Curso Inglés Jurídico

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The course is aimed at law students and professionals who are non-native English speakers with the focus on the fundamentals of international legal English of Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-American jurisdictions in practice.

The required level of general English proficiency is intermediate to upper intermediate. Course will be held 100% in English.


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The main objectives of the course are
– to increase law practitioners’ range of vocabulary of legal English,
– to practise and increase comprehension of legal texts in various areas of law with a hands-on approach,
– to gain confidence in communicating in applied legal English language, both in speaking and writing
– to extend the knowledge of international legal English practice.


Module 1: The practice of law
Session 1:
1 The Legal System

1.1 Bodies of Law
1.2 Types of law
1.3 Types of Courts
Session 2:
1.4 Legal Professions and Documents in Court
1.5 Legal System in Chile

Module 2: The Language of Tort Law
Session 3:
2.1 What is the Law of Tort?
Module 3: The Language of Criminal law
Session 4:
3.1 Introduction to the Language of Criminal Law
3.2 Case Study

Module 4: Company Law
Session 5:
4 The Language of Company Law – Company formation and management

4.1 Company types (USA/UK/Chile)
4.2 Areas of Company law
4.3 Memorandum of association (UK)
4.4 Articles/certificate of incorporation (USA)
4.5 Corporate governance disputes
Session 6:
4.6 Letter of advice (lawyer to client)
4.7 Company capitalisation/company
4.8 Fundamental changes in a company
Session 7:
4.9 Case Study Company Law

Module 5: The Language of Commercial Law
Session 8:
5.1 Distinct fields of commercial law
5.2 Lawyers and the different areas of commercial activity
5.3 Commercial Agency contract/agreement between an agent and principal in international trade (i.e. ICC Model Commercial Agency Contract)

Module 6: The Language of Contract Law
Session 9:
6.1 Understanding Contracts Elements and style of a contract (UK and US law) vs Chile (offer, acceptance, consideration, intention)
6.2 Contract and statute
Session 10:
6.3 Different types of contracts
6.4 Different parts of a written contract
Session 11:
6.5 Breach of Contract/Going to Court
Session 12:
6.6 Case Study of Contract Law

Module 7: The language of Real Property Law
Session 13:
7.1 Introduction to property law
7.2 Understanding a lease or tenancy agreement

Module 8: The language of Employment Law
Session 14:
8.1 Introduction to employment law
8.2 A case study

Module 9: Law Essays and Exams – Review and Consolidation of Modules 1-8
Session 15:
9.1 Law Essays and Exams
9.2 Review and Consolidation of Modules 1-8

Método o Técnica de Enseñanza

A broadly communicative methodology and a text and task-based approach is used. Pair and group work is an important part of the learning process. The reading texts are authentic or semi-authentic and provide context for international English legal vocabulary.

Requisitos de Certificación

  • Porcentaje (%) mínimo de Asistencia: 85% de Asistencia

La Universidad del Desarrollo se reserva el derecho a dictar o no el programa si no existe el mínimo de participantes requerido.

Docentes del Programa

El listado de docentes está sujeto a confirmación. La Universidad se reserva el derecho de reemplazarlos.

Antecedentes Generales

Maria Cecilia Alcalde

Inicio de clases
Término de programa
RESB San Carlos de Apoquindo
19:00 a 21:15
Valor Arancel
Descuento sobre arancel
20% Alumnos y Ex Alumnos UDD 15% Colegio de Abogados

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