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8015012 Academic Legal Writing for Students in the International Master´s Degree Programmes in Law, 2-3 op 
Tunniste 8015012  Voimassaolo 01.01.2016 -
Nimi Academic Legal Writing for Students in the International Master´s Degree Programmes in Law  Lyhenne ALW MA/Law 
Laajuus2-3 op  Vanhenemisaika  
TyyppiKieli- ja viestintäopinnot Oppiaine 
LajiOpintojakso  Tuntimäärä  
Opinto-oikeus   Arvostelu0-5 
Suositeltu suoritusaika 
Vastuuyksikkö Kielikeskus (J,K) 


The course provides students with tools for writing academic English.


The course tackles the characteristics and requirements of formal and academic legal writing. It provides students with outlining and planning skills, and helps them
organize and structure their texts including its different sections. Other focuses are on the quoting and referencing styles in the field of law.

Participants will analyze several articles in their own fields, and develop their writing skills through a process of writing, reviewing and rewriting an essay research
article based on their field of study and using the writing instructions provided by the Law School. The course also includes grammar and writing exercises.


Due to the learning and teaching methods used, regular attendance, active participation, and completion of assignments are necessary. Therefore, students are expected to
attend to all sessions and only be absent for a good reason (required attendance 80 % of classes).

To confirm their place on the course, students need to attend the first session.


The course consists of lectures, discussions, group work, writing assignments, peer and teacher feedback on written work. Contact teaching (36 hrs) and guided independent study (45 hrs). Some of the contact teaching hours can be used for individual tutoring.


Students are encouraged to bring their own text / essay which they have in the making to this course. Other material will be distributed in class and will be available on the course Moodle pages.


Continuous assessment and task-based assessment will be applied during the course. The performance of the course participants will be evaluated using numerical grading 0 – 5.


Level B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).


The course is primarily intended for students in international Master’s Degree Programmes Environmental Policy and Law and International Economic and Resources Law in
Law School for whom the course is obligatory. If there are places after the enrolment of these students, students in Finnish Law Master’s Degree Programmes are also welcome.


No exemptions.
The course is not aimed at exchange students.

Opetuksen kieli


Kirjainlyhenne opetustapahtuman nimen edessä tarkoittaa kampusta, jolla opetus tai tentti järjestetään: J = Joensuu, K = Kuopio.

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