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The Legal English and Legal Writing seminar exposes foreign legal practitioners and law students to English legal terminology and usage through an overview of the U.S. legal system, contract law, and legal drafting. In addition to learning a broad range o
Location:
Washington, United States
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
The International Law Institute (ILI) is pleased to announce its 42nd orientation in the summer education series, the first and longest running program of its kind. This program is ideal for foreign lawyers and professionals, arbitrators, law students and practitioners in general, preparing for graduate legal study in the U.S, and anyone whose job requires an understanding of the American legal system, as compared to the civil law tradition, or for anyone who deals with American and International clients and partners. Our summer program has two components, each one designed to provide you with the best training of its kind: "Legal English and Legal Writing" and "Orientation in the U.S. Legal System and Business Law".

The Legal English and Legal Writing seminar exposes foreign legal practitioners and law students to English legal terminology and usage through an overview of the U.S. legal system, contract law, and legal drafting. In addition to learning a broad range of legal terminology, participants benefit from an introduction to the legal reasoning process in the U.S. legal system, helping them apply the terms and concepts as they learn them. The seminar consists of two segments—a lecture and a workshop. In the lecture portion, participants examine cases and concepts that help them understand key terminology necessary for U.S. legal practice. In the workshop portion, participants engage with their colleagues and the professor to practice pronunciation, conversation about legal concepts, legal reasoning, and legal writing. Participants in this seminar will develop the advanced skills they need to succeed in a multi-jurisdictional legal practice. The language and reasoning skills that they develop are useful not only for working with clients, firms and organizations in the United States, but also for understanding the logic behind U.S. legal practice and applying U.S. legal reasoning in their own practice. Course Advisor: Professor Kevin Fandl has been an adjunct faculty member in the International Legal Studies Program at American University Washington College of Law since 2004. He specializes in international trade law and economic development. He is currently the Chief of the Alternatives to Detention Unit at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and is a former Fulbright fellow (Colombia). Professor Fandl has significant experience teaching foreign students and has taught Legal English in Chile, Colombia and the Dominican Republic.

Cost:
For those participants who wish to attend both Legal English and Legal Writing and Orientation in the U.S. Legal System and Business Law seminars, ILI provides a special course combination discount of over US$500. * Legal English and Legal Writing tuition US$1900 If applied to individually. * Orientation in the U.S. Legal System tuition US$2600 If applied to individually. . Total US$4500 If applied to individually . 2 Program Combination US$

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