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KIEN3624 Legal English: Module 4 3 op
Organised by
Centre for Language and Communication St./English
Person in charge
Centre for Language and Communication Studies: University Lecturer Anna Krizsan
Preceding studies
Legal English: Module 1 Legal English: Module 2 Legal English: Module 3


Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: C1

General description

This is an advanced course of Legal English that builds on the skills and competences acquired during the previous English courses (Modules 1-3). The emphasis of Module 4 lies on the active use of academic and professional English. The course already assumes an excellent knowledge of English including fluency and accuracy in speaking English, accuracy in writing and a wide general, academic and professional vocabulary. Targeted level of language proficiency: C1.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course the students should be able to
- formulate their own point of view on issues related to the field of law, and argue their opinion (both in speaking and writing) in a persuasive manner using professional language;
- analyse complex academic texts and legal documents in English, synthesise and apply relevant information;
- employ their analytical and argumentation skills to write a paper (e.g. essay, critical summary, research report) in English dealing with a topic in the field law according to English academic and professional writing conventions;
- prepare and deliver a brief presentation on a topic related to their discipline;
- employ the English language skills practiced in the course in their further study, research, and professional careers.


1. analysis of legal genres
2. issue-oriented themes and texts
3. complex academic texts and legal documents
4. language practice and exercises in all four skill areas (listening, reading, writing and oral production) on field-specific topics

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Tutorials 30 h 0 h
Independent work 47 h 0 h

Student-centred interactive contact learning.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
  • In English

A minimum of 75% class attendance. Attendance at first class is obligatory.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 0-5.
Course assignments + participation in classroom work

Recommended year of study

4. year spring

Study materials

Provided by the instructor.

Further information

1. Students cannot take more than one module at the same time.
2. The English courses must be taken in sequential order.
3. No extra written assignments can compensate for the 75% attendance rule.
4. Students are required to register for one group and remain in that group.
5. Registration for the course in Nettiopsu

Grading time for the second written assignment is extended to three weeks.

Belongs to following study modules

Kieli- ja viestintäopintojen keskus
Oikeustieteellinen tiedekunta
OTM-tutkinnon kieli- ja viestintäopinnot (Oikeustiede, OTM-tutkinto)
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Kieli- ja viestintäopintojen keskus
Kieli- ja viestintäopintojen keskus/indonesia