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EULETA had its beginnings during a conference at the University of Greifswald, Germany in 2006 when a group of delegates specializing in the teaching of Legal English came together and discussed how that teaching could be improved and developed. They decided that after the conference they would set up an educational organisation for the promotion of the professional development of teachers of Legal English. EULETA was born and incorporated as a registered association under German law. It is a recognized non-profit organization. Membership fees and donations are tax-deductible throughout the European Union.

Objects

The object of the association is to promote the effective teaching of Legal English. We do so by exchanging opinions and experience, publishing information, running conferences, seminars and training programmes. In particular, we:

  • foster continuing professional development
  • provide an array of networking opportunities
  • organize conferences
  • publish teaching materials, journals and training manuals
  • run a website with a dedicated members area
  • facilitate an online discussion group
  • maintain social media presence
  • participate in the shaping of qualifications for Legal English teachers
  • promote training and examination standards for national and international recognition of Legal English

Events

One of our main activities is the organisation of conferences and workshops. Conferences are biennial, three-day events, while themed, one-day workshops take place in the non-conference years. The first event took place in 2007. It was hosted by the University of Passau, Germany. The following years took us to the universities of Ulm (Germany), Berlin (Humboldt University), Hamburg (Bucerius Law School), Osnabruck (Germany), Groningen (The Netherlands) and Warwick (UK). Zurich University of Applied Sciences is the host of our 2016 conference.

Membership

Membership is open to anyone invloved in the teaching of Legal English. Our members are part of a growing network of lawyer-linguists, get access to teaching ideas, lesson plans and materials – and can share their own if they want. Free access to TransLegal’s online dictionary, a listing in our trainer directory, reduced conference fees and a dedicated section of our web site are further incentives. Please go to the Join EULETA section for a full list of benefits.

Governance

The association is governed by a board of six members who serve in a voluntary, non-remunerative capacity. They are elected for a two-year term. Elections are held at EULETA’s biennial conference.

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