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The Study Legal English Podcast is the world's first legal English podcast. Helping lawyers and law students become fluent in legal English. Legal English is difficult to master and is important for lawyers and law students around the world. If you'd like to improve your legal English, don't worry, by listening to the regular Legal English podcast you can gradually improve. Podcast Pro members can also access further learning resources such as transcripts and quizzes. If you're not a member yet you can sign up for a free trial at www.studylegalenglish.com

The Study Legal English Podcast is the world's first legal English podcast. Helping lawyers and law students become fluent in legal English. Legal English is difficult to master and is important for lawyers and law students around the world. If you'd like to improve your legal English, don't worry, by listening to the regular Legal English podcast you can gradually improve. Podcast Pro members can also access further learning resources such as transcripts and quizzes. If you're not a member yet you can sign up for a free trial at www.studylegalenglish.com
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The Study Legal English Podcast is the world's first legal English podcast. Helping lawyers and law students become fluent in legal English. Legal English is difficult to master and is important for lawyers and law students around the world. If you'd like to improve your legal English, don't worry, by listening to the regular Legal English podcast you can gradually improve. Podcast Pro members can also access further learning resources such as transcripts and quizzes. If you're not a member yet you can sign up for a free trial at www.studylegalenglish.com

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Episodes

58: An Introduction to Arbitration (monologue)

11/12/2018
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In this episode I introduce the topic of alternative dispute resolution, focusing specifically on arbitration. We find out about: - The process of arbitration - The requirements of an arbitrator - The pros and cons of arbitration We discuss some key Legal English vocabulary and listeners are asked the question: What are some common remedies that an arbitrator can award? Send in your answers to Louise@studylegalenglish.com There is a mistake at 1:51 where I say 'American Civil War' instead of...

Duration:00:11:46

57: Article - Introduction to Tribunals

10/29/2018
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Today's episode looks at the tribunals in the UK, giving details about: -what the tribunals are; -how the tribunals are structured; -who works in the tribunals. It features key Legal English and an article 'Introduction to Tribunals' which you can find here: https://www.judiciary.uk/about-the-judiciary/who-are-the-judiciary/judicial-roles/tribunals/tribunals/ This episode is part of the course English Legal System (module 3): Courts and Tribunals. Love the Podcast? Help keep it free by...

Duration:00:18:51

56: Interview - Aleksandra Łuczak – Tools for Teaching & Learning Legal English (Pustulka, Memrise, Quizlet)

10/22/2018
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Today's guest is Aleksandra Luczak, Head of the English Legal Language Department at Kozminski University in Warsaw where she runs a number of Legal English courses. She also runs a website and blog - www.luczak.edu.pl and has developed a site for learning and teaching Legal English called Pustulka. In today's class we discuss tools for learning and teaching Legal English including: - Pustulka - Quizlet - Memrise Helpful resources: Aleksandra's wordlists on Memrise:...

Duration:00:19:06

55: Interview - Simon Porter discussing legalese - hereby, whereby, therefor, hereinafter

10/8/2018
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I managed to interview Simon Porter founder of Written Legal English when I was in Poland for the Legal English Share and Gain Conference 2018. Here we catch up in 'Chopin Point Cafe' in Warsaw to talk about improving legal writing and drafting. We discuss specific legalese words such as 'herein', 'therefor', 'hereby', 'whereby', 'hereinafter', 'thereinafter', 'wheretofore', 'heretofore'. Simon explains what these words mean and how to use (or not!) them. We also touch on legal terms of art...

Duration:00:20:42

54: Interview - Scott Lo - The Pros and Cons of Different Legal Careers

10/1/2018
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In today's episode I interview Scott Lo. Scott is a solicitor with many years of experience working in large international law firms, local government and charities. He specialises in planning and environmental law and today we talk about different legal careers. We discuss the pros and cons of working in: - Commercial law firms; - Local Government; and - Charities. If you're considering working as a solicitor and want to find out what it's like to actually work in these different...

Duration:00:28:26

53: Interview - Christopher Rathbone - Using Plain Language in Legal English Writing

9/17/2018
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In today's episode I interview Christopher Rathbone, a Canadian attorney who has been living and working in Tokyo for many years. Chris works with the law firm City-Yuwa Partners in Tokyo and is a Law professor at Temple University Japan Law School where he teaches a range of subjects including Legal Writing Skills with a particular focus on plain language. He also speaks on topics such as the use of plain English and the legal profession. Today our interview will focus on using plain...

Duration:00:29:44

52: Interview - Liz Rivers - Why you need to know about mediation

9/10/2018
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In today's episode I interview Liz Rivers AKA the Queen of Mediation. Liz was the UK's first female CEDR (Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution) accredited mediator and has a wealth of expertise in this area working all over the world. Liz also does speaker training and women's empowerment projects. We talk about: - What the mediation process involves; - Why Liz loves being a mediator; - The type of disputes Liz deals with; - Mediation around the world; - The future of mediation. Find...

Duration:00:20:37

51: Interview - Judge Al Hasan's Experience Learning English

9/3/2018
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In today’s episode we hear from Judge Naser Alhasan, he is a Syrian judge, who like millions of other people, fled to Turkey due to the Syrian war. He has a wealth of legal expertise, but when he moved to Turkey he came across many barriers due to language. Thankfully he came across ILAC (International Legal Assistance Consortium), an organisation that works with legal experts from around the world to help rebuild justice systems in countries which are affected by conflict. ILAC in...

Duration:00:10:33

50: Dialogue - How to Set and Achieve your SMART Legal English Goals

8/13/2018
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How can you achieve your Legal English goals? Find out in today's short episode. After you've listened to this episode why not set a SMART goal? Tweet it, share it on Facebook, or leave me a comment! Today I announce that I'll take a short break but I'll be back in September 2018 with more episodes. The original article which inspired this episode can be found at: https://www.entrepreneur.com/slideshow/316507 You can find the FREE transcript for this episode at:...

Duration:00:09:40

49: Dialogue - The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

8/6/2018
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Today's episode looks at the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. I talk a tour I went on of the Supreme Court whilst giving details about: -what the Supreme Court does; -the history of the Supreme Court; -the building of the Supreme Court; -visiting the Supreme Court; -the justices of the Supreme Court; -the type of cases at the Supreme Court. This episode is part of the course English Legal System (module 3): Courts and Tribunals. In future episodes we’ll be giving more detail about each...

Duration:00:19:30

48: Dialogue - The Senior Courts of England and Wales

7/30/2018
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Today's episode looks at the senior courts of England and Wales - those being the Crown Court, Court of Appeal and the High Court of Justice. (In the next episode we'll look at the Supreme Court). Today's episode includes: -what the senior courts do - what type of cases they hear and -what judges work in these courts; This episode is part of the course English Legal System (module 3): Courts and Tribunals. In future episodes we’ll be giving more detail about each court and tribunal as well...

Duration:00:15:46

47: Dialogue - The Inferior Courts of England and Wales

7/16/2018
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Today's episode focuses on the inferior courts of England and Wales. We find out about the magistrates' court, the Family Court and the County Court including: -what they do - what type of cases they hear; -what 'judges' work in these courts; -the sentences they can impose or remedies they can award. This episode is part of the course English Legal System (module 3): Courts and Tribunals. In future episodes we’ll be giving more detail about each court and tribunal as well as about the people...

Duration:00:16:24

46: Dialogue - The Court System Today

7/9/2018
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Today's episode focuses on the court system of England and Wales as it is today. We find out about how we can categorise the courts including: -into a hierarchy of inferior and senior courts; -into criminal and civil courts; -into trial and appellate courts. This episode is part of the course English Legal System (module 3): Courts and Tribunals. In future episodes we’ll be giving more detail about each court and tribunal as well as about the people who work in the courts. Love the Podcast?...

Duration:00:13:36

45: Article - The History of the Judiciary Part 2

7/2/2018
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Today I’ll be reading the second part of an article published at https://www.judiciary.uk/about-the-judiciary/history-of-the-judiciary/ about the history of the judiciary in England and Wales. Today we’ll be covering the next 500 years. This episode is part of the course English Legal System (module 3): Courts and Tribunals. In future episodes we’ll be giving more detail about each court and tribunal as well as about the people who work in the courts. Love the Podcast? Help keep it free by...

Duration:00:10:34

44: Article - The History of the Judiciary Part 1

6/18/2018
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Today I’ll be reading the first part of an article published at https://www.judiciary.uk/about-the-judiciary/history-of-the-judiciary/ about the history of the judiciary in England and Wales. Today we’ll be covering the first 500 years of evolution and in the next episode we’ll deal with the next 500 years. This episode marks the first episode in the course English Legal System (module 3): Courts and Tribunals. In future episodes we’ll be giving more detail about each court and tribunal as...

Duration:00:16:07

43: Legal English Grammar - The Subjunctive

6/11/2018
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In today's episode we are looking at some legal English grammar – yes!!! It’s time for the subjunctive! I will attempt to explain how the subjunctive is formed, when we use it and why, so that you can use it like a pro. The subjunctive is a mark of an educated speaker and it can also be very effective in persuasive legal discourse both in writing and spoken language. There is some extra material available for Podcast Pro members at: www.studylegalenglish.com/episode43 Sign up for a free...

Duration:00:24:39

42: Legal English Vocabulary - Plead, Order, Sentence & more!

6/4/2018
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Today's episode looks at some of the Legal English terms which feature in this week's blog post from our guest blogger Dmitry: https://studylegalenglish.com/dmitrys-tips-legal-english-vocabulary/ Dmitry's blog post features vocabulary he learnt in the pilot episode of Judge John Deed. In this podcast episode look at more detail at some of three terms - Plead, Order, Sentence - but of course we cover much more along the way! If you would like to be a guest blogger or if you have any...

Duration:00:15:33

41: Interview - Dr Jan Bamford (Guildhall School of Business and Law at London Metropolitan)

5/21/2018
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Today I interview Dr Jan Bamford, Head of Student Experience and Academic Outcomes at the Guildhall School of Business and Law at London Metropolitan University. Jan carries out research related to international learning and international students' experiences in the UK. This interview is particular interesting for international students studying in the UK or for prospective students to get an insight into some of the aspects of studying an LLM abroad. We talk about: - What are the pros and...

Duration:00:22:24

40: Dialogue - Introduction to International Law

5/14/2018
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Today's episode is an introduction to International Law as a source of law in the English Legal System. We answer some basic questions like: - What is international law? - What are the sources of international law? - How does it work? - Who does it involve? Go to www.studylegalenglish.com/episode40#Comments or send me an email to info@studylegalenglish.com There is some extra material available for Podcast Pro members at: www.studylegalenglish.com/episode40 Sign up for a free trial of...

Duration:00:27:32

39: Interview - David Best (President EULETA)

5/7/2018
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In today's episode I interview David Best, the President of the European Legal English Teachers' Association (EULETA) and course coordinator and teacher for legal English at The Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB). We talk about: - How David became a legal English teacher - How David teaches legal English including the project 'Virtual Erasmus' - Tips for teaching legal English - What EULETA does - David's role as President of EULETA And I have a question for you in relation to the next...

Duration:00:26:02