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WHAT IS THE VIENNA MODEL – FAST TRACK?

The Vienna Model on Anglo-American Legal English is offering courses on Legal English and the English and American Law Systems in order to help legal and language professionals and students develop special legal language skills that will enable them to be successful in an ever-demanding international legal environment. This is a unique opportunity to focus systematically on this issue with a set of lectures/courses that will allow you to develop excellence in this field.
The global importance of the English and American legal systems is indisputable and increasing. More and more contracts in continental Europe are concluded on the basis of Anglo- American law or at least the Anglo-American legal tradition, with its completely different legal principles. Additionally, Anglo-American law also influences other areas of law and its enforcement. Furthermore, the dominance of Anglo-American legal language has become a basic prerequisite for competent legal counselling and negotiation.
The Vienna Model on Anglo-American Legal English is a comprehensive curriculum for becoming a highly skilled lawyer-linguist in Anglo- American Legal English, a new hybrid area of legal and language expertise.

WHY TAKE THE VIENNA LLP?

Provide evidence for:

 

  1. good introductory knowledge of Anglo-American law as well as
  2. your own (German/Austrian) law and capability of
  3. expressing yourself in Anglo-American Legal English
The Vienna Legal Language Proficiency Certificate (Vienna LLP) is a comprehensive law and language diploma designed to become a benchmark for English legal language proficiency above all in the German-speaking world. The Vienna LLP provides legal professionals with a tool that will enable them to be more successful on the legal market and in the business world. The Vienna LLP is based on an unparalleled concept, combining a standardized method of teaching at the intersection of law and language with a high standard of objectivity. It is therefore highly recommended for legal practitioners, but also for interpreters and translators.
Candidates must demonstrate knowledge of a wide range of fields of law in the United States as well as in the United Kingdom and in Austria, and show their capabilities in correctly applying Anglo-American Legal English used to describe legal concepts in their German-speaking jurisdiction.

COURSE MODULES FALL

Mondays, 6 pm to 8 pm, Vienna (1st district)

03.09.2018
Introduction to the US-American legal system & the English and US-American legal language
10.09.2018
US-American/English/Austrian & international contract law
17.09.2018
US-American/English/Austrian law on business organizations
24.09.2018
US-American/English/Austrian IP law
01.10.2018
US-American/English/Austrian alternative dispute resolution (ADR) - focus on arbitration
08.10.2018
US-American/English/Austrian insurance law
15.10.2018
US-American/English/Austrian tort law
22.10.2018
US-American/English/Austrian civil procedure law
29.10.2018
US-American/English/Austrian commercial law
05.11.2018
US-American/English/Austrian real estate / land law
12.11.2018
US-American/English/Austrian labo(u)r law
19.11.2018
US-American/English/Austrian family law
26.11.2018
US-American/English/Austrian tax law
03.12.2018
US-American/English/Austrian accounting
10.12.2018
US-American/English/Austrian constitutional law
17.12.2018
US-American/English/Austrian administrative law and procedure
07.01.2019
US-American/English/Austrian criminal law
14.01.2019
US-American/English/Austrian criminal procedure law
21.01.2019
US-American/English/Austrian insolvency law
28.01.2019
US-American/English/Austrian antitrust law
04.02.2019
alternate date

number of participants: max. 30 persons
active class participation: 2 presentations per person
admission requirement: B2 level English
attendance fee: EUR 2,400 (incl. VAT)
- includes 20 course modules, 4 text books, examination fee for Vienna LLP (discounts available for
- members of sponsoring organizations)
information and registration:
Mag.a Jasmin Malekpour-Augustin j.malekpour@alix-frank.co.at

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COURSE MODULES SPRING

Mondays, 6 pm to 8 pm, Vienna (1st district)

16.01.2019
Introduction to the US-American legal system & the English and US-American legal language
23.01.2019
US-American/English/Austrian & international contract law
30.01.2019
US-American/English/Austrian law on business organizations
13.02.2019
US-American/English/Austrian IP law
20.02.2019
US-American/English/Austrian alternative dispute resolution (ADR) - focus on arbitration
27.02.2019
US-American/English/Austrian insurance law
06.03.2019
US-American/English/Austrian tort law
13.03.2019
US-American/English/Austrian civil procedure law
20.03.2019
US-American/English/Austrian commercial law
27.03.2019
US-American/English/Austrian real estate / land law
03.04.2019
US-American/English/Austrian labo(u)r law
10.04.2019
US-American/English/Austrian family law
24.04.2019
US-American/English/Austrian tax law
08.05.2019
US-American/English/Austrian accounting
15.05.2019
US-American/English/Austrian constitutional law
22.05.2019
US-American/English/Austrian administrative law and procedure
29.05.2019
US-American/English/Austrian criminal law
05.06.2019
US-American/English/Austrian criminal procedure law
12.06.2019
US-American/English/Austrian insolvency law
19.06.2019
US-American/English/Austrian antitrust law
26.06.2019
alternate date

number of participants: max. 30 persons
active class participation: 2 presentations per person
admission requirement: B2 level English
attendance fee: EUR 2,400 (incl. VAT)
- includes 20 course modules, 4 text books, examination fee for Vienna LLP (discounts available for
- members of sponsoring organizations)
information and registration:
Mag.a Jasmin Malekpour-Augustin j.malekpour@alix-frank.co.at

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Academic Director

RA Prof. MMag. Franz J. Heidinger, LL.M. (Virginia) is a practicing lawyer and partner of the law firm Alix Frank Rechtsanwälte GmbH in Vienna, Austria, specializing in Austrian and cross-border contract and business law as well as arbitration. He is a lecturer at the Universities of Vienna and Graz Schools of Law and at various other academic institutions and professional associations. He has published several books in the field of English legal language.

Franz J. Heidinger is a court-appointed and certified interpreter for English and a shareholder of Translex Büro für juristische Fachübersetzungen GmbH. In 2016 he was elected Vice President of EULETA, the European Legal English Teachers‘ Association.

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For further information and registration contact Mag.a Jasmin Malekpour-Augustin at j.malekpour@alix-frank.co.at or use our contact form below:

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