School of Law

Linguistic insights into the needs of International Law (LLM) students

13 June 2018 | 13:00 -16:00 | Seminar
Moot Court Room (1.28), Liberty Building

This seminar reports on research into the vocabulary needed to study for an LLM in International Law. Drawing on data from the recently completed DSVC International Law corpus, it will be demonstrated that the students' needs extend far beyond the terminology contained in a Law dictionary or likely to be glossed by the lecturer. There will be an opportunity to discuss examples and practical ideas will be made for how these might be introduced to students.

This event is hosted jointly by the Centre For Excellence in Language Teaching (CELT) and the Centre for Research and Innovation in Legal Education (CIRLE) at the University of Leeds.

Lunch will be available from 1pm - 2pm. 

The presentation will run from 2pm- 3.30pm.

All welcome. This is a free event, though registration is required for catering purposes.  Please register your attendance below.

Abstract

This seminar reports on research into the vocabulary needed to study for an LLM in International Law. Drawing on data from the recently completed DSVC International Law corpus, it will be demonstrated that the students' needs extend far beyond the terminology contained in a Law dictionary or likely to be glossed by the lecturer. There will be an opportunity to discuss examples and practical ideas will be made for how these might be introduced to students.

About the speaker

Jenny Kemp is a Lecturer in English for Academic Purposes at the University of Leicester.  She currently directs the Insessional English Language Support Programme, supporting international students studying at the University of Leicester and also provides in-sessional support for postgraduate (LLM) students in the School of Law.  Her main research interests lie in discipline-specific vocabulary and the use of corpora in teaching and learning. She is also interested in the skills of reading and listening, and in learner independence; she has presented on these areas in the UK, Germany, Greece, Spain and Turkey; and has had articles in peer-reviewed publications.

 

Location Details

Moot Court Room (1.28)
Liberty Building
University of Leeds
Leeds
LS2 9JT 

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