Course: Legal Skills Course

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Course title Legal Skills Course
Course code CPV/ELSC
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction English
Status of course Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Tomoszek Maxim, JUDr. PhD.
  • Valentová Lucia, Mgr.
Course content
1. Role of skills development in legal education 2. Communication and presentation skills 3. Argumentation skills 4. Professional ethics 5. Legal profession in international comparison 6. Legal research 7. Academic writing 8. Legal drafting 9. Advocacy skills - how to please the court 10. Interviewing 11. Counselling 12. Negotiation and mediation

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training)
Learning outcomes
Legal skills course taught in English aims to implement legal skills development into the curriculum and to prepare students for legal practice, presenting a practical element accompanying substantive law subjects. The education will be aimed at training of communication, presentation and analytical skills, with focus on their legal aspects. The course does not focus only on advocacy skills, it aims to develop skills important for all legal profession and already in legal studies. The course will be based on interactive modern methods of education, active involvement of students, their individual work and exercise of acquired skills.
Students will acquire and develop communication, presentation and analytical skills important for effective practising of legal profession. Student after successful completing of the subject is able to lead the interview with the client, has better Communication, presentation and argumentaion skills.
There are no pre-requisits for this subject.

Assessment methods and criteria

The course is concluded in the form of exam, which is bestowed upon acquiring a set number of points, that students acquire by active participation in seminars, homework set by the seminar teacher and other activities.
Recommended literature
  • Krieger, S. H., Neumann, R. K. (2004). Essential Lawyering Skills. Interwieving, Counselling, Negotiation, and Persuasive Fact Analysis. 3. vydání.. ASPEN Publishers, New York.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Law Law (ERA) Law, legal and public administration proceeding - Summer