MA International Legal Communication


Area of Studies




Degree (in English)


  • English
Course Duration

2 years

ECTS points



Faculty of Applied Linguistics

Tuition and Other Fees

free of charge

Application Deadline(s)

from 17.08.2023 to 12.09.2023

Course Description

Course Profile

The goals and concept of education in the 2nd degree course of studies "International Legal Communication" meet the requirements of the modern world, in particular the requirements accompanying the development of legal sciences and linguistics. One of the extremely current, global challenges is the need to provide recipients of the law with adequate legal information. International legal communication deals with these issues.

International Legal Communication focuses on international, supranational and transnational legal regimes in conjunction with linguistic elements of objective legal and legal reality, such as facts, events, phenomena, processes etc .; physical, mental or emotional actions and behavior; human creations, both physical and spiritual; human states, thoughts and feelings, images, mental constructs, etc., and linguistic statements expressing those thoughts, images, or mental constructs that relate to the formulation, expression and reconstruction of legal information carried by and communicated by legal regimes.

International legal communication takes place on three levels:

creation and shaping of law and related communication between entities that create and shape this law;

making the law public, i.e. informing recipients of the law about the content of the law and the rights and obligations arising therefrom;

advocacy, to the extent that lawyers process legally relevant information and communicate it to their clients (laymen) and other lawyers, including judges, respectively.

Consequently, teaching and research on international legal communication will be conducted in three specialties, in the following system:

1st year students follow a joint program during the first two semesters of studies.

in the middle of the second semester, students submit a written declaration regarding the choice of specialty from the second year of studies:

1) "Design Thinking in Law" – a specialty focusing on the education of personnel dealing with research on the creation and shaping of law in the linguistic context, its conceptualization, terminology, textemics and logic;

2) "Transference of Legal Knowledge" - a specialty focusing on the training of staff involved in research on the social perception of legal information, in particular the simplification of this information and its anthropological and ethnographic aspects;

3) "Epistemology of Lawyering" – a specialty focusing on the education of personnel dealing with research on communication effectiveness in the field of advocacy.

An integral element of the studies are research workshops conducted with the participation of stakeholders and together with foreign research centers. Outstanding students will have the opportunity to study trips and participate in international scientific conferences. Graduates of this field of study will have unique, interdisciplinary knowledge and practical skills predisposing them to continue their education at doctoral schools, and in the future - to research.

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