Communication Pragmatics for Lawyerscommunication Pragmatics for Lawyers will integrate the legal and extra-legal content of the other LEI courses into a very practical and communication-based curriculum. The objective of this course is to transform students` speaking, writing, listening and reading skills into the kind of multifaceted and communicative skills expected of lawyers working in world-class law firms, corporations, international organizations and government agencies. Students in this class will learn how to integrate the content of LEI`s extensive legal courses into their own English-language communication framework. Introduction to the American Legal System and Legal StudiesThe Introduction to the American Legal System and Legal Studies introduces students to the fundamental principles of the American legal system, including constitutional foundations such as federalism, separation of powers and separation of powers, supremacy and preemption; judicial systems; the sources of law, including the defining principle of stare decisis and the practice of synthesizing case law; and civil lawsuits in the United States. The course also introduces students to the basics of law school in the United States, including tips for reading and sketching cases and notes; analysis of case law; and exam filings. The course also introduces legal research and the inter-service law memorandum. Legal English TutorialThe Legal English Tutorial will be a forum where participants will develop their conversational skills on legal topics in an informal setting. Students choose topics and materials they would like to share with their classmates and have a discussion about those topics. Fellows will animate the tutorial and comment on each student`s work. Join fordham Law School`s one-semester Program at the Legal English Institute (LEI) and study the fundamentals of U.S.
law and the U.S. legal system while developing your legal English and practical legal skills. Connect with our vibrant and diverse community and become a member of it. Join this program to fill in the gaps in your knowledge of U.S. law and improve your English proficiency before starting a master`s program in U.S. law, or simply to develop your skills to support your professional goals. We will cover the following points: The latest addition to our range of legal books in English is now available for purchase. “Listenings for Professional Legal English” by Charles J Hewetson is a compilation of 18 listening exercises for use in legal English classes. The book is designed to help international lawyers and law students with the authentic vocabulary and grammar they need to work in international trade law. Topics covered include tax evasion, breach of contract, copyright litigation, defamation, mergers and misrepresentations. Laura Shields is the Director of the Office of International and Non-JD Programs at Fordham Law School, where she co-directs the Legal English Institute, the Summer Institute, the Pre-Law Institute and other international and short-term executive education programs.
It also helps coordinate study abroad, student exchanges, and programs for foreign visiting scholars and researchers, as well as some non-JD graduate programs. Laura has spent most of her career in legal education, holding various positions at the Practising Law Institute for ten years, most recently as Vice President of Programs, and she was Associate Director of Research and Development and Assistant Director of Personnel at the American Law Institute-American Bar Association (now ALI CLE). Laura has practiced law at a Philadelphia litigation law firm and legal advisory organization, worked at the university as a planned giving manager, and consulted with organizations such as the New York Open Center. She is a graduate of the University of Delaware and Villanova University School of Law. Kurt M. Denk has been the Executive Director of the City Bar Justice Center since March 2021, after joining the organization as Pro Bono Counsel in 2018. A division of the City Bar Fund – the nonprofit philanthropic arm of the New York City Bar Association – the Justice Center expands access to justice by providing high-quality, free civil services to New Yorkers struggling with poverty and other forms of social and economic vulnerability.