Fall 2017 Course Schedule

Legal English for Lawyers (Internationally-trained LLMs Only; Addl Cost) (LAW-096-001)
Marleen Hein-Dunne

Meets: 01:00 PM - 02:50 PM (TTh) - Capital - Room C217

Enrolled: 3 / Limit: 22

Administrator Access


Internationally-trained LLMs only. Assessment: In Class Exam Essay Exam (Case Brief) In-class exam multiple choice.Class Participation.Pass/fail course.



English for Lawyers is a content-based second language learning course. The course promotes advanced language proficiency and production through legal content, developing work and study skills necessary for international lawyers. Students will 1) develop the writing skills required in an American academic legal setting and 2) learn to communicate orally as a professional, using clear English legal discourse.


English for Lawyers supports and is taught in conjunction with Legal Research and Writing. The courses share the same content base and writing assignments, but EFL provides additional opportunities for improving both writing and speaking skills.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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1. Introduction to Legal English, 3rd ed., Mark Wojcik, International Law Institute, 2009 (Legal terminology, basic reasoning, instrumental writing)

2. Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer, Fourth Ed. Aspen Law & Business, 2013 (Effective legal writing with ESL coverage)

Recommended Texts

1. Webster’s American English pocket dictionary and/ or Longman Advanced American dictionary, Pearson Education Ltd. 2000 (with examples for multilingual students)

2. Law dictionaries (ie., Black’s Law Dictionary)

First Class Readings

Not available at this time.


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