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ESP for Law Students

Week

Content Focus

Getting to
Know You
Bill of Rights

Grammar
Focus/
Reinforcement

Writing Focus

Listening Tasks

Readings

Verb Tenses
(Present
Simple, Present
Progressive,
Past Simple,
Past
Progressive)

Summary of one of
the Amendments of
the Bill of Rights (1
Paragraph)
provided by the
teacher

Listen to the featured podcast


on the American Bar
Association website.
http://www.abajournal.com

An explanation of the Bill of


Rights and the full text of the
amendments at
http://billofrightsinstitute.org/fo
unding-documents/bill-ofrights/
An overview of the first
amendment at
http://www.law.cornell.edu/wex
/first_amendment
Abstract of Texas vs. Johnson
from
http://supreme.nolo.com/us/491/
397/

Podcasts from Law in Action


(BBC)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcast
s/series/law

International Law Overview


from
http://www.law.cornell.edu/wex
/international_law
United Nations Website
http://www.un.org/en/law/
America and International law
from The Economist
http://www.economist.com/blog
s/democracyinamerica/2014/05/
america-and-internationallaw?zid=309&ah=80dcf288b85
61b012f603b9fd9577f0e
Overview of Environmental

International
Law

Verb Tenses
(Present Perfect
Simple and
Progressive,
Past Perfect
Simple and
Progressive)

Summary/Response
(2 Paragraphs) of
the Podcast from
Law in Action
provided by the
teacher; sentence
structure (simple,
compound and
complex)

Environmental

Verb Tenses

Summary/Response

Law

(Future Simple,
Future
Progressive,
Future Perfect
Simple and
Progressive)

Business Law

Verb Tenses
(continued
review of all 12
verb tenses)

Criminal Law

Adverb Clauses

Law and
Technology

Adjective and
Noun Clauses

Students share
their selfdirected study

ESP for Law Students


/Proposed Solution
(3 paragraphs) on
the article regarding
Animal Testing provided by the
teacher; continued
study of sentence
structure
Introduction
Corporation or LLC?
Paragraphs and
Podcast Thesis Statements http://www.nolocast.com/wpstudents begin work podcasts/1CorpLLC.mp3
on their own topics
Body Paragraphs
and how to support
you claims in a
body paragraph
students work on
their own paper

Law
http://www.law.cornell.edu/wex
/environmental_law
What Are Laws Regarding
Animal Testing?
http://www.hg.org/article.asp?id
=31865
Net Gets Physical http://www.americanbar.org/pu
blications/blt/2014/11/03_rothc
hild.html
Criminal Law Overview http://www.law.cornell.edu/wex
/criminal_law
The Ciriminal Court Audience
in a Post-Trial World http://harvardlawreview.org/201
4/06/the-criminal-courtaudience-in-a-post-trial-world/

Body Paragraphs
continued;
concluding
paragraph - how to
write a good
conclusion

Net Neutrality: President


Obamas Plan for Free and
Open Internet (Video and
Transcript available)
http://www.whitehouse.gov/n
et-neutrality#section-watchthe-video

Blog entitled Personal Data


Security and the BYOD
Problem: Who is really at risk?
http://jolt.richmond.edu/index.p
hp/blog-personal-data-securityand-the-byod-problem-who-istruly-at-risk/

First Draft of Essay


Due on Tuesday

Mini presentations (1/2 the


class)

None - students continue to


work on their projects and share
one of their articles in class

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topics
Students share
their selfdirected study
topics continued

Final Essay Due on


Thursday

Mini presentations continued


(1/2 the class)

None

Grading Policy: Students will be graded according to the following letter grade system. In order to pass the class and receive a
certificate, students are required to attain a C or higher.
97-100% A+ 87-89% B+
92-96% A
82-86% B
90-91% A80-81% B-

77-79% C+
72-76% C
70-71% C-

67-69% D+
62-66% D
60-61% D-

0-59% F

Students are required to attend 80% of the classes and complete all work assigned.

Participation/Classwork/Homework
Writing Assignments/Research Tasks
Mini Presentation
Final Essay

40%
30%
10%
20%