Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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KIEN2661 Legal English I 6 op
Organised by
Centre for Language and Communication St./English
Person in charge
VASTAAVA OPETTAJA: Lehtori, B.D. Gordon Henderson, 3333835, gordon.henderson (at) utu.fi, We 9-10, r. 338


Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: B2

Learning outcomes

1. To enable students to identify and to use key legal terms in the areas of law covered by the course. To give students an appreciation of how these terms function in the wider context of English-speaking legal cultures.

2. To familiarize students with basic features of written legal English and to develop their ability to read a variety of legal texts. (e.g., from textbooks, law dictionaries, court decisions, and legal documents).

3. To develop students' oral skills. To improve pronunciation and reinforce vocabulary acquisition through pair and group work. To develop discussion and presentation skills by discussing legal cases and topics.

Level of proficiency: B2


Topics drawn from English-speaking legal cultures (e.g., criminal law, constitutional law, family law, contract law and tort law), from European Law and from International Law.

Language practice and exercises in reading, oral production and listening.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In English
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
Written exam and Participation in classroom work


Numeric 0-5.

Study materials

Provided by the teacher

Further information

Autumn semester: weeks 37-47; Spring semester: weeks 3-13.

Autumn semester: 26.11.2013, 18.12.2013, 8.1.2014;
Spring semester: 1.4.2014, 8.5.2014 and 28.5.2014.

1. Students cannot take First Year English and Second Year English at the same time.
2. The English courses must be taken in sequential order.
3. The 75% attendance rule applies to each semester of each course.
4. No extra written assignments can compensate for the 75% rule.
5. Students are required to register for one group and remain in that group.
6. The Exemption Exam for First Year English will be held on 29 August 2013. Registration for the exam by e-mail (oiktentti(at)utu.fi) until 27 August 2013 at 3 p.m.
7. Registration for all the exams is required according to the Rules of the Law Faculty.

Registration for the course 4th September 2013 (8 a.m) to 5th September 2013 (3 p.m.).

Belongs to following study modules

Oikeustieteellinen tiedekunta
Kieli- ja viestintäopintojen keskus
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Kieli- ja viestintäopintojen keskus