Select Page

LECP participants include lawyers, non-lawyers, spouses and partners of Boston-area students, as well as other professionals who benefit from an immersive legal experience in English at one of America`s leading law schools. The structure of the program is similar to the first year of the two-year LLM program. Students who complete the LECP (alone or as part of the two-year LLM program) receive the Certificate in Legal English from Boston University School of Law, a globally recognized professional designation. Becoming a lawyer introduces students to the concept of legal professionals and helps students define and develop their professional personality. We will look for the basics of a strong and sustainable professional, professionalism from the inside (self-management) and professionalism from the outside (relationships). As a Justice Centre Volunteer Advisor from 2018 to 2021, Mr. Denk established and strengthened relationships with law firms, in-house legal services, independent lawyers, students and other stakeholders to support and staff cases and pro bono initiatives for the Justice Centre`s dozens of civil law service projects. He has also worked with Justice Center colleagues and community partners to develop innovative interdisciplinary legal services programs to promote racial justice and access to justice, including the Justice Center`s robust COVID-19 response initiatives, and has developed and delivered legal training courses in various areas, including diversity, inclusion and bias elimination for pro bono lawyers. We also offer two online legal English courses – Online Legal English: Orientation to the US Legal System – Self-Study (2022-23) and Online Legal English: Reading Cases (beta). These self-study courses are available to all Georgetown LL.M. students and are designed to allow you to work on your own schedule and at your own pace.

Click on the link to register and you can start studying Legal English right away. Contact Professor Stephen Horowitz (sh1643@georgetown.edu) if you have any questions about the online Law English course. Participants are encouraged to have a TOEFL of 80 or higher to benefit from the program. Personal participants applying for a visa based on documents from Fordham University must demonstrate their English proficiency by providing a TOEFL score or attending a short online interview with a Legal English Institute program director. If you would like to conduct a Skype interview, please contact lei@law.fordham.edu and indicate your general availability in New York after submitting your application. This course is taught entirely online via Zoom. Laura Shields is Director of the Office of International and Non-JD Programs at Fordham Law School, where she co-directs the Legal English Institute, Summer Institute, Pre-Law Institute, and other short-term international and executive education programs. It also helps coordinate study abroad, student exchanges, and the visiting program for foreign scholars and researchers, as well as some non-JD graduate programs. Laura has spent most of her career in legal education, spending ten years in various roles at the Practising Law Institute, most recently as Vice President of Programs, and was Associate Director of Research and Development and Associate Director of Personnel at the American Law Institute-American Bar Association (now ALI CLE). Laura practiced law at a litigation firm and legal advisory organization in Philadelphia, worked at the university as a planned fundraiser, and consulted with organizations such as the New York Open Center.

She is a graduate of the University of Delaware and Villanova University School of Law. Want more? We also offer credit courses. Our Advanced Scholarly Writing course guides you through the process of creating a document for one of your seminar courses. Our USLRAW courses (U.S. Legal Research, Analysis and Writing) meet the New York Bar`s legal writing requirements and are designed to enhance your legal writing skills. USLRAW courses are taught by highly experienced Washington lawyers who work in top U.S. law firms and the most influential national and international agencies. They bring an insider`s perspective on legal practice in the United States to the classroom. Students should master the basic vocabulary of the different areas of law covered during the course, as well as be able to understand the different meanings that similar words have in different legal systems. Students should also be able to write basic legal documents.

Basic Legal Skills, Basic Legal Skills offer participants the opportunity to practice their interview, client advice, and negotiation skills. You will be exposed to the unpredictable and complex world of legal practice through role-playing and receive comprehensive advice and feedback from your fellow students and professors. The course is divided into six units which introduce you to general aspects of English legal terminology and the different aspects of the areas of law covered. In each unit you will find: an introductory video, the basic texts of the course, followed by a brief summary of each sub-unit, a final summary of the unit and a final comprehension test. Pass only the final test online Students have access to the final oral exam In addition to these offerings, we offer a non-degree certificate in English Legal Communication to recognize students who are making the most of our program. This certificate shows others what you already know, namely that you have made an effort to improve your legal English during your LL.M. Lord studies. Nonaj is an active member of FALDEF, a non-profit organization focused on helping international students with various legal issues. He has published on the crime of genocide in international criminal law.