This online course is designed specifically for Brazilian lawyers.
Speak to Prof’ Shaun now through Whatsapp (click here) before enrolling on the course to discuss your needs and check your level.
All classes will be held in English. – A cada semana, novos conteúdos jurídicos serão estudados para os advogados concluírem e, no final da semana, haverá uma aula online da 1h30 ‘ao vivo’ com todo o grupo com o professor. As atividades terão diferentes disciplinas jurídicas que obrigam os advogados a falar inglês e técnicas de negócios com foco em negociações, representação legal e relacionamento com clientes.
First Semester Course schedule (ementa);
Contract Law 1
|Legal English introduction|
The language of the law and lawyer
Describing the law
Brazil, constitutional v common law and international law
The different court systems
How to study legal English
Talking about your work
Numbers and symbols
Types of crime and the differences in
The criminal process
Making short presentations
Brazilian International crime and corruption.
Anti-corruption measures and authorities in Brazil.
Case Study. Main Brazilian cases of corruption
Money laundering and its different forms
Asset recovery in Brazil
Ethics: client-lawyer privilege
Reading: Fraud Agreement: Petrobras.
|Comparative/Common law and Tort law.|
Real v superfluous cases
Reading US bar exam questions.
Plea Agreements: Plea Bargaining and lenience agreements
Business meetings and compliance
Terms and conditions
Understanding contract clauses 1
Types of breach
Contract remedies 1
Formal writing, inversion and emphasis.
Text Training: Translation exercise
Summary STF: Extradition/Abduction case
Translation exercise: legal Agreement
Translating contract clauses
Verb + Law
Reporting verbs describing laws judgement
Traditional Discourse Markers and
a Legalese marker
Grammar: Adverb positions
Collocations: verb + crime
Vocabulary collocations: The criminal process
Grammar: Modal verbs: Shall/may
Felonies and misdemeanor crime vocabulary
Vocabulary of extradition
White collar crime and investigation
Collocations: adverb + verb
Grammar: Model verbs
Collocation and phrases of agreements
Latinate language: Formal usage v informal usage
Vocabulary of compensation and litigation.
Grammar: Reporting language
Prepositions of time clauses
Vocabulary: prepositional phrases
Writing: A Case brief
Writing: Letter of advice.
Grammar: Inversions and Cleft sentences
Legal doublets and triplets
|Lexical understanding of legal text and vocabulary training Strategy||Notetaking word stress||Written test||Holding a formal meeting and Writing Meeting minutes|| |
The second semester will include Contract Law 2, Employment Law Intellectual property, Property law, and Competition law