Fordham Announces New Summer Programs in Legal English and Transactional Skills

New programs aimed at foreign-trained attorneys; will begin in July

Fordham University's School of Law has announced the launch of several new summer law courses aimed at foreign-trained lawyers.

The first program, Legal English for International Law Practice, will focus on oral skills in understanding, analyzing, and presenting American legal materials succinctly and confidently, according to the course webpage. There will be a focus on oral presentation skills, and the program will include field visits to legal environments where English is used.

Communication Skills for International Law Practice will help foreign-trained attorneys to more effectively communicate their ideas in English. Tentative topics to be covered include "Introduction to the U.S. Legal System," "Using Precedent in a Common Law System," and "Articulating & Interpreting the Law," among others.

Both of the above programs will run between July 27th and August 7th. Those who sign up for both will be eligible to apply for F-1 visa status.

Finally, Fordham's new Transactional Skills for Global Legal Practice will provide an introduction to the drafting and transactional skills that are needed for transnational legal practice. Topics to be covered include "Drafting Specific Contracts," "Recent Developments in Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets Law," and "Numbers and Financial Provisions," among others. This course will take place between July 20th and July 31st.

For more information, please see Fordham's Legal English and Communication Skills for International Law Practice and Transactional Skills for Global Legal Practice webpages.

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