English for Law

5 ECTS / Semestral / Inglês

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will have/be:

• Acquired substantial skills in using technical English as lawyers;
• Capable of thinking about law in English;
• Capable of understanding and discussing a US court decision;
• Capable of applying legal reasoning in English to a set of facts;

We will be doing so by studying the area of TORT law.


  1. English legal terminology and legal English;
  2. Intentional Torts;
  3. Defenses to intentional torts;
  4. Negligence;
  5. Damages;
  6. Strict Liability;
  7. Invasion of Privacy;
  8. Torts to property;
  9. Defamation;
  10. Review of the course.


Assistente Convidado
Licenciado em Direito Francês e Anglo-Americano, Université Paris X Nanterre, França. LL.M. em Contractos Internacionais e Resolução Alternativa de Litígios…