Summer Legal English Programs

Summer Legal English Program at CELOP

Boston University’s Center for English Language & Orientation Programs (CELOP) offers Legal English & Foundations of the US Legal System, a six-week summer program in legal English, to provide international jurists with the language and academic skills needed to succeed in a demanding LLM program. Internationally educated LLM students entering BU Law are strongly encouraged to enroll, as the program provides an important orientation to upcoming studies.

Legal English & Foundations of the US Legal System:

  • Runs from early July to late August
  • Is open to all international jurists who have been admitted to an LLM program at an American law school in the following fall semester
  • Is intended to complement, not replace, the Introduction to American Law course that most international LLM students take as part of their graduate studies

Note: In some cases, completion of the Summer Program in Legal English will be a requirement for final admission to BU School of Law.

Through small-class instruction led by CELOP’s distinguished faculty and law professors through carefully selected law-related materials and assignments, students:

  • Build their legal English vocabularies and strengthen their legal English writing skills.
  • Receive exposure to fundamental aspects of the American legal system and several substantive doctrines central to American law.
  • Become acquainted with the materials, methodologies, and culture of American law school instruction.