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2019/2020  BA-BIMKO1018U  Legal English and International Business Law

English Title
Legal English and International Business Law

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Spring
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BA in Intercultural Marketing Communication
Course coordinator
  • Kistine Lykkestern - Department of Management, Society and Communication (MSC)
Main academic disciplines
  • Business Law
  • Language
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 20-03-2020

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Learning objectives
  • Understanding legal texts in selected areas and explaining the legal content, using the proper legal vocabulary in the given communication situation
  • Adapting texts to the target audience, the communication situation and the communicative purpose of the text
  • Demonstrating understanding of linguistic and stylistic conventions typical of legal texts
  • Communicating in conformity with the norms of morphology, syntax and orthography
Legal English and International Business Law:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Max. 2 pages
Assignment type Case based assignment
Duration Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
Grading scale 7-point grading scale
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period Summer
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Description of the exam procedure

Opgaven bliver frigivet 4 timer før afleveringsfristen.

Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

Marketing law in a linguistic perspective


  • The aim of this course is to enable students to understand and apply EU marketing law in Danish and English.
  • The course embraces both legal and linguistic aspects of EU marketing law, including the processing of personal data. The focus is on the understanding of basic EU law.

  • Students will be acquainted with the linguistic characteristics of legal writing as well as the specific linguistic challenges that we encounter when working with legal language. During the course, we will be working with the relevant legal terminology, e.g. when students are given feedback on their assignments.


Description of the teaching methods
Interactive lectures, case based teaching, group work, workshops, written assignments.
Feedback during the teaching period
Feedback will be given in connection with written assignments and workshops.

Student workload
Course activities (including preparation) 145 hours
Exam (including exam preparation) 61 hours
Last updated on 20-03-2020