Two Year LL.M. / Legal English Certificate Program Overview
The curriculum for the Legal English Certificate Program (or 'LECP'), has been jointly developed by Boston University School of Law and BU's Center for English Language and Orientation Programs (CELOP). It is a 25 credit, full-time residential program over one school year, designed to provide intensive instruction in English communication and legal English, as well as a graduated and foundational exposure to American legal culture, vocabulary, concepts and law school studies, including academic skills. It is offered in two tracks: the 'Certificate-only' track, a one year program for those not seeking entry into a BU Law LL.M. program; and the 'Two-Year LL.M.' track, a one year program designed to prepare students for success in one of our LL.M. programs. By enrolling in the Two-Year LL.M. track, students will improve their English skills so they are prepared to matriculate in BU Law's LL.M. programs, and learn the academic skills and background knowledge necessary to succeed in a demanding graduate program. Students who enroll in the Certificate-only track will gain many of the same skills and expertise but will not proceed into BU Law graduate studies. Both tracks provide a holistic, immersive and rigorous learning experience from one of the nation's foremost centers for legal English studies.
Classes are kept small to ensure that students receive the individual attention they need, and LECP courses include multiple sections, small groups, and teaching assistants in order to provide a first-class learning environment.
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