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Legal Writing and Critical Advocacy

The course Legal Writing and Critical Advocacy provides an overview of legal writing and critical approaches to law. The language of instruction is English.

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Legal Writing and Critical Advocacy is intended for foreign students enrolled in an exchange programme at the Department of Law or in the Stockholm Business School Summer programme at Stockholm University.

Read more about the Summer Programme at the Department of Law

The course provides an overview of legal writing and critical approaches to law. The course covers different approaches to legal writing thus breaking down the whole process into different stages one has to undergo in drafting. Moreover, the emphasis will be on the discussion of how the law is being used to provide for different social arrangements and the hierarchy between them.

Is the law a matter of the legality of its norms, or it is more of a social and political fact? Can a lawyer make equally plausible, albeit diametrically opposite, arguments on the exact same facts? If so, does that meant that legal norms are indeterminate? These and similar other questions will be discussed thought the course. 

  • Course structure

    Follow the link below to read more about the course details.

    Syllabus - Legal Writing and Critical Advocacy


    Teaching format

    Instruction comprises 2 weeks of full-time studies and consists of lectures and seminars.


    Examination is conducted through active participation in the compulsory elements of the course and a written examination.

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • More information

    Course director 

    The course director and main teacher is lecturer Nikola Hajdin. Read more about Nikola on the following page:

    Meet the teachers from our Summer Programme

    Learning platform

    During the course, registered students will receive additional course information on the Athena learning platform.

    The Departement

    Read more about education at the Department of Law at Stockholm University on our homepage.

    Education - Department of Law 

  • Contact

    Questions regarding our summer courses are answered by our Office of International Affairs: