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Chair of Foreign Languages
English for Law I
Study: Law - 1. semester
Code: 20176
ECTS: 2.0
Course coordinators: doc. dr. sc. Irena Horvatić Bilić
doc. dr. sc. Snježana Husinec
dr. sc. Marijana Javornik-Čubrić , v. pred.
Miljen Matijašević , v. pred.
Agnes Milovan-Solter , pred.
Exam dates:
  • 26. 08. 2024.
  • 09. 09. 2024.
Exam registration: Studomat
Basic data
English for Law I Law - 1. semester
2.0 20176
Lecturer in charge Consultations Location
doc. dr. sc. Irena Horvatić Bilić

According to an individual appointment

Gundulićeva 10, room 2A
doc. dr. sc. Snježana Husinec

Tuesdays 13.30 - 14.30


Gundulićeva 10, room soba 2A
dr. sc. Marijana Javornik-Čubrić , v. pred.

Wednesday 11-12

Gundulićeva 10, room 6
Miljen Matijašević , v. pred.

in the exam periods by appointment

Gundulićeva 10, room Gundulićeva 10, soba 6
Agnes Milovan-Solter , pred. Gundulićeva 10, room br. 6
REQUIRED: L. Sočanac, M. Matijašević, M. Javornik-Čubrić, I. Horvatić-Bilić, S. Husinec; English for the Legal Profession; Narodne novine (2019), str. 3-48
RECOMMENDED: Milica Gačić; Englesko-hrvatski rječnik prava i međunarodnih i poslovnih odnosa; Školska knjiga (2010), str
RECOMMENDED: M. Hewings; Advanced Grammar in Use; Cambridge University Press (2004), str
English for Law I is first of four compulsory courses of English for special purposes in the study of law. This course focuses on getting the students acquainted with the basic legal terminology. Firstly, the topic of language for special purposes is discussed, with a particular emphasis on legal language, both in English and in other languages. Following that, various definitions of law are discussed, as well as various functions law may have. The next topic concerns the ways law can be divided into branches and areas. Focusing on relevant terminology, the differences and similarities between them are examined. Special attention is given to the differences between civil and criminal law, both in substantive and procedural terms. Following that, the topics of the history of law and legal systems are covered. Comparisons are drawn between the continental and common law legal traditions, along with the ways in which they are converging. The next topic explored in the course is the organisation of government and separation of powers. All major government bodies in all three branches are discussed, in terms of both their composition and powers. Each unit is accompanied by authentic texts which help broaden the knowledge on the presented topics, whether in class activities or as self-study material.
Exam dates
26. 08. 2024.
09. 09. 2024.