Legal English (LLE101)
This class will be useful for people wanting to know more about legal vocabulary and language, and is suitable for people working in the legal field or simply people who are curious about the law. A range of topics in general areas of common law will be covered, using a well-respected textbook. In addition, the instructor will provide materials which show how to fix common mistakes which are often made in legal writing in English, using numerous examples.
Christopher Rathbone currently works on international transactions with a large Japanese law firm in Tokyo, in addition to being an adjunct professor of Temple University of Japan Law School. He has worked as a legal translator since 2000 and taught classes and provided seminars on legal translation and legal writing for Japanese, Korean, Cambodian and US universities, as well as the Tokyo offices of many top US law firms. Mr. Rathbone graduated with honors from the University of Saskatchewan, earned a JD from the College of Law of the University of Saskatchewan and an LL.M. from Hokkaido University as a Monbusho Scholar. He is admitted as an attorney in Massachusetts.
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