English for Lawyers

Legal Academic and English Skills Course
For International Law Students and Lawyers

2014 Program Dates
Spring I 2014  January 27 - March 14, 2014 (7 weeks)

Spring II 2014  March 24 - May 9, 2014 (7 weeks)

Summer I 2014  May 27 - July 3, 2014 (6 weeks)

Fall I 2014  September 3 - October 21, 2014 (7 weeks)

Fall II 2014  October 22 - December 12, 2014 (7 weeks)

This course is designed for prospective and current international graduate law students to provide them with the language and academic skills needed to succeed in an American law school as well as the English necessary for legal purposes and understanding of American laws.

A legal academic and English skills-based approach with legal content will be used to introduce prospective international graduate law students and lawyers to legal writing, reading, listening and speaking skills required for graduate law school in the United States

Schedule (5 hrs/week)

Weekdays: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 4:35pm - 7:05pm

English for Lawyers Full-time Program

Summer II 2014 July 7 - August 14, 2014

Course Descriptions

Legal Writing : This course provides practice in writing legal English. Writing skills taught will include outlining, summarizing, paraphrasing, synthesizing, persuading, and developing academic legal style.

Reading Legal Materials : This course is designed to help LL.M. students learn reading strategies for processing legal texts.

Listening and Speaking Skills for Law School : This course provides practice with a variety of speaking activities common in an American law school class, including asking and answering questions, debates, discussions, and presentations.

American Law and Legal Education : This course is designed to introduce the international LL.M. student to American law by examining U.S. Common Law reasoning and analysis and the traditions on which it is based, the U.S. federal system, and U.S. Law School curriculum, pedagogy, examinations, grading, and student expectations.


Pace University
1 Pace Plaza
New York, NY 10038

Tuition Fees

Tuition Fees (for each class) Please click here

For more information, please contact English Language Institute at:

New York City Campus
Phone: (212) 346-1562
E-mail: eli@pace.edu

Westchester Campus
Phone: (914) 773-3820
E-mail: eliwc@pace.edu