American Legal English: Using Language in Legal Contexts / Edition 2

American Legal English: Using Language in Legal Contexts / Edition 2

by Debra Suzette Lee, Charles Hall, Susan Barone
     
 

American Legal English: Using Language in Legal Contexts provides a basic introduction to the U.S. legal system for nonnative speakers of English. The text provides vital instruction to both law students and legal practitioners by combining elements of law and language to enhance nonnative speakers ability to communicate with their legal counterparts in English..… See more details below

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American Legal English: Using Language in Legal Contexts provides a basic introduction to the U.S. legal system for nonnative speakers of English. The text provides vital instruction to both law students and legal practitioners by combining elements of law and language to enhance nonnative speakers ability to communicate with their legal counterparts in English.. "Reading, writing, listening, and speaking activities are included in each chapter of American Legal English. Many of the activities are collaborative, engaging students' interest and involving them in the learning process. In addition, realia, in the form of cases and statutes, is included so that students become comfortable with legal English and its sometimes difficult syntax.. "Attorney and nonattorney ESP instructors alike will find American Legal English integral to their creation of an effective learning environment in law and language courses.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780472032068
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Publication date:
09/17/2007
Series:
Michigan Series in English for Academic & Professional Purposes
Edition description:
2nd Edition
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
544,946
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

To the Student
To the Teacher
Introduction1
Ch. 1Origins of the American Legal System3
Ch. 2Legal Authorities and Reasoning33
Ch. 3Criminal Law64
Ch. 4Civil Procedure95
Ch. 5Torts127
Ch. 6Products Liability167
Ch. 7Corporations196
Ch. 8Contracts223
Ch. 9The Mock Trial255
Index267
Table of Cases275

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