Universität Wien FIND

030594 KU International Legal English II (2021W)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 3 - Rechtswissenschaften
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung


Hinweis: Ihr Anmeldezeitpunkt innerhalb der Frist hat keine Auswirkungen auf die Platzvergabe (kein "first come, first served").


max. 25 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch


Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Mittwoch 13.10. 11:00 - 13:00 Digital
Mittwoch 20.10. 11:00 - 13:00 Digital
Mittwoch 27.10. 11:00 - 13:00 Digital
Mittwoch 03.11. 11:00 - 13:00 Digital
Mittwoch 10.11. 11:00 - 13:00 Digital
Mittwoch 17.11. 11:00 - 13:00 Digital
Mittwoch 24.11. 11:00 - 13:00 Digital
Mittwoch 01.12. 11:00 - 13:00 Digital
Mittwoch 15.12. 11:00 - 13:00 Digital
Mittwoch 12.01. 11:00 - 13:00 Digital
Mittwoch 19.01. 11:00 - 13:00 Digital


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

The course is intended as a preparation for legal work using the English language, with a special emphasis on corporate law. The course helps develop competence and confidence in working in English by improving skills in the four language areas,: reading, writing, speaking and listening.
Students will improve their ability to read and understand legal texts as well as their ability to write common legal texts, especially letters and memoranda. Students will improve their listening skills and strengthen their speaking skills.
The aim is to help students become familiar with legal English so that they are able to express themselves on a range of legal matters using accurate legal terminology, e.g., when working with foreign colleagues and clients. The course is designed to prepare students whose first language is not English to function efficiently, in terms of language ability, in the international legal environment.
The teaching adopts a highly participatory format, encouraging students to take part in discussion. A variety of modern and interactive teaching tools are employed to make the learning attractive and effective. The focus lies on practical applications of the authentic language of the law and improvement of students´ productive skills, achieved by engaging in conversations on legal matters and role plays. The tasks are based on realistic tasks of the kind legal practitioners would expect to encounter in their daily working lives. Although teaching underlying knowledge is a component of the course, the course is primarily a language course with a strong focus on linguistic proficiency and knowledge.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

At the conclusion, there is a written test consisting of “Readingˮ (60 minutes) and “Listeningˮ (20 minutes). Reading involves the following tasks: gap-filling, multiple choice, word formation, and matching. Listening involves gap-filling and multiple-choice questions.
The focus lies on testing grammatical and lexical knowledge and semantic precision and not knowledge of the law.
The use of dictionaries is not permitted during the test.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

To be discussed.


Formation of a contract
Validity of a contract
Terms of a contract
Breach of contract
Discharge of a contract
Sale of goods
Employment law
Real property law
Intellectual property


Sylvia Kummer: The Language of Company and Contract, BoD, 2nd edition, 2017

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Do 23.03.2023 00:13