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English for Lawyers

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

This course (ELI 092A) 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.

2016 ELI 092A Course Dates

Spring I 2016: February 1 - March 18, 2016 (7 weeks)
Spring II 2016: March 28 - May 13, 2016 (7 weeks)
Summer I 2016: May 31 - July 27, 2016 (6 weeks)

Schedule (5 hrs/week)

Weekdays: Monday, Wednesday
Times: 3:00pm - 5:15pm

English for Lawyers Full-time Program

Summer II 2015 July 6 - August 13, 2015

The summer English for Lawyers Program is designed for students who want to prepare for study in a Master of Laws (LL.M.) program at Pace Law School or other law schools in the United States. The curriculum is based on legal issues and topics, emphasizing the language and academic skills needed to succeed in an LL.M. program. This program consists of a full-time 24hr/week schedule offering four courses.

Course Descriptions

Legal Writing (6hrs/week): 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 (6hrs/week): This course is designed to help LL.M. students learn reading strategies for processing legal texts.

Listening and Speaking Skills for Law School (6hrs/week): 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 (6hrs/week): 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 - New York City Campus
1 Pace Plaza
New York, NY 10038

Pace University - Westchester Campus
1 Martine Avenue
White Plains, NY 10606

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

Westchester Campus
Phone: (914) 773-3820