Delaware Law is proud to announce its two-year Master of Laws (LLM) program with a Certificate in Legal English. This innovative program allows foreign-trained lawyers a chance to enhance their legal skills while acclimating to a U.S. law school environment. The two-year LLM program concentrates on foreign-trained attorneys whose native language is not English. Students in this programs will be fully integrated into the law school community during both years of study.
This program bridges the gap between students’ backgrounds abroad and their particular focus areas of study. The two-year LLM program provides a deeper understanding of the practice of law in the U.S. while allowing students to improve on their oral and writing skills, grammar, communication, case briefing, listening and note-taking. Students in this program will work closely with law faculty in a collaborative environment to cultivate their legal skills.
Students will start their program by taking foundational courses in the legal English curriculum. During this time students will also take courses in the LLM curriculum. This integrated approach allows students additional time to develop their academic skills while learning from both U.S. and foreign students.
The two-year LLM with Certificate in Legal English offers foreign-trained lawyers a distinctive opportunity to immerse themselves in the rich culture of Delaware law.
To earn the 1 year certificate in Legal English, students must complete 24 semester hours of coursework over two semesters through assessment-based learning. Upon successful completion, students are eligible to continue with the LLM advanced courses.
In order to qualify for the LLM, students must complete all program requirements within four years from the date of matriculation.