Uncomplicating Legal English, in partnership with the US company US Law Essentials, launches a series of live webinars on US law.
The course is composed of six live webinars, with time for questions, answers and discussions between speakers and students. In addition, at the end of each webinar, student will be able to test their knowledge through an online quiz.
The entire course will be taught in English, so at least the intermediate level of the language is recommended so that students can follow the lessons.
Legal English has become fundamental for professionals who wish to communicate in legal contexts, such as lawyers, judges, prosecutors, translators and interpreters. Legal English has as its main challenge the understanding of the technical terms and their correspondence between the common law of the United States and the civil law tradition of Brazil.
This complexity in the differences between the legal systems of the two countries and in their languages, makes the study of Legal English a challenging task for law and translation professionals, but it offers a promising career horizon for specialists in this field.
Susan Petza is a Brazilian-born attorney who grew up in New York. She is trilingual in Portuguese, English and Spanish. Susan earned her L.LM. from Fordham University School of Law in 2018.
In addition to her legal work she is an experienced mediator who during her legal career resolved over 2,000 mediation and arbitration cases. For a number of years Susan also operated her own ESL schools in Brazil.
Daniel Edelson is an Adjunct Professor of Law at St. John’s Law School and an attorney admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey. For several years he was associated with two international law firms in New York City where he practiced business litigation.
From 2012 to 2014 Daniel lived in Seoul, South Korea where he taught U.S. law. In addition to having his own law practice, Daniel tutors first year law students, L.LM. students, and bar candidates. He is also the creator of numerous short, animated video explanations of legal topics on his website USLawEssentials.com.
Prior to becoming an attorney Daniel lived in Japan where, among other things, he taught English as a Second Language.
THE LESSONS WILL START AT 7 P.M. (BRAZIL)
The webinars offered by Uncomplicating Legal English - "An Introduction to US Law for Brazilian Lawyers" - have been a great opportunity for retraining and continuous learning!
In addition to the very complete material, with several links to other reference sources and explanatory videos, Prof. Daniel Edelson is really nice!
Very clear and patient, he is always ready to answer questions without losing the thread.
I highly recommend it!
Last class was great! I do appreciate your kindness with us, non-native speakers of English, and I can follow you just fine.
I would like to comment on the quizzes you have created for Chapter 4. Much more interesting for acquiring the subject, since they are shorter and pop up more often.
Again, thank you deeply for teaching me. I am not a lawyer, however, I am working hard to be a better legal translator.
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6 x R$ 149.90.