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W3E. Legal English: Listening and Speaking – Online

Colwrit W3E. Legal English: Listening and Speaking – Online

2 units, P/NP

This online course focuses on helping lawyers or law students improve their speaking and listening skills for the study or practice of U.S. law or for communication with U.S. lawyers.  The course will focus on three different contexts for the listening and speaking challenges of lawyers and law students including: academic speaking and listening in the law school classroom, informal speaking with other lawyers, and persuasive/formal speaking in the courtroom. The purpose of this course is to ground you in the discourse of law to the extent your professional goals or interests warrant. The course will be useful to students currently working as legal professionals in their own countries and those who are planning to study or practice law in the United States.

Note: This course does not require students to be in the Berkeley-area during the course. Students with internet access may enroll and participate in the course wherever suits them.