BZ106K Basics of Academical Writing

Faculty of Law
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
4/0/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Taught online.
doc. PhDr. Tatiana Machalová, CSc. (seminar tutor)
JUDr. Bc. Markéta Štěpáníková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Štěpán Janků (assistant)
Mgr. Jan Strya (assistant)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Tatiana Machalová, CSc.
Department of Legal Theory - Faculty of Law
Contact Person: Tereza Buchalová
Supplier department: Department of Legal Theory - Faculty of Law
Timetable of Seminar Groups
BZ106K/01: Fri 23. 10. 14:00–15:40 025, Fri 27. 11. 12:00–13:40 038, T. Machalová
BZ106K/02: Fri 23. 10. 16:00–17:40 025, Fri 27. 11. 14:00–15:40 038, T. Machalová
BZ106K/03: Fri 23. 10. 18:00–19:40 025, Fri 27. 11. 16:00–17:40 133, T. Machalová
Prerequisites (in Czech)
! OBOR ( PR ) && ! OBOR ( PR01 ) && ! PROGRAM ( N - VS )
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The aim of the course is to help students develop writing competence to create an academic text.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course students should be able to:
a) prepare and write an expert text or paper;
b) put into practice the basic methods of academic writing;
c) analyze the legal cases;
d) respect the ethical rules of academic writing;
  • The course covers topics such as:
  • Preparation for writing projects;
  • - choose issue and problems,
  • - formulate the important questions and hypothesis,
  • - adopt the paragraphs and structure for analysis,
  • - ethical rules of legal writing,
  • - footnotes and quotations;
  • - style of legal writing;
  • - structure and evaluation of legal arguments, models of legal argumentation and justification,
  • - How to write a legal argument?
  • - researching legal concept, case law, judicial opinions, statute, regulations and other legal information;
Teaching methods
lectures and class discussion
Assessment methods
fifth homeworks and final project
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019.
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