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Rechtsenglisch - Angebot des Sprachenzentrums

 Fachsprachenkurse  Englisch für Juristen,  die im Sommersemester 2020 vom Sprachenzentrum angeboten werden.

All diese  Kurse  lassen sich als Zusatzqualifikation für das Deutsche Rechtsstudium an der Viadrina anrechnen.

Anmeldung läuft über ViaCampus.


 English for Human Rights Law  - Oberstufe  (Course Number on ViaCampus: 3202019 )

NOTE: A second "parallel group" for this course has been opened, starting Monday.

Lesson times:

Thursdays 14-16.00.


Monday 11-13.00

Entry requirements:  In Summer Semester 2020 only, special rules apply for the placement procedure, to establish your level.  Please send an Email to stating your language.

CEFR target level:

You will have achieved B2 if you take and pass the HF exam. (This is necessary if you want to go on to do the highest level courses English for Law 1 and 2)  You do not need to take the HF to gain the Zusatzqualifikation however.



We will cover both European and international Human Rights law - working with human rights case law, understanding legal commentaries on human rights issues, presenting oral arguments on a legal problem.

 It will be of particular interest to law students (e.g. Deutsches Rechtsstudium) and students on the BA Recht und Politik.


Please note: unlike normal Oberstufe courses, it does not directly prepare you for the HF exam. Therefore, students wanting to take the HF exam are advised to take a second Oberstufe course for more direct examination preparation.


English for Law 1 (Course Number on ViaCampus: 3202029 )

Lesson times:

Wed. 9-11 c.t.

Thurs. 16-18 c.t.

Entry requirements:

  • In Summer Semester 2020 only, special rules apply, invoving a self-test procedure. Please send an Email to Richard Bland at for details.

CEFR target level:

You will have achieved C1 (UNIcert III), after completing the second course, English for Law 2

 This course provides practice in legal English language skills, and gives background in the English legal system, how Common Law works. The second half of the course focuses on Criminal Law.  Students wanting to do the UNIcert III examination will need also to do English for Law 2.



English for Law 2 (Course Number on ViaCampus: 3202030 )

Lesson times:

Final times will be arranged with students from last semester's English for Law 1.

Entry requirements:

You must normally have passed the course English for Law 1.

- Exception: Students who have already studied some law in England or some other common law country (e.g. on a semester abroad) may be able to go directly to this course without doing English for Law 1 – please contact Richard Bland.

CEFR target level:

C1  upon passing UNIcert 3.

 This course builds on skills and knowledge acquired in  "English for Law 1".  There is more emphasis on legal professional practice, and on listening and presentation skills.

The course prepares for the UNIcert 3 examination.

Main areas of law: contract law, commercial law, torts, negligence.