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

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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.
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Table of Contents

To the Student
To the Teacher
Introduction 1
Ch. 1 Origins of the American Legal System 3
Ch. 2 Legal Authorities and Reasoning 33
Ch. 3 Criminal Law 64
Ch. 4 Civil Procedure 95
Ch. 5 Torts 127
Ch. 6 Products Liability 167
Ch. 7 Corporations 196
Ch. 8 Contracts 223
Ch. 9 The Mock Trial 255
Index 267
Table of Cases 275
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