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Legal English Class — online

Can’t get into our very popular Colwrit 9N class?
Planning to join an LL.M. program and want to learn more about common law?

Enroll in our new section of Colwrit W9: Legal English Online!

Class Number 16363
2 units
P/NP

This course offers an introduction to the foundations of the American legal system, and an opportunity for intensive English practice. Students will become familiar with the federal and state court systems, judge and jury trials, the case law method, and selected areas of law based on student interest (e.g., contracts, constitutional law, criminal law, torts). Students will also practice new vocabulary and idioms; read and analyze judges’ decisions; organize, write and edit legal arguments; give oral presentations; and participate in formal and informal discussions.  Suitable for intermediate through advanced ESL students, this course is of special interest to business and legal professionals and students, including LL.M. students who wish to prepare for the fall semester at U.S. law schools.