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What is the Vienna LLP?

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 lawyers and linguists 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 recommended not only for law students and legal practitioners, but also for language students, interpreters and translators.

THE VIENNA LLP MODEL COVERS 19 FIELDS OF LAW

The structure follows The Practitioners' Guide to Applied Comparative Law and Language:

Volume No. 1:
Civil Law & Business Law

  1. Contract Law
  2. Company Law
  3. Commercial / Business Law
  4. Tort Law / Law of Damages
  5. Real Property Law / Real Estate Law
  6. Employment Law / Labo(u)r Law
  7. Family Law
  8. Law of Succession
  9. Civil Procedure Law
  10. Arbitration

Volume No. 2:
Public Law & Related Fields of Law

  1. Constitutional Law
  2. Administrative Law
  3. Criminal Law
  4. Criminal Procedure Law
  5. Antitrust Law / Cartel Law
  6. Intellectual Property Law
  7. Tax Law & Accounting
  8. Insolvency Law
  9. Insurance Law

THE VIENNA LLP EXAM CONSISTS OF A WRITTEN PART AND AN ORAL PART

Candidates must demonstrate knowledge of a wide range of fields of law in the United States as well as in the United Kingdom, and may opt for German or Austrian law (they may also choose to be examined on both German-speaking jurisdictions), and demonstrate their capabilities in correctly applying Anglo-American legal English used to describe legal concepts in the respective German-speaking jurisdictions.

Two exam options are available:

1. Comprehensive Exam

(Vol 1 and 2)

Written part (90 minutes) and oral part (fee of EUR 149 for each part, EUR 298 in total)
Examination on 13 out of 19 fields of law (candidate's choice)

2. Partial Exams

Partial Exam 1: Civil Law & Business Law (Vol 1)
Written part (60 minutes) and oral part (fee of EUR 99 for each part, EUR 198 in total) Examination on 7 out of 10 fields of law (candidate's choice)

Partial Exam 2: Public Law & Related Fields of Law (Vol 2)
Written part (60 minutes) and oral part (fee of EUR 99 for each part, EUR 198 in total) Examination on 6 out of 9 fields of law (candidate's choice)

Eligible courses for credits:

Students who have successfully taken any one or more of accredited Vienna Model courses (whether at the University of Vienna - Juridicum, the Karl-Franzens University of Graz or at any other university offering accredited courses) will get credit for the respective fields on the written exam.

When registering for the Vienna LLP exam please attach the relevant certificates as evidence.

The oral exam (45 - 60 minutes) is compulsory.

 

When registering please select the type and mode of exam (Partial Exam 1, Partial Exam 2, Comprehensive Exam; 'Written & oral exam' or 'Oral exam only').

 

Please select the exam date(s) from the drop-down list or tick/check the 'Arrange an individual date' box for a different date to be agreed.

Grading system:

 

  • Grades: "passed" or "passed with distinction"

 

Failed exams:

 

  • Candidates who have failed the exam may retake it (also repeatedly);
  • new exam fees will be payable.

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 LLP aims at setting a standard and, most importantly, providing lawyers and linguists 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 recommended not only for law students and legal practitioners, but also for language students, interpreters and translators.

Study the books – prepare for excellence

The Practitioners‘ Guide to Applied Comparative Law and Language

The Practitioners‘ Guide to Applied Comparative Law and Language

Volume No. 1: Civil Law & Business Law

by Franz J. Heidinger / Andrea Hubalek (editors)

Vienna: LexisNexis Verlag ARD Orac GmbH & Co KG, 2021 [1st edition], 752 pages

ISBN (Austria LexisNexis) 978-3-7007-7900-1

ISBN (Germany C.H.BECK) 978-3-406-76035-8

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The Practitioners‘ Guide to Applied Comparative Law and Language

The Practitioners‘ Guide to Applied Comparative Law and Language

Volume No. 2: Public Law & Related Fields of Law

The Practitioners’ Guide to Applied Comparative Law and Language Vol 2

by Franz J. Heidinger / Andrea Hubalek (editors)

Vienna: LexisNexis Verlag ARD Orac GmbH & Co KG, 2021 [1st edition], 716 pages

ISBN (Austria LexisNexis) 978-3-7007-7901-8

ISBN (Germany C.H.BECK) 978-3-406-76036-5

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Beide Bände sind auch im Paket erhältlich

Beide Bände sind auch im Paket erhältlich:

ISBN (Austria LexisNexis) 978-3-7007-7918-6

ISBN (Germany C.H.BECK) 978-3-406-77070-8

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Angloamerikanische Rechtssprache 1

Angloamerikanische Rechtssprache 1

"Angloamerikanische Rechtssprache 1"
by Franz J. Heidinger / Andrea Hubalek (editors)
Vienna: LexisNexis Verlag ARD Orac GmbH & Co KG, 2013 [5th, revised and extended edition], 411 pages
ISBN (Austria LexisNexis) 978-3-7007-5523-4
ISBN (Germany BDÜ) 978-3-938430-50-7

The practice-oriented handbook Angloamerikanische Rechtssprache (Anglo-American Legal Language) offers a comprehensive overview of Anglo-American civil and business law and Anglo-American legal language. The areas covered by this volume 1 are Contract Law, the Law of Business Organisations/Corporate Law, Intellectual Property Law, Arbitration, Tax Law, Accounting and Insurance Law.

Texts covering the American, English, German and Austrian legal systems provide a solid introduction to the relevant fields of law in English or American legal language. The introductory texts are followed by specific glossaries and forms for practical work.
This book addresses (business) lawyers, accountants, translators and interpreters as well as students of law, business administration and economics, languages and translation studies and anybody who takes an interest in and/or deals with English language business or legal texts. The book may be used as a reference book, as a textbook for members of the teaching profession or as a study aid for private studies.

Angloamerikanische Rechtssprache 2

Angloamerikanische Rechtssprache 2

"Angloamerikanische Rechtssprache 2"
by Franz J. Heidinger / Andrea Hubalek (editors)
Vienna: LexisNexis Verlag ARD Orac GmbH & Co KG, 2013 [2nd, revised and extended edition], 369 pages
ISBN (Austria LexisNexis) 978-3-7007-5514-2
ISBN (Germany BDÜ) 978-3-938430-51-4

This second volume of the practice-oriented handbook Angloamerikanische Rechtssprache (Anglo-American Legal Language) supplements the comprehensive overview of Anglo-American business law and Anglo-American legal language with additional important areas of law, such as Tort Law, Civil Procedure Law, Commercial Law, Labour Law, Real Estate Law and Family Law.

Texts covering the American, English, German and Austrian legal systems provide a solid introduction to the relevant fields of law in English or American legal language. The introductory texts are followed by specific glossaries and forms for practical work.
This book addresses (business) lawyers, accountants, translators and interpreters as well as students and anybody who takes an interest in and/or deals with English language business or legal texts. The book may be used as a reference book, as a textbook for members of the teaching profession or as a study aid for private studies.

Angloamerikanische Rechtssprache 3

Angloamerikanische Rechtssprache 3

"Angloamerikanische Rechtssprache 3"
by Franz J. Heidinger / Andrea Hubalek (editors)
Vienna: LexisNexis Verlag ARD Orac GmbH & Co KG, 2016, 382 pages
ISBN (Austria: LexisNexis) 978-3-7007-6181-5
ISBN (Germany: BDÜ-Fachverlag) 978-3-938430-74-3

This third volume of the practice-oriented handbook Angloamerikanische Rechtssprache (Anglo-American Legal Language) supplements the comprehensive overview of Anglo-American business law and Anglo-American legal language with additional important fields of law, such as Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure Law, Insolvency Law and Antitrust/Cartel Law.

Texts covering the American, English, German and Austrian legal systems provide a solid introduction to the relevant fields of law in English or American legal language. The introductory texts are followed by specific glossaries for practical work.
This book is recommended for (business) lawyers, accountants, translators and interpreters as well as for students of law, business administration and economics, languages and translation studies and anybody who takes an interest in and/or deals with English-language commercial or legal texts. The book may be used as a reference book, as a textbook for members of the teaching profession or as a study aid for private studies.

Angloamerikanische Rechtssprache - Arbeitsbuch

Angloamerikanische Rechtssprache - Arbeitsbuch

"Anglo-American Legal Language - Study Aids"
by Franz J. Heidinger / Andrea Hubalek (editors)
Vienna: LexisNexis Verlag ARD Orac GmbH & Co KG, 2016,
322 pages
ISBN (Austria LexisNexis) 978-3-7007-6738-1

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This Study Aid supplements Angloamerikanische Rechtssprache (Anglo-American Legal Language) 1-3 and assists all users and students in learning the 19 fields of law covered in the three volumes in the four jurisdictions (USA, UK/England, Germany and Austria). All chapters of the books are developed from a legal and from a linguistic point of view in 76 modules/study aids. Each study aid comes with recommended answers. Whether you use it as accompanying literature for university studies or for self-study, this book will provide you with and strengthen your expert knowledge in these fields of law and the underlying Anglo-American legal language.

The exercises also form an excellent basis in preparation for the Vienna Legal Language Proficiency Exam, which can be taken in order to attain the Vienna Legal Language Proficiency Certificate (Vienna LLP). They can be used as part of one's university studies, as a basis for non-university programmes, as well as for self-study purposes.

This Study Aid is recommended for (business) lawyers, notaries, other legal practitioners, accountants, translators and interpreters, employees of international organisations and companies, as well as for students of law, business administration and economics, language and translation studies.

Take the classes – waive the written exam:

Several Universities in Austria (e.g. Vienna and Graz) are offering preparatory courses for the Vienna LLP:

Angloamerikanische Rechtssprache Part 1 provides a systematic introduction to the

 

  • American Legal System and Legal English/American Legal English
  • US/UK/German/Austrian contract law as well as international contract law
  • US/UK/German/Austrian law on business organizations

Angloamerikanische Rechtssprache Part 2 provides a systematic introduction to the law and language of

 

  • US/UK/German/Austrian intellectual property law (patent, trademark, copyright)
  • US/UK/German/Austrian law of arbitration
  • US/UK/German/Austrian tax law/accounting/insurance law

Angloamerikanische Rechtssprache Part 3 provides a systematic introduction to the law and language of

 

  • US/UK/German/Austrian tort law/law of damages
  • US/UK/German/Austrian law of civil procedure
  • US/UK/German/Austrian commercial law

Angloamerikanische Rechtssprache Part 4 provides a systematic introduction to the law and language of

 

  • US/UK/German/Austrian labo(u)r law
  • US/UK/German/Austrian real estate/land law
  • US/UK/German/Austrian family law

Angloamerikanische Rechtssprache Part 5 provides a systematic introduction to the law and language of

 

  • US/UK/German/Austrian constitutional law
  • US/UK/German/Austrian administrative law
  • US/UK/German/Austrian anti-trust/cartel law

Angloamerikanische Rechtssprache Part 6 provides a systematic introduction to the law and language of

 

  • US/UK/German/Austrian criminal law
  • US/UK/German/Austrian criminal procedure law
  • US/UK/German/Austrian insolvency law
Students who have successfully taken any one or more of the above six courses (whether at the Juridicum in Vienna, the University of Graz or at any other university offering similar accredited courses) will get credit for the respective fields on the written exam; students who have passed parts 1 & 2 as well as either parts 3 & 4 (private law) OR 5 & 6 (public law) are granted a waiver for the written exam and only have to take the oral exam.

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I HEREBY REGISTER FOR THE VIENNA LEGAL LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY TEST

 Comprehensive Exam (Vol 1 and 2)  Partial Exam 1: Civil Law & Business Law (Vol 1)  Partial Exam 2: Public Law & Related Fields of Law (Vol 2)

LEGAL AND LANGUAGE SYSTEM

 German legal system / German legal language  Austrian legal system / Austrian legal language  Both

Examination dates Written

Examination dates Oral

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exam dates and venues

Vienna
Written:
Wednesday, 15 September 2021
Wednesday, 10 November 2021

 

Oral:
 Wednesday, 22 September 2021
 Wednesday, 17 November 2021
Graz
Written:
 Thursday, 15 April 2021
 Thursday, 16 September 2021
 Thursday, 11 November 2021

 

Oral:
 Thursday, 22 April 2021
 Thursday, 23 September 2021
 Thursday, 18 November 2021
Exams are currently held in Vienna and Graz. Exams may be taken at other venues upon request.