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workshop descriptions - Pravni fakultet u Zagreu

    Tempus programme ?Foreign Languages in the Field of Law?

Coordinator: Law Faculty, University of Zagreb

    Grantholder: University of Antwerp




    1. Introduction. The Foreign Language Centre for Law, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb,

    will organise within the framework of Tempus Project ?Foreign Languages in the Field of Law? training workshops for lecturers in the field of foreign languages for law students and legal practitioners. These workshops are intended to make participants acquainted with all fields related to law and language in the broadest sense, and to disseminate the outcomes of related curriculum development activities within the Tempus project.

     The Centre offers a number of teacher training workshops around three groups of topics:

    (A) Introduction to major law disciplines

    (B) Languages for special purposes in the field of law

    (C) Law related linguistic and communicative areas

    The workshops will be organized on weekends (Friday to Sunday) between 2007 and 2009, comprising courses of 16 to 18 hrs each. Certificates will be issued to the participants who have attended at least six out of nine workshops.

Deadline for applications: 1 May

    Notification of acceptance: 15 May

    Applications and CV should be sent to the following address (preferably by e-mail):

Dr. Lelija Sočanac

    Pravni fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu

    Gundulićeva 10

    10000 Zagreb


    List of Topics

Group A: Introduction to relevant law disciplines

     Topic 1: Basics of EU law

    Lecturer: Werner Schroeder, Andreas Müller, Eva Lechner (Innsbruck)

    Hours: 18

    Workshop: no. 1

Topic 2: Introduction to the Analysis of EU Law*

    Lecturers: Siniša Rodin, Tamara Ćapeta, Iris Goldner (Zagreb)

    Hours: 6

    Workshop: no. 2

Topic 3: European Private Law

    Lecturers: Marianne Micha (Mannheim) Hours: 4

    Workshop: no. 3

Topic 4: European Comparative Law

    Lecturer: Helmut Heiss (Mannheim) Hours: 5

    Workshop: no. 9

    Group B: Languages for special purposes in the field of law Topic 5: Introduction to LSP (Law)

    Lecturers: Milica Gačić (Zagreb), Oskar Putzer (Innsbruck)

    Hours: 16 + 12

    Workshop: no. 3

Topic 6: Legal Translation and Terminology

    Lecturers: Susan Šarčević (Rijeka), Peter Sandrini (Innsbruck). Jasminka Novak, Goranka

    Cvijanović (Zagreb)

    Hours: 18

    Workshop: no. 4

    Topic 7: Advanced Communication Skills for Lawyers

    Lecturer: Diana Phillips (Antwerp)

    Hours: 16

    Workshop: no. 5

    Group C: Law related linguistic and communicative areas

    Topic 8: Introduction to Forensic Linguistics

    Lecturer: John Olsson (Caernarfon, UK)

    Hours: 18

    Workshop: no.6

    Topic 9: Intercultural Communication for Lawyers

    Lecturer: S. Paul Verluyten (Antwerp)

    Hours: 16

    Workshop: no. 7

    Topic 10: Legal and Linguistic Aspects of Multilingualism I

    Lecturer: Jeroen Darquennes (Brussels), Ludger Kremer (Antwerp),

     Lelija Sočanac (Zagreb)

    Hours: 16

    Workshops: no. 8

     Topic 11: Legal and Linguistic Aspects of Multilingualism II:

     Introduction to Comparative Law and Eurolinguistics

     Lecturer: Helmut Heiss, Sture P. Ureland, Olga Voronkova (Mannheim)

     Hours: 14

     Workshops: no. 9



    TITLE LECTURER NUMBER DATE OF HOURS 1.Basicsof EU Prof. Dr. Werner 18 7-10 June 2007 law* Schroeder, LLM Andreas Müller, Eva Lechner, University of Innsbruck

    2.1.Introduction Prof.Dr. Siniša Rodin, 6 29 June-1 July to the Analysis of Dr. Tamara Ćapeta, Dr. 2007 EU Law* Iris Goldner

    Ref. iur. Marianne 2.2.Introduction 4 29 June- 1 July to European Micha, University of 2007 Private Law Mannheim Law*


    TITLE LECTURER NUMBER DATE OF HOURS 3.1.Introduction to Prof. Dr. Milica Gačić, 16 12-14 Oct. 2007 LSP* University of Zagreb 3.2.Die Vermittlung Prof.Dr. Oskar Putzer, 12 effizienter University of Innsbruck Lesestrategien für sprachlich „schwierige“ Rechtstexte des Deutschen

    4.Legal Principal lecturer: Prof. 18 16-18 Nov. 2007 Translation and Dr. Susan Šarčević, Terminology* University of Rijeka; Visiting lecturers: Dr. Peter Sandrini, University of Innsbruck, Jasminka Novak, Goranka Cvijanović-Vuković, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, Zagreb


    TITLE LECTURER NUMBER DATE OF HOURS 5.Advanced Prof. Dr. Diana Phillips, 18 Session I: 25-27 Communication University of Antwerp April Skills for Lawyers* Session II: 30 May-1 June 2008 6. Introduction to Dr. John Olsson, 18 Session I: 25-27 Forensic Linguistics Forensic Linguistics April

    Institute, Wales Session II: 30 May-1 June 2008



    7. Intercultural Prof. Dr. S. Paul 16 3-5 Oct. 2008 Communication Verluyten, University of Antwerp


    TITLE LECTURER NUMBER DATE OF HOURS 8. Legal and Dr Jeroen Darquennes, 16 April 2009 Linguistic Aspects KU Brussels, Prof. Dr. of MultilingualismI Ludger Kremer, University of Antwerp; Dr. Lelija Sočanac, University of Zagreb

    9. Legal and Prof. Dr. Helmut Heiss, 14 May 2009 Linguistic Aspects Prof.Dr. Sture Ureland, of Dr. Olga Voronkova, MultilingualismII: University of Introduction to Mannheim Comparative Law and Eurolinguistics

* Compulsory courses



2.1.1. Basics of EU Law

    Lecturer(s) Prof. Dr. Werner Schroeder, LL.M; MMag. Andreas Th. Müller, Mmag. Eva Lechner, University of Innsbruck

    Languages: English (examples also in German and French)

     Number of hours: 18

    Date: May 2007

    Status: Compulsory

    Workshop description: The workshop‟s main goals are to introduce the participants into essential elements, but above all into the genuine structure of EU law. For quite many

    reasons, the EU legal order is of fairly specific character compared to the domestic legal

    systems by which the lawyers‟ way of thinking is widely influenced – and limited. EU law

    confronts them with an autonomous terminology, a system of legal sources as well as

    methods of legal interpretation which are inspired, and shaped, by a kind of juridical reasoning different from the one the domestic lawyer is accustomed to.

    Hence, the main focus of the workshop will be on making accessible the very structure of the

    EU legal order and its implications for the different branches of EU law. This approach is

    preferred to a mere enumeration of subjects covered by EU law, as it helps to get familiar

    with basic features which are relevant and might be utilized in a multitude of contexts. Such

    insights, however, must always be applied, and verified, with regard to the positive law itself.

    Hence, the actual work with legal texts will play an important role in the workshop.

    Furthermore, particular attention will be paid to the analysis of the EU legal system as a

    “language system”, thus paying tribute to the paramount importance of, at the same time,

    language and languages to the EU legal order. Of course, the workshop‟s agenda is open to

    also cover selected fields of substantive law (e.g. EU citizenship, Single European Market).

    Workshop Schedule:

    Part I: The EU at a Glance

1. History of the European Integration

    ;;Before World War II (Pan-European Movement etc.)

    ;;After World War II (Schuman Declaration, Paris and Rome Treaties, Revision and Accession

    Treaties, Draft Constitution Treaty)

    ;;Different Channels of Integration (EU/EC, Council of Europe, OSCE, etc.)

2. The Institutional System of the EU

    ;;The Union and the Communities

    ;;Single Institutional Framework

    ;;Main Institutions of the EU

    Part II: Structure and Sources of the EU Legal Order

3. Basic Features of the EU Legal Order

    ;;EU and EC Law (“international” vs “supranational” law)

    ;;Supremacy of EC and EU Law

    ;;Direct Applicability and Direct Effect

4. Fundamental Rights within the EU Legal Order

5. Sources of EU/EC Law

    ;;System of Sources of Law / Hierarchy of Norms

    ;;Binding and Non-Binding Law

    ;;Sources of EC Law: Regulations, Directives, Decisions, Recommendations, Opinions ;;Sources of EU Law: Common Strategies, Joint Actions, Common Positions, Framework


    ;;Case-Law: Judgments and Advisory Opinions

    ;;EU/EC “soft law”

6. System of Legal Protection

    ;;Principle of Rule of Law

    ;;Structure and Elements of the EU Legal Protection System

    ;;Character and Mode of Functioning of Most Important Legal Remedies

    Part III: The EU Legal System as “Language System”

6. In General: Law as Linguistic Phenomenon

    ;;Law as Cultural Product and Intrinsically Language-based Phenomenon ;;Need for Interpretation Standard Methods of Legal Interpretation ;;Need for Translation: Challenge of Plurality of Languages ;;Authentic and Non-authentic Languages

7. Languages and EU Law

    ;;Authentic languages Official languages Working languages

    ;;EU Institutions and the Challenge of Plurality of Languages ;;Language as a Fundamental Right (access to documents, right to use one‟s own language,


8. Interpretation of EU Law

    ;;Genuine Terminology of EU Law: Synonyms and Homonyms ;;Autonomous Interpretation of EU Law

    ;;Methodology of Interpretation of EU Law

    ;;Characteristic Features of Interpretation of EU law (functional approach, effet utile, etc.)

    Part IV: Substantive EU Law [optional]

9. EU Citizenship

10. The Single European Market

    ;;The Fundamental Economic Freedoms (Free Movement of Goods, Capital, Services, and


    ;;Approximation of Laws

11. Selected Topics of EU Law, e.g.

    ;;Law of the External Relations of the EU

    ;;Competition Law

    ;;Asylum Law

    Indicative basic reading:

1 Arnull, Anthony, The European Union and its Court of Justice, Birmingham: Oxford ndUniversity Press, 2 edition, 2006

    2 von Bogdandy, Armin/Bast, Jürgen (ed.), Principles of European Constitutional Law,

    Modern Studies in European Law, nr. 8, Oxford: Hart Publishers, 2006 3 Cairns, Walter, Introduction to European Union Law, London, Sydney: Cavendish ndPublishing Limited, 2 edition, 2002

    4 Craig, Paul/de Búrca, Gráinne, EC Law. Text, Cases, and Materials, Oxford Universiy Press, rd3 edition, 2002 st5 Beck-Texte im dtv, Europa-Recht, 21 edition, 2006

    6 Hartley, Trevor C., The Foundations of European Community Law: An Introduction to the

    Constitutional and Administrative Law of the European Community, Oxford University Press,

th5 edition, 2003 th7 Herdegen, Matthias, Europarecht, München: Beck, 8 edition, 2006 th8 Hummer, Waldemar/Vedder, Christoph/Folz, Hans-Peter, Europarecht in Fällen, Nomos, 4

    edition, 2005

    9 Kapteyn, P.J.G., An Introduction to the Law of the European Communities: from Maastricht rdto Amsterdam, Kluwer International, 3 edition, 1998

    10 Schütz, Hans-Joachim et al. (ed.), Casebook Europarecht, München: Beck, 2004

    11 Shaw, Josephine, Law of the European Union, Macmillan professional masters, Bakingstoke, rdHampshire: Macmillan, 3 edition, 2000

    12 Stix-Hackl, Christine/Moser, Martin K./Dossi, Harald (ed.), EU-Kodex Europarecht. thVerfassungsrecht der Europäischen Union, Wien: LexisNexis, 11 edition, 2006 th13 Streinz, Rudolf, Europarecht, Heidelberg: C.F.Müller Verlag, 7 edition, 2005 th14 Weatherill, Steven, Cases and Materials on EU Law, Oxford University Press, 7 edition,


    15 Weatherill, Steven, Law and Integration in the European Union, Oxford: Claredon Law

    Series, 1995 th16 Wyatt, Derrick/Dashwood, Alan, European Union Law, London: Sweet & Maxwell, 5

    edition, 2006

2.1.2. Introduction to the Analysis of EU Law

    Lecturers: Prof. Dr. Siniša Rodin, Dr. Tamara Ćapeta, Dr. Iris Goldner, Law Faculty,

    University of Zagreb

    Language: English

    Number of hours: 6 contact hours; 24 student working hours

    Date: May 2007

    Status: Compulsory

    Course description: This is an introductory course in the legal method of the EU law. It focuses on legal interpretation, application of legal rules of EU law in national law, and relationship of national law and EU law. The aim of the course is to provide participants with essential generic and analytical skills necessary for understanding EU law. Course Schedule:

    Unit 1: Economic and political context of EU law

    Reading: Willem Molle, Economics of European Integration, Schumann Declaration, 120/78 ('Cassis de Dijon'), Commission Communication of February 20, 1979.

    Learning outcomes: To understand economic and political rationality that informes policy making and judicial reasoning in making and application of EU law. To understand basic phases of economic integration and how it affects regulatory goals and interpretative strategies of key actors.

    Unit 2: One approach or many?

    Reading: Case 26/62 Van Gend en Loos, a segment of John Dewey, Logical Method and

    Law, 10 Cornell L. Q. 17 (1914-1925); a segment of J. L. Dennis, Interpretation and

    Application of Civil Code and the Evaluation of Judicial Precedent.

    Learning outcomes: To develop understanding of possible multiple approaches to legal interpretation. To develop understanding of how economic and political context inform judicial reasoning. To develop understanding about limits of law and legal interpretation. To develop understanding of the concept of the "New Legal Order" of EU law, its re-distributive effects and why is it accepted by different actors. To develop ability to read a case of the European Court of Justice and to understand its structure, function and social purpose.

Unit 3: Law as discourse

    Reading: Eric Stein, Lawyers, Judges and the Making of a Transnational Constitution Learning outcomes: To become aware of the dialogue taking place between different actors, including European institutions and Member States, and to understand the importance of that dialog for definition of European law. To acquire basic knowledge about how European law evolved, and about social processes that contributed to its evolution.

Indicative basic reading:

    1 The Schumann Declaration

    2 Willem Molle, Economics of European Integration

    3 J. L. Dennis, Interpretation and Application of Civil Code and the Evaluation of Judicial Precedent, 54 La. L. Rev. 1 1993-1994

    4 John Dewey, Logical Method and Law, 10 Cornell L. Q. 17 (1914-1925)

    5 Eric Stein, Lawyers, Judges and the Making of a Transnational Constitution, 75 Am. J. Int‟l

    L. 1 (1981)

    6 J. H. H. Weiler, Transformation of Europe, 100 Yale L.J. 2403

2.1.3. Introduction to European Private Law

Lecturer Ref. iur. Marianne Micha, University of Mannheim

    Languages: English (examples also in German)

    Number of hours: 4

    Date: 29 June-1 July 2007

    Status: Compulsory

    Workshop description: In order to realise the Single Market, the European Legislator avails

    himself, amongst others, of two legal instruments that take influence on and unify Private Law: Regulations and Directives. Within the range of application of these instruments, the national Private law is replaced. The principles which govern this legislation and the most important Acts will be presented in the course. The application of European Private Law alongside the national law can lead to certain problems which will be similar in all the Member States of the European Union. In theory, European Private Law should avoid legal ruptures as it creates equal law in all Member States or at least gives a common basis for national legislation. In practice, however, this is not always the case. Legislators are challenged to adapt European directives to national law without changing them and thus infringing the EC-Treaty. This can again be a source of legal ruptures because the context into which European Law is put is different in each Member State. Furthermore, the European legislator is competent to adopt directives only in a small range of what is included by private law. The national legislators have the choice whether to implement the directive only within the range given by the European Union, or whether to apply it to other fields of law, too. If they opt for the latter, further problems follow. For questions of interpretation the national courts have to appeal to the European Court of Justice, which prolongs the legal process. German experiences on these topics mentioned will be shared during the course.

    Several Study Groups have chosen a different approach to the challenge of unifying Private Law by developing Civil Codes that cover not only the subjects concerning the Single Market, but the Private Law as a whole. Some of these ideas and works will be presented.

    Bringing the course to a close, there will be room given for discussions on the perspective of Croatia towards European Private Law, on the question in which regard it could collide with Croatian law and to what extent German solutions could be acceptable for Croatian law.

Workshop Schedule:

    Part I: Legal instruments of the EU for creating European Private Law

    Block 1:

    1 Competences of the EU

    2 Acquis communautaire: Basic EU-Acts (Regulations and Directives)

    3 Specific Problems concerning Regulations

    Block 2:

    1 Specific Problems concerning Directives

    2 Implementation of Directives beyond the obligations: Ruptures with the national legal order 3 Implementation of Directives below the obligations: Third party effects of Directives? 4 Interpretation of Directives: the role of the European Court of Justice

    Part II: Other approaches to creating European Private Law

    Block 3:

    1 Study Groups on the unification of European Private Law

    2 Discussion on the perspective of Croatia in the view of European Private Law

    Indicative basic reading:

    1 Hesselink, The new European private law: Essays on the future of private law in Europe, 2002,

    Kluwer Law International, The Hague.

    2 Joerges, On the legitimacy of Europeanising Europe's private law : considerations on a law of

    justi(ce)-fication (justum facere) for the EU multi-level system, Badia Fiesolana : European

    University Institute, Florence, Department of Law, 2003, 48 p.

    3 Nottage, Convergence, divergence, and the middle way in unifying or harmonising private law,

    Badia Fiesolana, San Domenico (FI) : European University Institute, Florence, Department of Law,


    37 p.

    4 Basedow, Grundlagen des europäischen Privatrechts, JuS 2004, p. 89-96.

    2.2. Introduction to Language for Special Purposes (Law)

    Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Milica Gačić, University of Zagreb

    Language: English (examples in German and French)

    Number of hours: 16

    Date: 12-14 Oct. 2007

    Status: Compulsory

    Course description:

    Starting from the definition of language for special purposes with respect to language in

    general, the workshop focuses on special characteristics of legal language. These

    characteristics will be studied on the lexical, syntactic, textual and pragmatic levels starting

    from needs analysis and aiming to find the basic elements for curriculum development.

    Special attention will be paid to methods of objective research of characteristics of language

    for special purposes by using recent scientific developments, especially corpus linguistics.

    Potential models for LSP curriculum development will be presented as well as criteria

    (linguistic and extralinguistic) for the evaluation of LSP teaching materials.

    Participants will get acquainted with theoretical foundations for the study of LSP, main

    methods and fields of LSP research, and they will develop critical approach to the

    development and evaluation of curricula and teaching materials.

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