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Advanced Legal Writing

March 5 – 10, 2018; 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. 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 professionals working with legal matters. It is expected that participants will already have at least a “high intermediate” level of English writing skills before enrolling in this program.

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 March 2018 Advanced Legal Writing seminar:

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. 

The Institute can assist participants in reserving housing accommodations in conveniently located nearby corporate apartment hotels.  Participants can take advantage of special IUSLAW rates which start at $189 per night for a studio or efficiency suite.  Larger, double-occupancy suites are also available for a reduced per-person rate.   Both types of suites include a full kitchen in the unit.  These rates are available at our preferred hotel provider for the program, located within walking distance to the classrooms (i.e., walking distance to the George Washington University Law School) and also nearby other DC attractions.  Other housing options may be available, including less expensive (and less conveniently located) accommodations found on the internet. Costs will vary depending on location and amenities.

Advanced Legal Writing

March 5 – 10, 2018; 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. 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 professionals working with legal matters. It is expected that participants will already have at least a “high intermediate” level of English writing skills before enrolling in this program.

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 March 2018 Advanced Legal Writing seminar:

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. 

The Institute can assist participants in reserving housing accommodations in conveniently located nearby corporate apartment hotels.  Participants can take advantage of special IUSLAW rates which start at $189 per night for a studio or efficiency suite.  Larger, double-occupancy suites are also available for a reduced per-person rate.   Both types of suites include a full kitchen in the unit.  These rates are available at our preferred hotel provider for the program, located within walking distance to the classrooms (i.e., walking distance to the George Washington University Law School) and also nearby other DC attractions.  Other housing options may be available, including less expensive (and less conveniently located) accommodations found on the internet. Costs will vary depending on location and amenities.

Advanced Legal Writing

March 5 – 10, 2018; 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. 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 professionals working with legal matters. It is expected that participants will already have at least a “high intermediate” level of English writing skills before enrolling in this program.

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 March 2018 Advanced Legal Writing seminar:

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. 

The Institute can assist participants in reserving housing accommodations in conveniently located nearby corporate apartment hotels.  Participants can take advantage of special IUSLAW rates which start at $189 per night for a studio or efficiency suite.  Larger, double-occupancy suites are also available for a reduced per-person rate.   Both types of suites include a full kitchen in the unit.  These rates are available at our preferred hotel provider for the program, located within walking distance to the classrooms (i.e., walking distance to the George Washington University Law School) and also nearby other DC attractions.  Other housing options may be available, including less expensive (and less conveniently located) accommodations found on the internet. Costs will vary depending on location and amenities.

Advanced Legal Writing

March 5 – 10, 2018;
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. 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 professionals working with legal matters. It is expected that participants will already have at least a “high intermediate” level of English writing skills before enrolling in this program.

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 March 2018 Advanced Legal Writing seminar:

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. 

The Institute can assist participants in reserving housing accommodations in conveniently located nearby corporate apartment hotels.  Participants can take advantage of special IUSLAW rates which start at $189 per night for a studio or efficiency suite.  Larger, double-occupancy suites are also available for a reduced per-person rate.   Both types of suites include a full kitchen in the unit.  These rates are available at our preferred hotel provider for the program, located within walking distance to the classrooms (i.e., walking distance to the George Washington University Law School) and also nearby other DC attractions.  Other housing options may be available, including less expensive (and less conveniently located) accommodations found on the internet. Costs will vary depending on location and amenities.