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TRA5105 - Bilingual Legal Drafting

Credit Units: 3
Duration: 45 hours
Prerequisites: Nil
Module Description
The course covers the general principles in interpreting and drafting bilingual legislation in the Hong Kong context, and bilingual legal drafting in the general business setting. Students will be taught the linguistic and interpretation problems inherent in legal translation from the perspective of the discrepancies between the Chinese and English language, drafting and statutory interpretation. Students will undertake translation of various types of bilingual legal texts and critically assess and evaluate bilingual legal texts.