English for Law


SKU: ec9781859644171 Category:

Authors: Jeremy Walenn
Publisher: Garnet Education
Level: Upper intermediate to proficiency
CEF: B2 to C2
IELTS: 5.0 to 7.5+

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English for Law is a skills-based course designed specifically for students of law who are about to enter English-medium post-secondary levels and equips students with the specialist legal language they need to participate successfully within a law faculty. Extensive listening exercises come from law lectures, and all reading texts are taken from the same field of study. There is also a focus throughout on the key legal vocabulary that students will need.

  • Listening: how to understand and take effective notes on extended lectures, including how to follow the argument and identify the speaker’s point of view.
  • Speaking: how to participate effectively in a variety of realistic situations, from seminars to presentations, including how to develop an argument and use stance markers.
  • Reading: how to understand a wide range of texts, from academic textbooks to Internet articles, including how to analyze complex sentences and identify such things as the writer’s stance.
  • Writing: how to produce coherent and well-structured assignments, including such skills as paraphrasing and the use of the appropriate academic phrases.
  • Vocabulary: a wide range of activities to develop students’ knowledge and use of key vocabulary, both in the field of law and of academic study in general.
  • Vocabulary and Skills banks: a reference source to provide students with revision of the key words and phrases and skills presented in each unit.
  • Full transcripts of all listening exercises.


  • Systematic approach to developing academic skills through relevant content.
  • Focus on receptive skills (reading and listening) to activate productive skills (writing and speaking) in subject area.
  • Eight-page units combine language and academic skills teaching.
  • Vocabulary and academic skills bank in each unit for reference and revision.
  • Audio CDs for further self-study or homework.
  • Full transcripts of all listening exercises.
  • Ideal coursework for EAP teachers.
  • Full transcripts of all listening exercises.


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The Teacher’s Book includes:

  • Comprehensive teaching notes on all exercises to help teachers prepare effective lessons
  • Complete answer keys to all exercises
  • Full transcripts of listening exercises
  • Facsimiles of Course Book pages at the appropriate point in each unit
  • Photocopiable resource pages and ideas for additional activities


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  1. Law and order
  2. Landmarks in law
  3. Crimes and civil wrongs
  4. Computers in law
  5. Theft 1: the Theft Act
  6. Theft 2: appropriation
  7. Contract law 1: consideration
  8. Contract law 2: misrepresentation
  9. Employment law
  10. Homicide
  11. International law
  12. Human rights law

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