Legal Terminology for HR MA students

Course Description: 

The course supplements the other substantive courses taught in Module 1 (i.e. Introduction to Law, Introduction to the Law and Practice of the European Court of Human Rights, and Introduction to Human Rights). It is primarily a skill-building course: it supports students to comfortably use English legal terminology through reading and analyzing cases from various jurisdictions covered by other subjects. Therefore, the assignments develop skills and abilities to identify and reconstruct legal reasoning, write case-briefs and do presentations on topics that students have been previously unfamiliar with. Each class has reading and writing assignment, with occasional oral assignments. Additionally, the course provides a forum to discuss issues that arise in relation to the readings/in-class discussions of other courses, and students are encouraged to raise questions should they need further clarification.

Learning Outcomes: 
  • Ability to understand and use English legal terminology required for legal studies at CEU;
  • Ability to write clear and efficient case-briefs and case notes;
  • Ability of structuring and legal argumentation in English both orally and in writing – basic level;
  • Ability to use legal reasoning both orally and in writing – basic level;
  • Ability to use cases as precedents in legal reasoning – basic level.

Evaluation is based on in-class participation (15%), written assignments (40%), group exercise (15%) and individual research exercise and presentation (30%). The course is graded as Pass/Fail, letter grades are available only for internal use, and they are not entered into the Infosys.