MOOC – Law for Non-Lawyers

Monash University in Melbourne, which houses “one of the largest and most prestigious law schools in Australia”, is offering a free MOOC entitled “Law for Non-Lawyers: Introduction to Law”. It provides insights into the common law system, and introduces key legal doctrines and principles in readily accessible formats and language.

“Case studies will illuminate common applications of the law in real life scenarios, enabling you to explore the relevance of specific subjects to your own professional and personal circumstances, and legal jurisdiction.”

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Book – Legal English : Niezbędnik przyszłego prawnika

Last week I had the opportunity of meeting the author of an excellent book entitled “Legal English : Niezbędnik przyszłego prawnika“. The book, with a Polish focus as the title indicates, teaches legal English for a range of areas of law including: family, inheritance, property, contract, employment, financial, tax, and criminal law, as well as European law, public international law and constitutional law, and more. Continue reading

Technology and the legal profession

I think you might enjoy this well-presented TEDTalk from last year by Ruairidh Wynne-McHardy, a lawyer and self-taught progreammer. He has lived in three countries, speaks two languages and has one goal – to change the face of the legal profession by encouraging the use of legal technology. In his talk he explores to what extent automation and artificial intelligence threaten to take lawyers’ jobs. Continue reading

Call for papers – Translation & Disruption

The 2017 Translation Conference at the University of Portsmouth, UK deals with the theme “Translation & Disruption: Global and Local Perspectives“. The event will be held on Saturday 4 November  2017.

“… the idea of digital disruption has been causing both excitement and concern in businesses worldwide, from financial and legal services to entertainment distribution and the taxi industry. The world of translation is not immune to such upheavals and the notion of digital disruption is useful for understanding changes in translation practice.”

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