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Legal English


Legal English


Anno accademico 2020/2021

Codice dell'attività didattica
Prof. Pier Giuseppe Monateri (Titolare del corso)
Corso di studi
Laurea in Global Law and Transnational Studies - a Torino (D.M. 270/2004) [0707L31]
1° anno
Periodo didattico
Primo semestre
Per la prova finale e per la conoscenza della lingua straniera di base
SSD dell'attività didattica
NN/00 - nessun settore scientifico
Modalità di erogazione
Lingua di insegnamento
Modalità di frequenza
Tipologia d'esame

Sommario insegnamento


Obiettivi formativi

Legal English is an After-School Course designed to introduce students to the common law and civil law judicial and legislative systems.


Risultati dell'apprendimento attesi


to assess candidates' ability to operate in English in an international legal environment;

to allow candidates to demonstrate their ability to communicate in English with colleagues;

to allow candidates to demonstrate to educational and training institutions their ability;

to follow a course of legal study where a significant portion of the instruction is in English;

to have a positive and beneficial impact on the content and delivery of English language training courses for legal purposes;

to provide an examination to do this which is fair to all candidates and which is delivered to international standards;

to allow test users to compare candidates' results with other qualifications which are linked to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.


Modalità di insegnamento


Online lessons with .ppt audio slides and assignments for students.

Please remember to enroll in the course clicking on the icon "Registrati al Corso" (Enroll me) and to access the Moodle page ("Vai a Moodle"): here, you will find week after week all didactic material concerning the class of Legal English (a.a. 2020-2021).


Modalità di verifica dell'apprendimento

Attendants and non-attendants:

Multiple-choice exam based on:

Alison Riley, Legal English and the Common Law. Fourth Edition. Wolters Kluwer – CEDAM, 2018 (only chapters: 2, 3, 5, 6)


Attività di supporto

On 12th October 2020 and 20th October 2020 lessons will be face-to-face in classroom A1 - Palazzina Einaudi, at the same time, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

These lessons will be dedicated to resolve issues, doubts and requests for further details about the course program and the previous lessons.

An ACTIVE partecipation of the students is requested.

These lessons will be also recorded and will be available on the Moodle page of the course.

Students who want to partecipate MUST:

- register on this course page

- reserve a space in classroom A1 - Palazzina Einaudi through the UNITO service "Student Booking" (

Only the first 200 students registered will be admitted to the lectures.



The focus of the course is to learn the correct use of vocabulary and terminology of the different legal systems. Students will discuss various branches of law, study landmark cases. Legal English is not a law course and therefore, students can expect their instructor to focus on legal language and know law in general terms, rather than in detail.

Testi consigliati e bibliografia


Alison Riley, Legal English and the Common Law. Fourth Edition. Wolters Kluwer – CEDAM, 2018.

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