Legal Translation

This course will enable you to develop your legal translation skills by translating a wide variety of legal documents. After overviews of both English-Chinese and Chinese-English legal translation, you’ll engage in hands-on practice.

Instructor: Alex Fu


Location: Online
Duration: 6 weeks
Available only to students enrolled in:
Legal Interpretation and Translation Certificate

What you will learn

After completing this course, you’ll be able to do the following:

  • Describe the characteristics of legal translation
  • Conduct terminology, subject-matter and background research
  • Deliver legal translation that meets the expectations of professional standards
  • Apply what you have learned in this course when working on the translation section of a certification examination

How you will learn and be evaluated

  • Prepare to spend 2–3 hours per week on coursework in addition to attending classes
  • Expect lectures, presentations, case studies and discussions

You’ll be evaluated on:

  • Exams and quizzes
  • Assignments
  • Participation

To graduate with the Legal and Interpretation and Translation Certificate, complete all courses with an overall grade of B– (70%).

Technical Requirements

For online courses, you will need a computer with audio and microphone that is connected to the internet. Canvas is the online system that will be used for the course. For more information and online support, visit Online Learning.