Course: Legal Skills Course

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Course title Legal Skills Course
Course code CPV/NLSC
Organizational form of instruction Seminar
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Valentová Lucia, Mgr.
  • Tomoszek Maxim, JUDr. PhD.
Course content
Seminar topics: 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
Training in job and motor Skils
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.
There are no pre-requisits for this subject.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance

The colloquy is bestowed upon acquiring a set number of points, that students acquire by active participation in seminars, homework 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 (2010) Law, legal and public administration proceeding 3 Summer
Faculty of Law Law (2010) Law, legal and public administration proceeding 2 Summer