To aspiring postgraduate students, pre-LLM summer programs offer a great opportunity to hone their legal skills and warm up for the upcoming academic year. They can be taken at almost all reputable law schools in the US, and are typically divided into two courses: Legal English and US Legal System.
If you’re not from the US but are planning to enroll in a US LLM program the following fall, summer Legal English courses can help you master the legal vocabulary you’ll be expected to know and use.
Here’s a list of summer law schools for you to consider, together with their course calendars.
- Brooklyn Law School
Intensive Legal English Program:
- bFour-week course: July 1 - July 26
- Three-week course: July 1 - July 19
- Boston University
English for Legal Practitioners: To be announced.
- Duke University
- Duke-Leiden Institute in Global and Transnational Law: June 16 - July 17
- Summer Institute in Law, Language & Culture: July 22 - August 14
Legal English and Communication Skills: To be announced.
- George Washington University Law School
US Legal English: July 18 - July 27
- Georgetown University
LLM Summer Experience: July 15 - August 9
- UC Berkeley
Summer English Language Studies: To be announced.
- UC Davis
English for Legal Professionals: June 23 - July 6
- UC San Diego
Intensive Legal English Course: March 11 - May 10
Summer Law & English Program: July 15 - August 9
- Vanderbilt University
Summer Legal English Course: July 16 - August 10
- Yale University
Intensive English Program: July 1 - August 2