Course: Professional Skills Course

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Course title Professional Skills Course
Course code CPV/KPROD
Organizational form of instruction Seminar
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Škurek Martin, JUDr. Ph.D.
  • Melotíková Petra, Mgr.
  • Tomoszková Veronika, JUDr. Ph.D.
  • Pochylá Veronika, Mgr.
Course content
1. Importance of professional skills for the performance of legal profession 2. Communication skills 3. Legal argumentation I 4. Legal argumentation II 5. Written argumentation 6. Analysis of a legal problem I 7. Analysis of a legal problem II 8. Presentation skills 9. Professional ethics 10. Writing of expert legal text 11. Writing legal documents I 12. Writing legal documents I

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training)
Learning outcomes
Professional skills course aims to strengthen the aspect of practical legal skills in the profile of graduates of the bachelor program Law in Public Administration at PF UP and thus get them ready for practical use of the law. Therefore the course will supplement substantive and procedural law courses. Teaching will focus on training of communication, presentation and analytical skills, all that in connection to their use in law. In majority, the course does not cover skills of attorneys (counselors), to the contrary, it covers specific skills of professions performed by the graduates of bachelor study programs. Within the framework of the course, the students will learn to work with law information sources, communication and presentation skills, legal argumentation, basics of professional ethics, writing the legal documents and expert legal text. During the course, an emphasis will be given to clearness of the teaching, interactivity, individual work of students and an opportunity to exercise the gained knowledge.
Students who have completed this course will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to understand the features of law.
The completion of this course is not conditioned upon completion of any other courses.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance

It is essential that those students who would like to pass the course must have attendance within the scope set by the seminar teacher and succeed in the colloquium.
Recommended literature
  • Melzer, F. (2010). Metodologie nalézání práva. Úvod do právní argumentace.. Praha, C. H. Beck.
  • Tomoszková, V., Tomoszek, M. (2008). Kurz právnických dovedností. Iurřidicum Olomucensis, o.p.s., Olomouc.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Law Law in Public Administration (2013) Law, legal and public administration proceeding 2 Summer