• The course aims to equip students with basic skills and knowledge on scientific research, use of legal sources on the internet, academic communication and presentation of results, as well as on English terminology which pertains to European integration and capability to use the relevant terminology.
  • What is legal research? Why do we need legal research now? The legal research strategy. Legal Writing: The process of legal writing. Plain English for lawyers. How to find legal sources at library or on Internet? Sources of EU Law: Primary sources of EU Law. Secondary sources of EU Law. Sources of law in SRB. Accessible forms (paper, on-line, web). Citation and Quotations: Systems of citations: EU, SRB. Systems of quotations: EU, SRB. Abbreviations, descriptors and cross references: POGESTEI Written Papers (Seminar papers. LL M thesis). Oral Presentation (Oral presentation - structure and general principles. Seminar papers and LLM thesis presentation).
  • Relevant terminology concerning foundations of European integrations: EU constitution, judicial protection, international private law, accession and integration. EU business law terminology: competition law, company law, tax law and intellectual property law. Political and social rights terminology: human rights, democracy, discrimination, labor and social law, environmental law. International policy terminology: trade policy, neighborhood policy, EU enlargement, foreign, security and defense policy.
  • About the Internet (Brief History of the Internet. Definition of the Internet. How to Access the Internet). Internet Services (What the Internet Offers. About "www". E-mail. Other Internet Services). Internet Presentation for Lawyers (Primary Legal Sources. EU Legislation Databases. EU Court Decisions Databases. Secondary Legal Sources. Legal Journals. Publications and Legal Databases. Law Libraries. Search Engines). Major Institutions on the Internet (European Union. University Law Schools. Research Institutions. Legal Non-Governmental Organizations. Bar Associations. Local Governments. International Institutions).