Introduction

The Course is organised by UniTo Law Department in collaboration with the University Institute of European Studies (Istituto Universitario di Studi Europei- IUSE).

The course is intended for Law Department students and it is part of a wider project aimed to develop and foster the English knowledge, as a key competence for future academic and international activities.

This experimental course is focused on communication skills. Other complementary activities will be soon launched.

What is Advocacy?

Advocacy: The act of pleading or arguing in favor of something, such as a cause, idea, or policy; active support.
(The American Heritage Dictionary ©2013)

Advocacy: The active support for a legal cause by argument and persuasion.
(Webster’s New World Law Dictionary ©2010)

What do communication skills have to do with advocacy?

Everything! In order to be able to influence decisions within political, economic, social and legal systems, effective communication skills are fundamental in being persuasive and determining change.

What is this course about?