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Advanced Legal Writing

February 27 – March 5, 2019*; Washington DC
The George Washington University Law School

The Institute’s Advanced Legal Writing program is an intensive six-day seminar and workshop at the George Washington University Law School that prepares international legal professionals to write effectively in English. The program focuses on writing for clients, other attorneys and courts, including transactions-related writing (e.g., contract drafting) as well as litigation-related writing.   Legal vocabulary, grammar, usage and style are all emphasized along with special aspects of the U.S. common law system that affect the way lawyers write in the United States.  Class size will be limited so that each participant is able to receive personalized attention from the instructors and to develop those aspects of their legal English writing most relevant to the participant’s area of legal specialization.  Additional (and optional) advanced contract drafting sessions will be conducted during the program for participants especially interested in transactions-related legal writing. An initial writing exercise will be provided a week before the start date and should be completed before the first day of classes.

The program also includes several optional professional, cultural and social activities.

Participants receive a Certificate of Attendance upon completion of this program.

Enrollment is open to non-U.S. lawyers, law students and other international professionals working with legal matters. 

* Please note that although this seminar ends on March 5, the schedule for March 4 and March 5 is arranged so that participants also registered for IUSLAW’s “International Compliance & Anti-Corruption” program (March 3 – 9, with classes starting on March 4) will be able to attend all sessions in both programs on the two overlap days, March 4 and March 5.

Faculty & Instructors

The professors teaching this seminar are experts in the field of Legal English and Legal Writing.  They have vast experience teaching non-U.S. lawyers and law students at law schools and government-affiliated institutions in the U.S. and abroad.  One or more of the following past professors in IUSLAW’s Legal English programs will teach the February-March 2019 Advanced Legal Writing seminar (along with at least one additional senior practicing attorney as a guest lecturer):

Professor Ann Sinsheimer, University of Pittsburgh Law School (Co-author of Legal English: An Introduction to the Legal Language and Culture of the United States, by Oxford University Press; experienced professor of U.S. legal language and legal writing for foreign lawyers and law students at the University of Pittsburgh Law School and several overseas universities)

Professor Juliana Campagna, Hofstra University Law School (Professor of Legal Writing and Assistant Faculty Director for International Programs at Hofstra University Law School in New York; transactional attorney previously affiliated with a large international law firm; also holds a master’s degree in Linguistics, with a specialization in teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language (ESL / EFL); regularly teaches U.S. law and language to non-U.S. lawyers and law students)

Professor Christy DeSanctis, George Washington University Law School (Director of the Legal Writing program at the George Washington University Law School; author of a four-volume legal research and writing textbook by Foundation Press)

Tuition Fee & Housing Cost

Tuition for the Advanced Legal Writing program is $1,695 and includes the program materials and binder. 

IUSLAW participants can take advantage of special discounted rates at our exclusive hotel provider for the program, the luxurious Melrose Georgetown Hotel, located near both the law school and the popular Georgetown shopping and restaurant area.     We will provide a code to participants enabling them to reserve a King room at the Melrose at the rate of $189/night including complimentary daily breakfast (full breakfast) and free wifi.   A larger two room suite (one King bedroom plus one living room with pull-out sofa-bed) is available for two program participants to share at the total rate of $209 (to be split by the two participants sharing).  

Advanced Legal Writing

February 27 – March 5, 2019*; Washington DC
The George Washington University Law School

The Institute’s Advanced Legal Writing program is an intensive six-day seminar and workshop at the George Washington University Law School that prepares international legal professionals to write effectively in English. The program focuses on writing for clients, other attorneys and courts, including transactions-related writing (e.g., contract drafting) as well as litigation-related writing.   Legal vocabulary, grammar, usage and style are all emphasized along with special aspects of the U.S. common law system that affect the way lawyers write in the United States.  Class size will be limited so that each participant is able to receive personalized attention from the instructors and to develop those aspects of their legal English writing most relevant to the participant’s area of legal specialization.  Additional (and optional) advanced contract drafting sessions will be conducted during the program for participants especially interested in transactions-related legal writing. An initial writing exercise will be provided a week before the start date and should be completed before the first day of classes.

The program also includes several optional professional, cultural and social activities.

Participants receive a Certificate of Attendance upon completion of this program.

Enrollment is open to non-U.S. lawyers, law students and other international professionals working with legal matters. 

* Please note that although this seminar ends on March 5, the schedule for March 4 and March 5 is arranged so that participants also registered for IUSLAW’s “International Compliance & Anti-Corruption” program (March 3 – 9, with classes starting on March 4) will be able to attend all sessions in both programs on the two overlap days, March 4 and March 5.

Faculty & Instructors

The professors teaching this seminar are experts in the field of Legal English and Legal Writing.  They have vast experience teaching non-U.S. lawyers and law students at law schools and government-affiliated institutions in the U.S. and abroad.  One or more of the following past professors in IUSLAW’s Legal English programs will teach the February-March 2019 Advanced Legal Writing seminar (along with at least one additional senior practicing attorney as a guest lecturer):

Professor Ann Sinsheimer, University of Pittsburgh Law School (Co-author of Legal English: An Introduction to the Legal Language and Culture of the United States, by Oxford University Press; experienced professor of U.S. legal language and legal writing for foreign lawyers and law students at the University of Pittsburgh Law School and several overseas universities)

Professor Juliana Campagna, Hofstra University Law School (Professor of Legal Writing and Assistant Faculty Director for International Programs at Hofstra University Law School in New York; transactional attorney previously affiliated with a large international law firm; also holds a master’s degree in Linguistics, with a specialization in teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language (ESL / EFL); regularly teaches U.S. law and language to non-U.S. lawyers and law students)

Professor Christy DeSanctis, George Washington University Law School (Director of the Legal Writing program at the George Washington University Law School; author of a four-volume legal research and writing textbook by Foundation Press)

Tuition Fee & Housing Cost

Tuition for the Advanced Legal Writing program is $1,695 and includes the program materials and binder. 

IUSLAW participants can take advantage of special discounted rates at our exclusive hotel provider for the program, the luxurious Melrose Georgetown Hotel, located near both the law school and the popular Georgetown shopping and restaurant area.     We will provide a code to participants enabling them to reserve a King room at the Melrose at the rate of $189/night including complimentary daily breakfast (full breakfast) and free wifi.   A larger two room suite (one King bedroom plus one living room with pull-out sofa-bed) is available for two program participants to share at the total rate of $209 (to be split by the two participants sharing).  

Advanced Legal Writing

February 27 – March 5, 2019*; Washington DC
The George Washington University Law School

The Institute’s Advanced Legal Writing program is an intensive six-day seminar and workshop at the George Washington University Law School that prepares international legal professionals to write effectively in English. The program focuses on writing for clients, other attorneys and courts, including transactions-related writing (e.g., contract drafting) as well as litigation-related writing.   Legal vocabulary, grammar, usage and style are all emphasized along with special aspects of the U.S. common law system that affect the way lawyers write in the United States.  Class size will be limited so that each participant is able to receive personalized attention from the instructors and to develop those aspects of their legal English writing most relevant to the participant’s area of legal specialization.  Additional (and optional) advanced contract drafting sessions will be conducted during the program for participants especially interested in transactions-related legal writing. An initial writing exercise will be provided a week before the start date and should be completed before the first day of classes.

The program also includes several optional professional, cultural and social activities.

Participants receive a Certificate of Attendance upon completion of this program.

Enrollment is open to non-U.S. lawyers, law students and other international professionals working with legal matters. 

* Please note that although this seminar ends on March 5, the schedule for March 4 and March 5 is arranged so that participants also registered for IUSLAW’s “International Compliance & Anti-Corruption” program (March 3 – 9, with classes starting on March 4) will be able to attend all sessions in both programs on the two overlap days, March 4 and March 5.

Faculty & Instructors

The professors teaching this seminar are experts in the field of Legal English and Legal Writing.  They have vast experience teaching non-U.S. lawyers and law students at law schools and government-affiliated institutions in the U.S. and abroad.  One or more of the following past professors in IUSLAW’s Legal English programs will teach the February-March 2019 Advanced Legal Writing seminar (along with at least one additional senior practicing attorney as a guest lecturer):

Professor Ann Sinsheimer, University of Pittsburgh Law School (Co-author of Legal English: An Introduction to the Legal Language and Culture of the United States, by Oxford University Press; experienced professor of U.S. legal language and legal writing for foreign lawyers and law students at the University of Pittsburgh Law School and several overseas universities)

Professor Juliana Campagna, Hofstra University Law School (Professor of Legal Writing and Assistant Faculty Director for International Programs at Hofstra University Law School in New York; transactional attorney previously affiliated with a large international law firm; also holds a master’s degree in Linguistics, with a specialization in teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language (ESL / EFL); regularly teaches U.S. law and language to non-U.S. lawyers and law students)

Professor Christy DeSanctis, George Washington University Law School (Director of the Legal Writing program at the George Washington University Law School; author of a four-volume legal research and writing textbook by Foundation Press)

Tuition Fee & Housing Cost

Tuition for the Advanced Legal Writing program is $1,695 and includes the program materials and binder. 

IUSLAW participants can take advantage of special discounted rates at our exclusive hotel provider for the program, the luxurious Melrose Georgetown Hotel, located near both the law school and the popular Georgetown shopping and restaurant area.     We will provide a code to participants enabling them to reserve a King room at the Melrose at the rate of $189/night including complimentary daily breakfast (full breakfast) and free wifi.   A larger two room suite (one King bedroom plus one living room with pull-out sofa-bed) is available for two program participants to share at the total rate of $209 (to be split by the two participants sharing).  

Advanced Legal Writing

February 27 – March 5, 2019*;
The George Washington University Law School; Washington DC

The Institute’s Advanced Legal Writing program is an intensive six-day seminar and workshop at the George Washington University Law School that prepares international legal professionals to write effectively in English. The program focuses on writing for clients, other attorneys and courts, including transactions-related writing (e.g., contract drafting) as well as litigation-related writing.   Legal vocabulary, grammar, usage and style are all emphasized along with special aspects of the U.S. common law system that affect the way lawyers write in the United States.  Class size will be limited so that each participant is able to receive personalized attention from the instructors and to develop those aspects of their legal English writing most relevant to the participant’s area of legal specialization.  Additional (and optional) advanced contract drafting sessions will be conducted during the program for participants especially interested in transactions-related legal writing. An initial writing exercise will be provided a week before the start date and should be completed before the first day of classes.

The program also includes several optional professional, cultural and social activities.

Participants receive a Certificate of Attendance upon completion of this program.

Enrollment is open to non-U.S. lawyers, law students and other international professionals working with legal matters. 

* Please note that although this seminar ends on March 5, the schedule for March 4 and March 5 is arranged so that participants also registered for IUSLAW’s “International Compliance & Anti-Corruption” program (March 3 – 9, with classes starting on March 4) will be able to attend all sessions in both programs on the two overlap days, March 4 and March 5.

Faculty & Instructors

The professors teaching this seminar are experts in the field of Legal English and Legal Writing.  They have vast experience teaching non-U.S. lawyers and law students at law schools and government-affiliated institutions in the U.S. and abroad.  One or more of the following past professors in IUSLAW’s Legal English programs will teach the February-March 2019 Advanced Legal Writing seminar (along with at least one additional senior practicing attorney as a guest lecturer):

Professor Ann Sinsheimer, University of Pittsburgh Law School (Co-author of Legal English: An Introduction to the Legal Language and Culture of the United States, by Oxford University Press; experienced professor of U.S. legal language and legal writing for foreign lawyers and law students at the University of Pittsburgh Law School and several overseas universities)

Professor Juliana Campagna, Hofstra University Law School (Professor of Legal Writing and Assistant Faculty Director for International Programs at Hofstra University Law School in New York; transactional attorney previously affiliated with a large international law firm; also holds a master’s degree in Linguistics, with a specialization in teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language (ESL / EFL); regularly teaches U.S. law and language to non-U.S. lawyers and law students)

Professor Christy DeSanctis, George Washington University Law School (Director of the Legal Writing program at the George Washington University Law School; author of a four-volume legal research and writing textbook by Foundation Press)

Tuition Fee & Housing Cost

Tuition for the Advanced Legal Writing program is $1,695 and includes the program materials and binder. 

IUSLAW participants can take advantage of special discounted rates at our exclusive hotel provider for the program, the luxurious Melrose Georgetown Hotel, located near both the law school and the popular Georgetown shopping and restaurant area.     We will provide a code to participants enabling them to reserve a King room at the Melrose at the rate of $189/night including complimentary daily breakfast (full breakfast) and free wifi.   A larger two room suite (one King bedroom plus one living room with pull-out sofa-bed) is available for two program participants to share at the total rate of $209 (to be split by the two participants sharing).