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LS401Y: ADVANCED PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW-ADVOCACY SKILLS (HONS) (2021-2022)

Last modified: 16 Aug 2021 13:56


Course Overview

The course is based is intended to develop students’ advanced understanding of public international law, legal arguments writing and oral presentation skills. Throughout the semester the students, under the guidance of the member of stuff, will work on a case, developing advanced knowledge of the relevant areas of public international law application, composing and refining legal arguments, and furthering the critical approach to own and peers’ written and oral submissions.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 25 credits (12.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Daria Shapovalova

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • One of Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5
  • Law (LS)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

Yes

One or more of these courses have a limited number of places. Priority access will be given to students for whom this course is compulsory. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more details on this process.


Course Description

The course is based on international law moot competition and is intended to develop students’ advanced understanding of public international law, memorial writing and oral presentation skills. Throughout the semester the students, under the guidance of the member of stuff, will work on a case, developing advanced knowledge of the relevant areas of public international law application, composing and refining legal arguments, and furthering the critical approach to own and peers’ written and oral submissions.

The course consists of a series of lectures, workshops, individual and group work. The lectures on the relevant issues of public international law (6 lectures) take place in weeks 7 and 8; and 4 workshops on written and oral submissions take place in weeks 12 and 13. Outside the contact hours, the students are expected to work individually and in pairs to deliver assessments. 

The course is intended to advance students’ existing knowledge in public international law and its practical application.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 9 - 11, 13, 15, 17, 19

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

First Attempt

1 x Written Submission (50%)

1 x Oral presentation (50%)

 

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralApplyOn the basis of existing basic knowledge, students will gain an advanced understanding of Public International Law in the context of the current global issues, its sources and implementation mechanism
ProceduralAnalyseStudents will learn to differentiate between various sources of international law based on their role and relevance and apply them to the facts of the case.
ReflectionCreateStudents will learn to work independently to construct coherent, concise, and well-structured legal arguments on public international law in written form, through the submission on written memorials.
ReflectionEvaluateStudents will learn to work in groups in critically assessing their own and peers’ written submissions to create a final written memorial and producing a binder with the relevant legal materials.
ReflectionCreateStudents will gain superior skills in presenting their arguments orally and engaging in a critical conversation on the relevant areas of public international law.

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