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855 - English Language Skills Enhancement (0 hours)
This course is an intensive three-to-four-week academic legal English program designed for incoming LLM students (Master of Laws in American Law program). Areas of focus include: an overview of the US legal (Common Law) system and its relation to the US system of government; case reading – the English Language Skills Enhancement (ELSE) program provides detailed, step-by-step guidance for reading cases (court decisions) in areas such as Contracts, Torts, and Property; legal vocabulary – you get intensive practice using key words and high-frequency expressions common throughout your study of law; oral skills practice, especially of key legal terms; feedback and advice on your writing; guidance for adjusting to US academic culture and classroom expectations; and cultural and historical issues relevant to legal studies.