Bachelor's Essay ELS (12)
Full course description
The Bachelor is concluded with an essay in which the student reports on a legal research that is executed independently and individually.
Registration for the bachelor’s essay is possible once per academic year. The program starts in course period 2.6 and ends at the latest on 1 June of the following academic year.
The student is able, within a theme chosen by the student himself/herself or from a list provided by the staff, to formulate a research question at Bachelor's level and to provide an answer to this question in a legally and linguistically correct and structured manner and with adequate references.
The student is able to collect and interpret relevant legal sources, and where necessary also social and scientific data, with the aim of formulating an opinion on a legal question. This opinion is based on the weighing of relevant legal and possibly societal or ethical aspects.
In answering the research question, the student is able to apply his/her knowledge and insight in such a way that this shows a professional approach to his/her field of study. In this context, the student demonstrates in particular that (s)he has the required competences for substantiating and solving problems in the field.
The student demonstrates that (s)he is capable of effectively communicating information, ideas and solutions to a scientific audience that consists primarily of lawyers.
The student demonstrates that (s)he possesses the research and writing skills necessary to successfully complete a follow-up study that presupposes a high level of autonomy.
In order to register for the bachelor essay a minimum of 60 credits must be obtained in the Bachelor's degree.