Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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KIEN3622 Legal Academic Writing 2 op
Organised by
Centre for Language and Communication St./English
Person in charge
Gordon Henderson


Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: B2

General description

This course is aimed at both Master's and doctoral level students in the Faculty of Law to provide them with advice and support in their academic writing in English. This course may not be used as a substitute for any of the obligatory courses in Legal English (Modules 1-4).

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course the students should:
- be aware of the structure of a legal academic research paper.
- be more aware of the grammar and lexis used in academic text.
- be able to distinguish between formal and informal vocabulary.
- be able to understand the principles of textual organisation and flow.
- be able to use punctuation in academic English accurately.
- be able to prepare an essay or scholarly article.


- participating in classroom activities covering the key issues of legal academic writing.
- writing a paper.
- receiving an hour session of feedback on this paper with the teacher.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Tutorials 14 h 0 h
Personal instruction 1 h 0 h
Independent work 38 h 0 h

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
  • In English

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Active participation in lessons/ and group work. A minimum of 80% class attendance. Feedback on essay (compulsory).

Study materials

Provided by the teacher.

Further information

Restricted entry 15 Master's students and 5 doctoral students. The course is mandatory for students in the LIS-programme.

Enrolment in Nettiopsu starts on 4.9.2017 at 8.00 and ends on 6.9.2017 at 23.59. Students will be chosen in the order of enrolment but priority will be given to LIS-students.

Teaching starts on 14.9.2017.

Belongs to following study modules

Oikeustieteellinen tiedekunta
Compulsory courses (MDP in Law and Information Society)
Kieli- ja viestintäopintojen keskus
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Kieli- ja viestintäopintojen keskus
Kieli- ja viestintäopintojen keskus/indonesia