Legal Writing

2 ECTS / 12h / English

 An effective lawyer must master the art of persuasive legal writing. The ability to write convincingly can be crucial to win a case. The purpose of this seminar is to sharpen that ability, in particular - but not exclusively -with an eye to proceedings before the Court of Justice and the General Court of the European Union. Through practical exercises and real-life examples, you will develop your legal writing skills, from collecting your thoughts and planning your work, to structuring, framing and presenting your argument. Most importantly, you will learn how to tailor your argument to your audience: the judges.


Paula Bordalo Faustino is Of Counsel in the Public Law department at SÉRVULO & Associados (Lisbon, Portugal). She holds a PhD in Law from the University of…