Law school and legal skills present difficulties for all students, even those who are native speakers. If English is not a student's native language, that student experiences additional challenges. Most students taking law classes are subjected to a new vocabulary and “legalese” or “lawspeak” is an academic skill that even native speakers must study to learn, if they are to be an effective member of the legal profession, as many of the skills related to completing law school successfully are language skills. These include writing, reading, listening, analytic and oral presentation skills. The Legal English course focuses on giving the student the knowledge and skills they will need to be successful in an English-speaking legal environment, with specific focus on legal vocabulary, oral and written argumentation, public speaking, and the American legal system.
We also offer Legal Spanish classes.