Method Toolbox

Method Toolbox

Expected to be published in July 2023!

The method tool box is based on the results of the O1, the survey regarding transversal competences in legal studies, and will be divided in three main parts:

  1. Transversal competences for law students,
  2. Handouts for different teaching methods and
  3. Samples of interesting teaching methods which can be used in own classes.

In detail, the box will consist of the following components:

  • An introduction which summarises the results of the O1, survey regarding transversal competences.
  • a manual explaining the different transversal competences and their relevance for the personal future, as well as the didactic approaches to teaching the competences; moreover the
    manual includes also an overview of the different innovative teaching methods linked to the various transversal competences:
  • a Start-Mooting-Guide which explains the set-up and management of a moot court team as a coach
  • a handbook on Clinical Legal Education and the work and structure of Legal Clinics
  • examples for simulations, like dealing with an international crisis in the Model United Nations or decision-making in the European Council,
  • examples for case-studies based on judgements of the European Court of Justice or European Court of Human Rights.
  • examples for situation rooms, dealing with different solution scenarios,
  • and more….

The aim is for the method tool box to become an important tool for all teaching staff, especially young academics, in the faculties to make their teaching contemporary and
innovative. Moreover, we think that this will have synergy effects in all partner faculties and maybe also among legal academics in the participating countries. The tool box will be made available online as a compendium and will be promoted not only among the partner faculties but also in different networks, like the European Network of Clinical Legal Education, the European Law Faculties Association, the Verfassungsblog etc.