Effective communication training and debate society at the faculty of law : a five-module training
Pinto, Felipe Balotin
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Abstract: In life, we all need training. Students, researchers, teachers, and Professors as well. Law Schools are historically very successful in training "lawyers" in the broad sense of the word: professionals who will read, interpret, and apply laws to real-life situations, those who will map and easily find information in doctrine and jurisprudence in order to later organize them as legal arguments. These necessary skills, often referred to as "hard skills" (the job-specific knowledge), are directly trained during the five years of undergraduate studies in Brazil. However, there are many other skills that are not exercised in class by the legal, propaedeutic or dogmatic, disciplines. Neither are they directly developed in any of the other legs of the tripod "learning, research, and extension". Those abilities are called soft skills, specifically what is known as effective communication. More than describing what those skills are, I will present ways in which these skills may be trained in class and/or small groups. In that regard, I support the creation, in every Faculty of Law, of Debate Societies, for its main goal is precisely to develop its members' effective communication skills.
- Ciências Jurídicas