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Academic Year/course: 2017/18

522 - Master's in Legal Practice

60736 - Analytical and Expressive Skills for Professional Practice

Syllabus Information

Academic Year:
60736 - Analytical and Expressive Skills for Professional Practice
Faculty / School:
102 - Facultad de Derecho
522 - Master's in Legal Practice
First semester
Subject Type:

5.1. Methodological overview

The methodology centres on the study of several suppositions, representative of the principal contents of the program, which demand the active participation of the pupil.

5.2. Learning tasks

The activities of learning consist principally of the resolution of problems, according to the model of the case, or the simulation of situations.

5.3. Syllabus

1. Differences between the language and the structure of the different documents (judgments, contracts, demands, judgments, letters, instances, denounces, etc.

2. Correct and clear Information to the clients   in order that they could take theirs decisions. (mails of confirmation of instructions and decisions).

3. Elaboration of orders.

4. Differences of communication  with the client or  lawyers .

5. Meetings with clients and lawyers: problems, advantages and disadvantages.

6. The concession of the permission to act in court and tribunals.

7. Civil servants

8. District attorney's office

9. Judges

10. Verbal and written communication. Aptitude to close agreements. Level of commitment that can be reached.

11. Utilization of written communications   with lawyers.

12. How to make an analysis of the facts. Conversation with the client.

13. Importance of the correct information.  To verify always the facilitated   for the client.

14. To try   always to avoid the conflict or the judicialization of the matter.

15. Strategies to promote agreements. To look for alternative routes.

16. To value the consequences of the possible different actions  for the different areas (civilian, tax, social, penal...). Choice  of the type of action  and more favorable jurisdiction for the client. Application of the rules of  objective and competence rules in the   procedural laws.

17. Search of complementary information To be able to discriminate against the important  of the incidental questions.

18. Preparation of the  proof. Which is the necessary? Well-known fact, diabolical proof, facts admitted expressly.

19. Legality of the proof and consequences of the illicit proof. Special reference to the expert proof and to the preclusive moment  of the  proof).

20. Oral interventions: allegations in the verbal judgment   (civil, social, administrative) to make concrete the demand or to formulate an opposition (examination). Concretion, explanatory clarity, "instructa" of the proof or the picture that summarizes allegations.

21. Opposition   to extension of  the demand   out of the legal hypothesis... Unforeseen questions, preparation of the matter and of the possible troubled points that could arise suddenly. Possibility of asking for the suspension depending on which it is the question that  is produced.

22. Proposition of proof, contribution of “instructa”, motives of opposition  to the offer,   resources of opposition to the refusal. Succinct explanation of the scope of the attests. Object of the proof: what wants to be proved, what has to be proved. Special reference to the penal order, as one is accusing or defending. Choice of proofs, valoration of the convenience of each one. Interrogation of part: How the client must act, make clear what is going to happen, how the other parts are going to ask him, what thesis  he/she must support, be concise, to ask the question, questions to repeat him with several subquestions... How to interrogate to the contrary.

23. Witnesses' interrogation. Experts: Choice of the expert of part. Possible designation of the judicial court of mutual agreement. How to ask the expert for explanations. To study the matter also in his  technical aspects.

24. Judicial recognition. Final allegations: valuation of the proof against the summary of the   the answer. To be concise and structured. To know which is the message that wants to be able to be transmitted to organize with logic the speech.

25. Form: to ask for the permission to begin. “Instructa” of proof. Public and private  documentary  proof.  Exhibition of documents for third party not litigator. Interrogation of part, expert, and judicial recognition.

5.4. Course planning and calendar

The calls of the final examen (day, hour and classroom) will be published in the bulletin board of the Faculty of Law by a minimal anticipation of 20 days, according to the established for the Regulation of Procedure of Evaluation of the Learning (Acuerdo de 22 de diciembre de 2010 del Consejo de Gobierno de la Universidad de Zaragoza). On the other hand, the same day  will have place   the global final examen of the students who have not chosen   the system of continuous assessment or have not overcome the subject for the last  system. In addition, the date of the mentioned examen can be  consulted, from the beginning of course, in https: //