Narrowing The Gap: Legal English For The New International Legal Practitioner by Kevin J. FandlNarrowing The Gap: Legal English For The New International Legal Practitioner by Kevin J. Fandl

Narrowing The Gap: Legal English For The New International Legal Practitioner

byKevin J. Fandl

Paperback | February 16, 2013

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This concise guide provides instruction for foreign legal practitioners or advanced LLM students on the basics of the U.S. legal system and the process of legal reasoning, using substantive topics in U.S. law as example. Using an innovative learning process, you'll be exposed to legal concepts in your system and language, and those same concepts in the U.S. legal system. This engaging book will help you develop confidence in the use of terms and concepts that are frequently used in the U.S. legal system. You'll find expert guidance on topics like summarizing key U.S. legal decisions, researching case law online, appealing judgments, and preparing case summaries for a client or partner. The guide addresses each concept using plain English language and, where appropriate, giving examples of concepts in practice to strengthen the reader's understanding. Narrowing the Gap also provides special focus on contracts, torts, and trade law. In these areas, you'll find an outline of the law in the U.S., as well as central concepts of relevance to that area of law today. In addition, the book illustrates the pitfalls that a foreign legal practitioner can encounter when working in these areas of U.S. law to help them approach these cases with a cautious eye to detail. Finally, you'll find valuable information on how you can further your knowledge of U.S. law by studying law in the United States, and also a specialized legal English dictionary of terms and phrases that are most commonly used in the three substantive areas and in the procedural practice area of law. If you're a foreign legal practitioner or advanced LLM student looking to strengthen your discussion and negotiation skills using legal English concepts common in the United States, this guide is your perfect desk reference to refer to on key concepts that you face on a regular basis.
Title:Narrowing The Gap: Legal English For The New International Legal PractitionerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:278 pages, 8.96 × 6.06 × 0.51 inPublished:February 16, 2013Publisher:American Bar AssociationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1614384371

ISBN - 13:9781614384373

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"Narrowing the Gap: Legal English for the New International Legal Practitioner is an essential reference for any practitioner wishing to gain proficiency in the U.S. Legal System. Dr. Fandl has written a comprehensive guide and provides the international legal practitioner with the tools necessary to successfully conduct business in the United States."—Jamie Davis Smith, Associate Professor, American Public University"Narrowing the Gap: Legal English for the New International Legal Practitioner is a successful merger between legal English and American legal institutions which makes it must-have for any foreign attorney. The engaging style in which Professor Fandl has written delivers a comprehensible and practical guide for any lawyer looking for a cross-jurisdictional knowledge." —Sebastian Machado Ramírez, Head of the Advisory and Extradition Group Office of International Legal Affairs Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Colombia"Dr. Fandl has taught U.S. law and international trade law for many years, both in the United States and abroad; he has gathered all his experience in this book. Those interested in the international practice of law will find this book to be a very useful tool; one that identifies the most important concepts of U.S. law and commercial law and provides practical explanations of complex concepts of law."—Carlos Ivan Davila LL.M., Program Administrator/ Regional Centers Coordinator, International Law Institute