Syllabus/achievement requirements

Textbook for the course:

  • Sharon Hanson, Learning Legal Skills and Reasoning, 4th Edition (Routledge – 2016), except chapters 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 14, 16, and 23 (378 pages).

Available online through the university library or Fronter:

  • Pamela Samuelson, Good Legal Writing: of Orwell and Window Panels, University of Pittsburg Law Review 46 (1984-1985), pp. 149-169 (20 pages).
  • Monika Ambrus, Karin Arts, Ellen Hey, Helena Raulus ‘The role of experts in international and European decision-making processes: setting the scene’ in Monika Ambrus, Karin Arts, Ellen Hey, Helena Raulus (eds), The Role of ‘Experts' in International and European Decision-Making Processes: Advisors, Decision Makers or Irrelevant Actors? (Cambridge University Press, 2014), pp. 1-16 (16 pages).
  • Michael Bothe, ‘Verification of Facts’, Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL] (16 pages).
  • ICTY, Defence Motion (12 pages).
  • ICTY, Prosecution Motion (42 pages).
  • ICTY, Trial Chamber Decision (15 pages).

Total of compulsory reading for the course:  599 pages


Additional useful materials:


  • Emily Finch and Stefan Fafinski, Legal Skills, fifth edition (Oxford University Press, 2015);
  • Peter Butt, Modern Legal Drafting: A Guide to Using Clearer Language, third edition (Cambridge University Press, 2013);
  • Rupert Haigh, Legal English, fourth edition (Routledge, 2012);
  • Lisa Webley, Legal Writing, third edition (Routledge, 2013);
  • Chris Turner and Jo Boylan-Kemp, Unlocking Legal Learning, third edition (Routledge, 2012);
  • Bryan A. Garner, The Elements of Legal Style, second edition (Oxford University Press, 2002);
  • Antonin Scalia and Bryan A. Garner, Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges (Thomson West, 2008).

Online resources:

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