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Minor in Legal English

The minor in Law is open to students of all majors. It is suitable for students who have a general interest in law or students who are considering law school or other graduate studies in law. It is also suitable for students pursuing a career with a significant connection to law and legal affairs and who wish to deepen their understanding of the legal system. The minor in law is not intended to prepare students to work as paralegals and is not endorsed by the American Bar Association. Students who intend to work as paralegals should choose the law major. While attending one or two English courses can certainly offer benefits, sustained and focused study is often the best way to acquire and strengthen the skills sought after by law school admissions officers and used by lawyers. The American Bar Association notes that “preparation for legal education should involve extensive experience in accurately reading and critically analyzing complex textual records, as much of what you will do as a law student and attorney involves careful reading and understanding of legal opinions, statues, documents, and other written materials.” Skills acquired and perfected in each English course. The same goes for writing. “If you want to prepare for legal education,” advises the ABA, “you need to develop a high level of written communication skills. Language is a lawyer`s most important tool, and lawyers need to learn to express themselves clearly and concisely,” adding that “however, basic drafting skills need to be acquired and refined before entering law school.” Therefore, a minor in Thailand refers to anyone under the age of 20, unless they are married. A minor cannot perform any legal act – for example, sign contracts. If minors wish to perform a legal act, they must obtain the consent of their legal representative, usually (but not always) the parents, otherwise the act is questionable.

Exceptions are acts by which a minor simply acquires a right or is released from an obligation, strictly personal acts and actions that correspond to his or her living situation and are necessary for his or her reasonable needs. The minor may draw up a will at the age of fifteen. As many of our majors and minors know or discover, the English major or minor is an excellent preparation for law school and a career in law. The American Bar Association (ABA) lists seven “core competencies and values” that students should acquire in preparation for law, a list that is very familiar to our students: The Civil and Commercial Code of the Kingdom of Thailand does not define the term “minor”; However, sections 19 and 20 read as follows: Remember that law school is not the goal, but only the means. The possibilities offered by the study of law are diverse, ranging from public service and advocacy to private practice and justice. The skills and values taught by the major or minor in English or creative writing will take you far beyond LSAT and personal declaration to lifelong service through law, regardless of the form (or forms) of your career. The U.S. Department of Defense has taken the position that it will not consider “enemy combatants” held extrajudicially in Guantanamo Bay detention centers as minors unless they are under the age of sixteen. [16] In any event, only three out of more than a dozen inmates under the age of 16 separated them from the adult prison population. Several dozen prisoners between sixteen and eighteen were incarcerated with the adult prison population.

Now the under-18s are separated, in accordance with the age of majority and the expectations of the world. The emancipation of minors is a legal mechanism by which a minor is no longer under the control of his parents or guardians and receives the legal rights associated with adults. Depending on the country, emancipation can be achieved in different ways: through marriage, economic self-sufficiency, graduation or training, or participation in some form of military service. In the United States, all states have some form of emancipation of minors. [18] In England and Wales, cases of juveniles who break the law are often dealt with by the Juvenile Delinquency Team. If they are detained, they are sent to a juvenile detention centre. Under this distinction, those who are considered juveniles are usually (but not always) brought before a juvenile court and may benefit from other special protection measures. For example, in some states, a parent or guardian must be present during police questioning, or their names may remain confidential if they are accused of a crime.

For many crimes (especially violent crimes), the age at which a minor can be tried as an adult varies below 18 or (less commonly) under 16. [14] For example, in Kentucky, the lowest age at which a minor can be tried as an adult, regardless of the seriousness of the crime, is 14. In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, a minor is a person under the age of 18; [9] In Scotland, this age is 16. [10] The age of criminal responsibility is 10 years in England, Wales and Northern Ireland; and 12 years in Scotland, formerly 8 years, which was the lowest age in Europe. [11] [12] [13] 1 Source: American Bar Association, “Preparing for Law School,” www.americanbar.org/groups/legal_education/resources/pre_law/. All quotes are from this source. An English major or minor not only offers the opportunity to acquire and hone these skills, but also offers programs of study for students with diverse interests. Students can study English or creative writing as a major or minor.

Students interested in majoring in creative writing should speak with Dr. Nathan Oates (nathan.oates@shu.edu). In all 28 states and 8 territories of the Union, a minor is considered to be a person under the age of 18. In rare cases, minors as young as 16 or 17 accused of extremely heinous crimes can sometimes be treated as adults. [8] In Italy, Law No. 39 of 8. March 1975 stipulates that a minor is a person under the age of 18. [7] Citizens under the age of 18 cannot vote (to elect senators, 25), be elected, obtain a driver`s license for cars, or issue or sign legal instruments. Crimes committed by minors in Italy are tried by a juvenile court.

Our students also benefit from small class sizes and the individual attention we can provide in these groups, a diverse population of majors and minors, and the faculty of teaching and counseling. In addition to their advisor, English majors and minors who are considering or preparing to study law can speak with an “in-house” pre-legal counselor, Dr. Karen Gevirtz (Karen.gevirtz@shu.edu), who will help them choose courses up to the writing of the personal statement.