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OTMV1095 Client Counselling, Negotiation, and Presentation in English 3 op
Organised by
Law, Studies for Bachelor/Master of Laws Degree
Person in charge
University Teacher Anna Krizsan
Preceding studies
Legal English: Modules 1-3 or comparable competence. All students should have basic knowledge of Legal English. The students of the Faculty of Law should have completed Legal English: Modules 1-3, or equivalent.

General description

This course is an optional language course intended to equip students with a range of skills and linguistic tools of practical value which can be used and further developed throughout students' professional careers. The course specifically focuses on improving students' skills in clear expression, critical thinking, problem-solving, effective argumentation and presentation. Targeted level of language proficiency: B2-C1.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course the students should:
- be able to employ acquired discussion and listening skills and tactics of negotiation in order to successfully lead and participate in a constructive discussion in accordance with professional etiquette and inter-cultural norms;
- know the basic reasoning and argumentation principles and be able to apply that knowledge in order to construct an effective (legal) argument;
- be able to plan and deliver an effective presentation on a field-specific topic


Problem-solving tasks and interactive activities targeted at developing
- argumentative speaking (expressing and seeking opinions, constructing an argument, persuading, paraphrasing, hypothesising, comparing and contrasting etc.)
- language of negotiation (outlining proposal, making counter-proposals, bargaining etc.)
- critical thinking (analysis and evaluation of arguments, inference and assumptions, evidence and flaws, etc.)

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Group work 33 h 0 h
Independent work 48 h 0 h

Student-centred interactive learning.

Teaching language


Modes of study

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

A minimum of 75% class attendance.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Continuous assessment of course work

Study materials

Provided by the instructor

Further information

TIME: Spring 2016 (this course will be offered only during the academic year 2015-2016)

The course is optional and open to all current students of the Faculty of Law (including exchange students and students in the LIS Programme). Course entry is limited to 25 students. Participants will be selected in the order of enrolment; however priority will be given to the degree students of the Faculty of Law. Minimum number of participants required for the course is 10.

The course cannot be used to substitute obligatory studies in English (i.e. Legal English: Modules 1-4).

Belongs to following study modules

Oikeustieteellinen tiedekunta
Oikeustieteellinen tiedekunta
Optional courses (MDP in Law and Information Society)
Oikeustieteellinen tiedekunta
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Oikeustieteellinen tiedekunta
MDP in Law and Information Society
Turku Law School
Oikeustieteen opinnot
Oikeustieteen tohtorin tutkinto