Legal English: Not Losing to Those Who Argue in English

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In this course you will gain understanding on international legal terminology in English, complex legal concepts and general aspects of different legal systems. The course focuses on the practical application of legal English within professional activities. You will have hands-on exposure to case briefs and ECtHR case analysis, legal memos, contract-specific terminology and statutory language in different jurisdictions. The course will also teach you to perform legal practice skills in English that relate to law topics ranging from company formation and management, contract negotiation and remedies to intellectual property and employment issues.

About the trainer: Alina Petrosyan has earned Master of Laws Degree from the LL.M. Program of the American University of Armenia and has participated in a professional training course in law and policy at the Faculty of Law, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel. She has attended a number of legal seminars in Italy and has ten years of experience in teaching English for specific purposes. Her professional experience includes working at the Ministry of Justice and lecturing at Mkhitar Heratsi Yerevan State Medical University. She has regularly conducted a number of Legal English workshops within the AUA LL.M. Program. Alina Petrosyan has authored about twenty peer-reviewed articles on the specific usage of forensic concepts, law terms, and metaphors and has worked as a legal reviewer in a number of Council of Europe projects between 2016 and 2018.

Dates: November 16- December 18, 2018

Language of instruction: English

Duration: 5 weeks

Schedule: Tuesday, Friday, 18:30-20:30

Fee: AMD 42,000

Enrollment: To enroll in AUA Extension courses, please go through the following steps (see below for the Armenian version):

  • Visit
  • Create an account by clicking New User Registration.
  • If you are not a new user and already have an AUA account (having previously taken the AUA e-Math Test or applied to AUA), you should log into the account that you had created at that time.
  • If you just registered as a new user, you will get an email asking to activate your account.
  • Now, for registering to take a course, go to the Open Education tab, choose Extension, then Extension Applications, and apply for the course(s) you choose.
  • After you register online, your application will be reviewed and you will receive an email acknowledging your application.
  • Closer to the course start date, you will receive another email confirming your enrollment, requesting that you make payment before the course start date. The fee can be paid online via credit card or through the EasyPay terminal (located at the entrance to AUA). Alternatively, you may pay the fee via bank transfer to the American University of Armenia Fund, account 001-006402-001, HSBC Bank Armenia, indicating your full name (as in the registration) and the course you are paying for.
  • The completed application together with the record of payment completes your enrollment.

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