JJUA55189U Great Trials in Western Legal History
This course explores great trials in Western history and
examines the way they shape and inform our thinking about the law.
We also explore the historical concept of the ‘trial’, how these
trials reflect differences in legal historical thinking across time
and in the different conceptions of justice, procedure, and
evidence used in different historical eras and times – and
how these trials are represented and still play an important role in our modern legal consciousnessand ideas as to law and justice. The course requires a working knowledge of English and supplements courses on legal history and legal philosophy.
The course engages students in critical thinking about legal
issues in various historical eras by analysing the nature of law,
the characteristics of justice, the duties of the advocate, and the
role of judges and juries as they were conceived in different
historical eras. It expands students’ knowledge of various modes of
legal thinking in Europe and the United States and improves
written and oral skills in English.
classmates in colloquy, keep a journal analysing the trials and legal issues, and participate in
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Oral examination, 20 minOral exam based on synopsis, 20 minutes
- Exam registration requirements
In order to attend the oral examination, it is a prerequisite to hand in the synopsis before the specified deadline.
The deadline is agreed upon with the course lecturer.
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- External censorship
- Exam period
Please see the 'Academic calendar' on KUnet.