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English Language Institute

English For The Legal Profession

Trainees will orally present a brief or legal memorandum and argue their position, prepare to lead and participate in simulations of briefs, legal opinions, negotiations, and business meetings, and deliver short presentations during class for self, peer, and instructor evaluation.  Presentations will be videotaped for in-class and individual review at home

Trainees will also complete written assignments, such as briefs, memoranda, legal petitions, and client letters.

We offer this course at our New York City, Midtown, and Westchester locations. The English for the Legal Profession class will consist of seven meetings on Thursdays from 6pm – 9pm.


You Will Learn To

  • Expand language and cultural knowledge to improve effectiveness in communicating with clients, judges, opposing attorneys, and co-workers
  • Gain confidence in using a variety of techniques in presenting legal briefs, opinions and memoranda
  • Come up with techniques for composing client letters, e-mails, predictive legal memoranda and persuasive briefs
  • Review the nature of the U.S. common law system and contrast it with the civil law systems of most foreign countries
  • Understand and use essential legal vocabulary, collocations and idioms
  • Understand the “plain legal English” movement and its effect on legal writing in courts and law firms 
  • Understand American legal culture and customs of private firms and government agencies
  • Review the structure of the tri-partite federal and state systems of governments and local New York City government.

Spring II 2016 course Schedule

Option 1

Pace University Downtown 
1 Pace Plaza
New York, NY

Thursdays
March 31 – May 12
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tuition: $500
Course#: 90690

Class Status: OPEN

 

Option 2

Pace University Midtown Center 
551 Fifth Avenue at 45th
New York, NY

Thursdays
March 31 – May 12
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tuition: $500
Course#: Available Soon!

Class Status: Registration Available Soon!

 

Option 3

Pace University Westchester 
78 North Broadway
White Plains, NY

Thursdays
March 31 – May 12
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tuition: $500
Course#: Available Soon!

Class Status: Registration Available Soon!


Questions?

Please contact Kelly Roska at (212) 346-1780 or kroska@pace.edu.