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The Jordan Bar Association – Committee for Training Courses and Continuing Education in association with

CLE Jordan

Are glad to announce the upcoming course:

 

International Legal English - First Level

from August 5th to October 3rd 2018

 

To download in PDF format please click here

 International Legal English is a training course designed for lawyers who need to use English in their legal work, research or studies. The course will include introductory studies of a variety of legal topics including contract law, tort law, litigation and arbitration, commercial law, real property law, and international law.

 The course material will mainly depend on the book: Krois-Linder, A., Introduction to International Legal English, Cambridge University Press (2008). Selected legal texts will also be added from the Jordanian legal system and international practice.

 

Course Objectives:

 

Reading: To improve the student’s ability to read and understand legal texts and documents, such as commercial legislation and law, legal correspondence, and law-related articles.

Vocabulary and Language Skills: To familiarize student with some language-related aspects of the work of a commercial attorney.

Listening: To improve student’s comprehension of spoken English when it is used to speak about legal topics in presentations, conference calls, interviews, and meetings.

Speaking: To strengthen student’s speaking skills and to enable the student to engage more effectively in a range of speaking situations typical in the practice of law, such as client meetings and conference calls and discussions with colleagues.

Writing: To improve the student’s ability to write common legal documents and texts, such as letters and memorandums, in English.

 
 

Instructors: Maggie M. Franke, J.D. (Primary Instructor) and Nour Irfan Sultan.

 Maggie Franke is an American lawyer, she holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Minnesota Law School, and has notable professional experience in the USA and elsewhere.

Nour Sultan is a Jordanian Lawyer who holds an LLM in International Commercial Law from the University of Leicester, and has extensive experience as a bilingual lawyer in Jordan.

 

Target Students: Intermediate to advanced English speakers who need to use English in their legal profession in Jordan. It is suggested that students must have at least a language level of 70 for the TOEFL or 6 for the IELTS. However, a student’s proficiency may be assessed through a personal interview.

 

The number of trainees in the course will not exceed 30 students.

 

 

Time and Place: 5th of August to the 3rd of October 2018 – on Sundays and Wednesdays (12:00-3:00 in August/Judicial Holiday and 4:00-7:00 pm in Sept. & Oct.) and on four Saturdays from 10:00 am-2:00 pm as detailed in the below schedule (60 hours over 19 classes).*

Classes will take place in the Professional Associations' Complex, Amman – Shmeisani.* Students who are absent for more than 10% of the Course will not be awarded a certificate.

 

Fees and Registration: The JBA has provided support for this course, thus each student must pay a decreaced fee of JD 250 for the course, fees may be paid in two installments. They cover the cost of the course book and materials, coffee breaks and certificates.

Limited seats are available, first installment payment is requested to confirm registration.

Schedule:

 

Sunday, August 5

12:00-3:00 pm (3 hours)

Introduction to course and general practice of law in English-speaking countries (i.e. U.K. and U.S.)

Wednesday, August 8

12:00-3:00 pm (3 hours)

Contract Law

Saturday, August 11

10:00 am-2:00 pm (4 hours)

Contract Law

Sunday, August 12

12:00-3:00 pm (3 hours)

Tort Law

Wednesday, August 15

12:00-3:00 pm (3 hours)

Tort Law

Saturday, August 18

10:00 am-2:00 pm (4 hours)

Company Law

Sunday, August 19

12:00-3:00 pm (3 hours)

Company Law

Eid Al Adha

Sunday, August 26

12:00-3:00 pm (3 hours)

Commercial Law

Wednesday, August 29

12:00-3:00 pm (3 hours)

Commercial Law

End of Judicial Holiday – Change of Class Times

Wednesday, September 5

4:00-7:00 pm (3 hours)

Real Property

Saturday, September 8

10:00 am-2:00 pm (4 hours)

Real Property Law

Sunday, September 9

4:00-7:00 pm (3 hours)

Litigation and Arbitration

Sunday, September 16

4:00-7:00 pm (3 hours)

Litigation and Arbitration

Wednesday, September 19

4:00-7:00 pm (3 hours)

Criminal Law

Saturday, September 22

10:00 am-2:00 pm (4 hours)

Criminal Law

Sunday, September 23

4:00-7:00 pm (3 hours)

International Law

Wednesday, September 26

4:00-7:00 pm (3 hours)

International Law and Comparative Law

Sunday, September 30

4:00-7:00 pm (3 hours)

Case Studies in Contract, Company, and Employment Law

Wednesday, October 3

4:00-7:00 pm (3 hours)

Case Studies in Contract, Company, and Employment Law

     

 

The case studies and classroom exercises will include:

 

1- analysis and writing of authentic legal documents;

2- orally discussing legal issues and formulating recommendations; and

3- acquiring legal vocabulary that goes beyond its basic definition so that it is understood in its larger legal context

 

For registration and more details (including the detailed program and instructors' resumes) please contact nsultan@clejordan.com or Tel +962-79-6784888, or Dr. Eyad Batayneh +962-79-6780400, or go to www.clejordan.com/legalenglish.html

 

* CLE Jordan reserves the right to change the time and location of the course due to any reasons it considers justifiable