Dv. II) n n n n 2 Oct. Introduction 9 Oct. UNIT 14. Criminal Law I 16 Oct. UNIT 14. Criminal Law II 23 Oct. UNIT 15. The Law of Torts I 30 Oct. UNIT 15. The Law of Torts II 6 Nov. UNIT 16. Contract Law I 20 Nov. Unit 16. Contract Law II
TIMETABLE ENGLISH III MONDAY 17. 00 -18. 30 (Dv. II) 27 Nov. UNIT 17: Family Law I n 4 Dec. UNIT 17: Family Law II n 11 Dec. UNIT 18. Company Law I n 18 Dec. UNIT 18. Company Law II 8 Jan. UNIT 19: Employment Law I 15 Jan. UNIT 19: Employment Law II n 22 Jan. Written Exam n
PREPARING YOUR PAPER n n n 1. Collect as much material as you can 2. Organize your materials 3. Structure your paper: n n 1. Introduction 2. Elaboration 3. Conclusion References
STRUCTURE n Name TITLE n Abstract (A short summary of what you are going to write about) 1. Introduction. n n n 1. 1. Definition 1. 2. Historical Background/ Theoretical Background/or Problems addressed n n n 2. The main argument 3. Conclusion References: Oakland, John (2000), British Civilization : an Introduction. - 4 th ed. - London; New York : Routledge. SUMMARY
Quoting n n n n “If the question is asked: ‘what is the role of law in society? ’ a common response would be ‘to maintain order’. Much public debate and political rhetoric links ‘law’ and ‘order’. There are two problems with this response. First it is extremely ambiguous. There is no single concept of order, but rather a variety of orders in relation to which the law may play a role” (Partington 2006: 13) References Partington, Martin (2006), An Introduction to the English Legal System. - 3 rd ed. - Oxford University Press.
PARAGRAPHING n n A paragraph: several sentences contained in the topic (or key) sentence The topic sentence: usually the first one, contains the main idea or topic The other sentences support it by adding further information or examples A paragraph should link logically with previous and following paragraphs
Paragraphing: exercise n n n A) It is mainly formal, impersonal and objective. B) In most of these the writer is expected to include references to other writing or research C) Academic writing is a particular kind of writing that can be recognised by its style. D) These include essays, research reports and articles, case studies, surveys, dissertations, theses, and examination papers. E) Other distinctive features will depend upon the specific types of academic writing
Papers: P-O-W-E-R n n n Produce (something worth saying) Organize Write Edit Refine
PRESENTATION 1. Think of your audience n 2. Structure your presentation: n a) Start by saying what you are going to talk about n b) Focus on the most important points with good illustrative examples n c) Sum up n
STRUCTURE: BEGINNING n n n Introduce yourself (Good morning/afternoon/evening. My name is. . . I’m going to speak to you today about. . . ) Make an impact – say something that will make the audience want to listen to you Give a preview of the argument you are going to present
MIDDLE n Divide speech into a few manageable points (‘I’m going to make a couple of points today. Briefly, these are. . . ’ n n Place them in a logical order Demonstrate how each point contributes to the main theme of the presentation
END n Indicate that you have reached the end of your presentation (And finally. . . ; In conclusion. . . ) n n Summarise the key points of your presentation (‘By way of summary. . . ’) End with a clear, decisive statement (‘The most important effect of all this is. . . ’)
Structure: Summary n n 1) Beginning: start by saying what you are going to talk about (“Tell them what you’re going to tell them”) 2) Middle: most important points with good illustrative examples (“Tell them”) 3) End: sum up (“Tell them again what you’ve told them”) 4) Invite questions
Throughout n n n Project your voice so that everyone can hear you Maintain eye contact with your audience Use visual aids to illustrate your points Avoid contradicting yourself Do not use vague or trivial language Do not assert that something is true without backing it up with evidence
CHECKLIST: Preparation n Consider your audience. What are they interested in? What do they need to know? What is the best way of presenting it? Consider what visual aids you will be using Check the equipment
Power-point n n n DO NOT put too much text on a slide (no more than 6 lines) Text large enough for everyone to see Be careful about background colours and pictures
Points to remember n n n 1. Check and practise the pronunciation of difficult words 2. Pay attention to your intonation 3. If possible, do not read (notes preferable to reading a full text) 4. Use visual aids, or write on the blackboard to stress your point 5. Do not forget about your TIMING!!! (15 min for 3 presenters+5 min for discussion)
Team presentations n n Choose who will lead the presentation Divide your topics Rehearse how each person will hand over to the next Identify what each person will be doing while another is speaking
K-I-S-S n n Keep It Short and Simple
A few quotations… n n Writing is the hardest way of earning a living, with the posible exception of wrestling alligators. (Olin Miller) It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good spontaneus speech. (Mark Twain)
STUDENT-MENTORS n n If your English is good enough, you can help your colleagues on a regular basis (1 session a week) If you have problems with your English, contact a student mentor at the beginning of the academic year (web page)
Tempus reading room n n TMT 3 (basement) Opening hours: Monday – Friday 10. 0014. 00 h