Legal English and Academic Oral Skills

Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
Jaar 2019/20
Vakcode RGAEX00605
Vaknaam Legal English and Academic Oral Skills
Niveau(s) propedeuse
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b (blok 2)

Uitgebreide vaknaam Legal English and Academic Oral Skills (for recidivisten)
Leerdoelen LET OP! Dit vak wordt alleen nog gegeven in 2019-2020. Daarna komt het vak te vervallen.

After completion of this course, students will:
1. Develop and use skills of debating and critical thinking;
2. Develop new legal vocabulary;
3. Successfully master the mechanics of a PowerPoint;
4. Deliver a professional oral presentation;
5. Expand sensitivity to the importance of legal and ethical considerations and the ability to confront dominant, popular opinions with constructive criticism;
6. Utilize oratory skills in formal academic discussion;
7. Debate key policy and normative dilemmas in contemporary liberal democracies;
8. Discuss topics in order to build conceptually coherent arguments to support conflicting positions on political and normative dilemmas.
Omschrijving The course aims to improve students’ oral skills to a level that would enable them to function professionally in an international legal context. The curriculum aims to bring students up to a CEFR C1/C2 level. The course concentrates on oral skills in a professional legal context and includes academic skills, such as presentations, discussion exercises, conference, and debating. Oral skills will focus on argumentation in the context of international law. The course includes an extensive amount of legal terminology. Presentations are a course requirement and must be satisfactory.

At the end of block 1, there will be a vocabulary exam and an oral exam.

The oral exam must be a pass (CEFR C1/C2).
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm werkgroep
(14x2 uur tutorials (gedurende het blok). Attendance compulsory.)
Toetsvorm mondeling, schriftelijk (essayvragen) (digitaal indien mogelijk)
(Vocabulary exam)
Vaksoort p-niveau, niet-juridisch
Coördinator drs. J.R. van Loon
Docent(en) e.a. ,drs. J.R. van Loon
  • This course is only accessible for students that are registered for the Bachelor's degree programme 'International and European Law' and/or students that have received explicit admission to this course by the Faculty of Law.
  • This course is not open to exchange students.
  • Not accessible for students who have passed English language (RGAEX00405) before 1/9/2018
  • Coordinator contact: J.R. van (tel. 363 8445) Office hour by appointment.
  • WARNING: This course will only be given in 2019-2020. After this, the course will be cancelled.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
LLB International and European Law - starting in 2017-2018 and earlier  (in academic year 2017-2018) 1 semester I a compulsory
LLB International and European Law - starting in 2018-2019  (in academic year 2018-2019) 1 semester I a a. compulsory