Barnes Green Book - The Gateway to Mastering Legal English

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Why BGB?

If you are a law student in China, almost 20 percent of the content is in English. Further, you need to take English proficiency exams to be admitted to graduate programs.

Whether you are applying for a job in law, business, government, or the non-profit world—or applying for a graduate program—you need to master legal English.

That's why legal English is important—and why the Barnes Green Book was developed.

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Contract Law

In this lesson, you'll learn how sellers and buyers of goods use contract law in international sales transactions. You'll get a list of key terms, read a Swiss case about soybeans, sit-in on interviews with a distinguished contracts professor and a Beijing-based lawyer, and will read about an auction sale of bronze rat and rabbit heads. You'll also listen to a song about contracts.

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Terrorism
恐怖主义

use or threat of violence on civilians to achieve a political or religious or ideological objective.

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Writing Tip of the Day

Lie and lay

Lie means to "to rest on something" or "to recline," while lay means "to put" or "to place something."

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