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$ 750

Legal Writing

The Legal Writing course is a 10-unit online program combining text, audio, interactive elements and extensive feedback from a qualified TransLegal lawyer-linguist to help develop the English writing skills required of legal professionals.


  1. An introduction to legal writing/The writing process 1
  2. The writing process 2
  3. Writing emails in English
  4. Legal correspondence 1: lawyer-client
  5. Legal correspondence 2: non-contentious matters
  6. Legal correspondence 3: contentious matters
  7. Internal and external memoranda
  8. Drafting contracts
  9. Sale and purchase agreements (SPAs)
  10. Pleadings
  11. Legal English reference guide: legal writing

$ 350

Company Law

A 20-unit, interactive, online course teaching the essential Legal English terminology in the area of the law of corporations and other business organisations, including formation, corporate powers, capitalisation, corporate governance, M&A, and the winding-up of a company.


  1. Introduction to Company Law
  2. Companies Limited by Shares 1
  3. Companies Limited by Shares 2
  4. Partnerships and LLCs
  5. Joint Ventures and Sole Proprietorships
  6. The Process of Incorporation 1
  7. The Process of Incorporation 2
  8. Officers & Directors: Office & Duties
  9. Officers & Directors: Authority & Conflicts
  10. Insider Dealing
  11. Shareholders: Membership & Meetings
  12. Shareholders: Liability & Shares
  13. Shareholder Agreements
  14. Mergers & Acquisitions 1
  15. Mergers & Acquisitions 2
  16. Debt Finance: Loans
  17. Debt Finance: Security & Debt Capital Markets
  18. Equity Finance
  19. Corporate Insolvency
  20. Final Examination

$ 350

Introduction to Legal English

Introduction to International Legal English provides an intermediate level course in Legal English.


  1. A career in law
  2. Contract law
  3. Tort law
  4. Criminal law
  5. Company law
  6. Commercial law
  7. Real property law
  8. Litigation and arbitration
  9. International law
  10. Comparative law
  11. Intellectual property law

$ 250

Contract Law

This course presents key Legal English terminology for Contract Law in short online reading and listening passages. The exercises which follow each reading or listening passage include multiple choice, fill-in-the-blanks, true-false and matching exercises that are designed to help you learn the vocabulary through context, testing and reinforcement. All of your results are stored in a database which you can access at any time to monitor your progress.


  1. Introduction to Contract Law 1
  2. Introduction to Contract Law 2
  3. Contract Remedies 1
  4. Contract Remedies 2
  5. Non-Competition and Confidentiality
  6. Guarantees, Indemnities, Representations and Warranties
  7. Assignment and Third Party Rights
  8. Conditions and other Contract Terms
  9. Parol Evidence and Implied Terms
  10. Performance
  11. Standard Forms and Advertised Offers
  12. Termination
  13. Public Procurement
  14. Contract Interpretation
  15. Licence Agreements
  16. Final Examination

$ 250

Intellectual Property Law

The Legal English of Intellectual Property Law is a 15-unit online course combining video, audio and interactive elements. The course contains units in the area of trade mark law, copyright law, patent law, design law, e-commerce, domain name disputes, geographical indications, parallel imports, drafting IP agreements, IP due diligence and the law of the Internet.


  1. Trade Mark Law 1
  2. Trade Mark Law 2
  3. Dilution & Well-known Trade Marks
  4. Domain Name Disputes and Cybersquatting
  5. Copyright Law 1
  6. Copyright Law 2
  7. Patent Law 1
  8. Patent Law 2
  9. Intellectual Property Agreements
  10. Design Law
  11. IP/IT Related Issues in the Internet Age
  12. Competition Law
  13. E-commerce
  14. Geographical Indications and Parallel Imports
  15. IP Due Diligence
  16. Final Examination

$ 250

Legal English 500

This is an introductory course designed to provide the learner with key Legal English vocabulary common to all areas of legal practice. The course teaches 500 terms essential for using English in the practice of law. Following this course, the learner can go on to learn the essential vocabulary in particular fields of law, such as company law, contract law, and other commercial law areas.


  1. Sources of Law
  2. Rights & Obligations
  3. Legal Standards
  4. Interpreting the Law
  5. Applicability
  6. Permitted & Prohibited
  7. Limits
  8. Acts & Omissions
  9. The Parties
  10. Evidence
  11. Advising the Client
  12. The Deal
  13. The Claim
  14. Legal Procedure
  15. Pleading the Case
  16. Decisions
  17. Enforcing the Law
  18. Time and the Law
  19. Money and the Law
  20. Final Examination

$ 250


PLEAD is a high-quality, 15-unit, 'blended learning' Legal English course for lawyers and law students, combining online training with the world's leading Legal English coursebook. The course provides a basic vocabulary in 10 areas of general commercial law. PLEAD is the result of a unique cooperation between Cambridge University Press, the Boston University School of Law, The Boston University Center for English Language and Orientation Programs and TransLegal.


  1. The practice of law
  2. Company law: company formation and management
  3. Company law: capitalisation
  4. Company law: fundamental changes in a company
  5. Contracts: contract formation
  6. Contracts: remedies
  7. Contracts: assignment and third-party rights
  8. Employment law
  9. Sale of goods
  10. Real property law
  11. Intellectual property
  12. Negotiable instruments
  13. Secured transactions
  14. Debtor-creditor
  15. Competition law
  16. Transnational Commercial Law

$ 200

Legal English for Legal Support Staff

The Legal English for Legal Support Staff course is a 10-unit online course combining text, audio and interactive elements to help develop the essential vocabulary and language skills required of legal support staff. As well as work on terminology, grammar, and reading and listening skills, the course also includes tasks designed to train letter writing skills, dealing with colleagues and clients and the differences between British and American English.


  1. Real property
  2. A due diligence investigation
  3. Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  4. Criminal law
  5. Company formation
  6. Contracts and deals
  7. Wills and probate
  8. Sale of goods and sales and purchase agreements (SPAs)
  9. Commercial agency
  10. Billing and client care

$ 200

Legal English for LLM Students

This course is designed with the specific needs of LLM students in mind. It teaches over 750 terms essential for successful postgraduate legal studies in English, and also includes invaluable study tips, exercises designed to train your academic legal skills development and reading, writing, listening and speaking practice. The texts are all taken from common law legal systems and provide an indispensable introduction to common law legal systems.


  1. Understanding the law
  2. Understanding cases
  3. Key legal topics 1
  4. Law, fact and language
  5. Common law and the doctrine of judicial precedent
  6. Key legal topics 2
  7. Understanding statutes
  8. Academic legal skills 1: Listening skills
  9. Academic legal skills 2: Writing skills
  10. Answering problem questions


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Company Law
$ 350
Introduction to Legal English
$ 250
Contract Law
$ 250
Legal English 500
$ 250
Intellectual Property Law
$ 200
Legal English for Legal Support Staff
$ 200
Legal English for LLM Students
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