We would like to inform you that the International Slavic University “Gavrilo Romanovich Derzhavin”, for the first time in this area, has introduced a course entitled “Latin for jurists” that can be attended not only by the students from students that study law and jurists but by everyone interested in mastering the Latin (legal) terminology that we encounter in everyday life.
The course is comprised of two sections that will be realized twice a week for 60 minutes.
The course will start on 28th February 2022 and the lessons will be held on Monday and Wednesday at 6:30 p.m CET. The lectures will be held on ZOOM.
At the end of the course, the attendees will be awarded a certificate issued by the International Slavic University for acquired knowledge in Latin Legal Terms.
First of all, introducing the legal terms by getting acquainted with the context in which they appear, which means basic introduction with the context of Roman law and Roman legal culture.
The lectures will be held in English. The lectures will be held by Prof. Daniela Tosheva, Ph.D., who holds a Ph.D. in Classical Philology and who has translated significant literary works from Latin and Ancient Greek regarding Roman Law.
This course provides an introduction to legal terminology, primarily derived from Latin (Latinisms), as well as Latin expressions (expressions used in authentic form) that are still used in the field of law, and also in other areas of our life. Namely, the course attendees will be convinced that this is not a “dead” language, but a language that is still used in modern languages and is used in forming new terms, especially in science. Additionally, the course provides basic communication in Latin, which is not burdened with grammar, and enables the listed contents to be mastered, according to the Cambridge program (the life and family of Caecilius whose home was found in the ruins of Pompeii, is followed). The course will enable the attendees to use the Latin terminology and Latin expressions and to operate with them appropriately.
In fact, the objective of the course is practical. Therefore, it is not intended the contents to be studied comparatively, but essentially, by getting acquainted with the context of the Roman law and Roman culture in general, which are the basis of the modern European culture. This way of learning enables easy memorizing of the terminology and applying it in various situations.
The planned expressions and Latinisms are divided into several topics, which refer to:
In addition to getting acquainted with the context and exercises for the correct use of Latinisms and phrases, within each topic it has been planned the Latin to be followed through the family of Caecilius, which provides a basic introduction to Latin.
* The listed references are not compulsory. Custom content that will be used during the lessons, will be available to the attendees after each lesson.
Some of the materials will be available as digital learning materials.
The course “Latin for jurists” was very useful for me because it gave me a new perspective on the Latin terminology. This was not only dull learning of legal terms, but a deeper insight into legal terminology and Latin, and by comparing historical and cultural features, enabled me to understand better the meaning of many of the frequently used legal terms and their origin and context. To sum up, the course is very useful and I will recommend to anyone who has any contact with legal terminology or language learning. – Sanja Daneva, certified court translator.
All good things come to an end and that is what happened with the Latin Course for Jurists. I have never studied Latin and I have learned a lot about Latin from this course”– Bojan Stefanovikj, a student at the Faculty of Law within ISU.
I highly recommend the course “Latin for jurists” to all current and future lawyers, as well as to everyone who is in touch with the Latin Legal terminology. The course was very useful and instructive for me, because it gave me a wide interpretation and understanding of legal terminology, the expressions (so-called Latinisms), which we use every day, and are derived from Latin. In addition to learning Latin and legal terminology, the course introduced me to the life of the ancient Romans and the important historical facts of their time. The course itself is designed and adapted to modern trends and is very interactive and entertaining. – Lidija, Grupcheva, jurist.
The course costs 100 EUR (6000 MKD). The payment can be made online on our website.
After you fill the application we will send you a link for the online payment. You will be redirected to the website of our Conference Center where you can safely make the payment for the course.
To apply, please fill out the following application: