Law School is a content-based language course for students of jurisprudence. The book is divided thematically by argument, from legal systems and the legal profession to corporate law and the trial process. For each topic there are introductory vocabulary exercises, using authentic legal English, followed by a recent case study.Current debates relating to international law are dealt with through the use of authentic texts, which deal with such up to date issues as ethnic minorities and the judiciary, non-compete agreements, and the debate surrounding the death penalty. The objective is to involve the student with intrinsically motivating real life materials. The articles featured in this book are not simplified versions adapted for language students – they are the original texts, the same articles that are being read by law students and lawyers in the English-speaking world.These case studies are exploited with task-based learning exercises to help the student develop sound reading strategies. Each article is accompanied by a series of pre-reading exercises, from basic comprehension questions to more involved analysis. This task-based approach gives the student a real reason for reading.Law School combines this study of the language of law with a systematic revision of the essentials of English grammar and the basics of legal correspondence.
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