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16/02/2011

ILEC COURSE - Introduction to ILEC

Course for lawyers and law students with a high intermediate command of English.

WITH a focus on the ILEC Test (www.legalenglishtest.org), Cambridge ESOL and Translegal exam, widely recognised by International Law Firms, Bar Associations and  Boston University.

CONTENTS

• Corporate Law• Business associations• Contract• Sale of goods• Real property Debtor-creditor Intellectual property•...

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8/02/2011

Newsletter 2 - Part II

Legal English Update – Newsletter 2

 

http://legalenglishupdate.obolog.com/

Dedicated to the needs of lawyers in the international world 

 

Welcome to the Second Newsletter of Legal English Update. Hope you find this information useful for your profession. It is intended to help you keep abreast of courses, news and useful exercises.

This month,

 

4)    A quiz on the language of...

4/02/2011

Second Newsletter - February 2011

 

Dedicated to the needs of lawyers in the international world 

 

Welcome to the Second Newsletter of Legal English Update. Hope you find this information useful for your profession. It is intended to help you keep abreast of courses, news and useful exercises.

This month,

1)  A selected podcast to practise your listening skills: The transition from a law student to lawyer.

2) Internet...

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11/01/2011

Public Company vs 'Empresa Pública'

by Jonathan Bryce - January 4, 2011

There is often some confusion over the meaning of the term public company. A public company is a reference to a public limited company, which is a company permitted to offer its shares to the general public. This should not be confused with a state-owned company, which is a company owned by the government for the benefit of the general public. Watch video...

28/12/2010

And yet another well-known film on civil litigation

RUNNAWAY JURY (JURADO EN FUGA)

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by Mark Deming

 

Three people attempt to bend justice for their own purposes in this drama based on the best-selling novel by John Grisham. After a man dies in a shooting incident, his wife files a lawsuit against the company that manufactured the gun, with her lawyer, Wendell Rohr (Dustin...

28/12/2010

More on Films (for Lawyers) about Lawyers

A FILM ON CIVIL LITIGATION

Jan Schlichtmann, a tenacious lawyer, is addressed by a group of families. When investigating the seemingly non-profiting case, he finds it to be a major environmental issue that has a lot of impact potential. A leather production company could be responsible for several deadly cases of leukemia, but also is the main employer for the area. Schlichtmann and his...

27/12/2010

Films for Lawyers about Lawyers II

The Paper Chase was a one-hour dramatic series premiering on CBS in 1978 that won great critical praise, garnering the Emmy® for Outstanding New Series.Based on the movie and novel, rural Minnesotan James T. Hart (James Stephens) is unprepared for the life of a first-year law student at an Ivy League law school. In his first class, he elicits the ire of revered and feared contracts professor...