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New: Bar Exam Language Support (BELS) Course

My colleague Katy Piper and I have the opportunity to try something new and exciting for our Summer 2016 semester: a course focused on language support for non-native English speaking students who will be taking the New York bar exam in July 2016–the Bar Exam Language Support (BELS) course.  408 more words

Legal Writing

Creative use of the law school as a resource

One of the great things about running and teaching the American Law: Discourse & Analysis (ALDA) Program is that it operates completely within St. John’s Law School. 575 more words


What is Legal English exactly?

Legal English is a new concept, relatively unknown even in the world of English learning. And Grammatika is not the typical legal start-up that you might think of when you hear about ‘alternative law careers’ or ‘legal innovation’ (if there is a typical legal start up! 201 more words


Legal English workshop, Bialystok, Poland

The Białystok Legal English Centre, Faculty of Law, University of Białystok, Poland is organising its second workshop for teachers, translators and interpreters of Legal English: “ 110 more words


The Issue of Questions

“Professor, for question number one, I actually see two questions here!”  My student leans over my desk and frowns over his writing prompt, seemingly worried he is hallucinating. 789 more words

Legal Writing

On “Legal English”

“It was the best of terms, it was the worst of terms.”
(With sincerest apologies to Charles Dickens)

“Legal English” is a rather loaded term. Much like “family values” or “activist judges,” its meaning is vague, subjective, and dependent on the context as well as brain of the person ingesting the phrase. 565 more words

Stephen Horowitz

40. The 13 Steps of Successful Academic Legal Research

Agustín Parise (Louisiana State University Law Centre)

Source: Parise, Agustín (2010) “The 13 Steps of Successful Academic Legal Research,” International Journal of Legal Information: Vol. 5,875 more words

Legal English