Seminar – Interpreting in War Crimes Trials

The School of Humanities & Languages at UNSW Sydney is organizing its Linguistics Translation & Interpreting Seminar 2022 on 19 April, on the subject of “Interpreting in War Crimes Trials – the Experience of International Courts and Tribunals“.

In this seminar Dr Alex Tomić, a former interpreter at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and later Chief of Language Services at the International Criminal Court (ICC) discusses the interpreting practices of war crimes international courts and tribunals where multilingual proceedings are conducted with simultaneous interpretation. Continue reading

Legal English Course, Austral University School of Law, Argentina

A new edition of the Practical & Intensive Course in Legal English at Austral University School of Law is currently being launched and starts on 15 March 2022.

The four-month program is aimed at lawyers, advanced law students, legal translators, and other related professionals willing to hone their legal English skills. Continue reading

Terminology Diploma (FR, EN)

L’Université Savoie Mont-Blanc en partenariat avec l’Université Nova de Lisbonne a mis en place le premier Diplôme d’Université de Terminologie en France avec la participation d’intervenants de la DG Traduction du Parlement Européen, de l’AFNOR et de l’Université Grenoble-Alpes. La formation est dispensée à distance, en français ou en anglais selon les participants.

Cette formation vise à doter toute personne impliquée dans une démarche terminologique des compétences nécessaires à la construction de terminologies et à la mise en place de politiques terminologiques au sein d’une organisation. Continue reading

Translating Europe Workshop – Aarhus, Denmark

The Department of Communication and Culture at Aarhus University in Denmark, in collaboration with the European Commission Representation in Denmark and the Forbundet Kommunikation og Sprog is hosting a Translating Europe Workshop on the subject “Translation enriches Communication”. Continue reading

Training opportunity – European Central Bank

The European Central Bank (ECB) is currently offering paid traineeships in the English Translation and Editing Section of the Language Services Division, a part of the Directorate General Communications […] responsible for providing the ECB with linguistic expertise and support in the official languages of the European Union, in close collaboration with the national central banks and national supervisory authorities.

The deadline is 31 August 2021 so hurry, hurry!

Editing and translation work covers a wide range of texts for expert audiences and the general public, and includes material for publication on ECB websites and social media accounts, through which its work is also made accessible to non-expert readers.

Continue reading

Compendium of legal translation courses offered by universities (2021)

This post updates and replaces my last compendium. I haven’t found this kind of guide elsewhere, so my aim is to give you a flavour of the legal translation, legal linguistics and legal interpreting courses available at universities worldwide.

Please do contact me via the sidebar if you know of others that I have not included here.

There is a range of on-site courses, distance learning, and/or timetabling that is accessible to professionals, such as at weekends. Given the current pandemic situation, I suggest you contact the individual institutions to find out more about attendance options.

The information below has been taken from the relevant university websites and direct correspondence. If any details are incorrect, I would be happy to change them upon request from the institution concerned.

I have listed the courses in alphabetical order of their location. Continue reading

Training – American Contract Law

Yale Law School, through the lifelong learning platform Coursera, offers a comprehensive overview of contract law in the United States. Each lecture is based on one or more common law cases, integrating legal doctrines with policy discussions. The course also covers key sections from the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), which governs the sale of goods. Continue reading