Georgetown SCS Certificate in Legal English
Certificate in Legal English

English Language

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Legal English Pre-LLM Program

The Certificate in Legal English Program is a graduate-level program designed not only for those who are in the process of applying for LLM programs in the U.S. but also for professionals who want to enhance their knowledge of legal English. The courses focus on strengthening your confidence to read and write in legal English, as well as sharpening your abilities to orally discuss legal issues.

Throughout the program, you will have access to learning opportunities with U.S. lawyers, as well as opportunities to observe the U.S. legal system firsthand in the capital of the U.S., Washington, D.C.

Ideal for
Students interested in legal English

16 weeks


Full time Monday—Friday

Semester of Entry

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Program Features

  • Small class sizes
  • Professors with expertise in law, linguistics, and language instruction
  • Opportunities to interact with U.S. lawyers
  • Visits to the Supreme Court and U.S. Capitol congressional sessions
  • Trips to other D.C. professional centers, such as the World Bank
  • Workshops on the LLM admission process

**Applicants with lower TOEFL or IELTS scores may benefit from additional English language development before beginning the program. These students are encouraged to apply for Georgetown’s Intensive English Semester, a 16-week program focused on improving English listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.

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