Summer Institute in
Program Benefits the program also encourages the study of law and
the Legal english Communication course pre- the use of english beyond the classroom. Students will
pares non-native speakers of english to participate participate in law-related field study, including
actively in u.S. law school classrooms. the course will observing courtroom proceedings, meeting with local
help students build language and academic skills lawyers, and watching law-related films and conferences.
needed to succeed in a rigorous u.S. law school pro- the class will meet monday through Friday in the
gram. morning for three hours. each afternoon, students will
In the three-week course, students will strengthen participate in conferences with professors and teaching
skills in: (1) active listening and speaking in class dis- assistants, engage in law-related field study, and
cussions, (2) understanding u.S. legal materials, and receive legal research training. Students will have
(3) clear and effective writing in a law context. access to law school and university facilities, including
this course is taught by an experienced law facul- libraries.
ty professor who has both taught and practiced law in this program is right for you if:
the u.S. and internationally. In the classroom, stu- 1. You want exposure to english legal vocabu-
dents will be immersed in thinking, speaking, reading, lary and experience in legal reading and writing in
and writing about the law in english. Classroom exer- english;
cises will build from daily legal reading and writing 2. Your experience interacting with native
homework assignments. In addition, students will be speakers of english is limited, or you have some trou-
instructed by an applied linguistics professional. ble understanding when native speakers of english
Small class size and several student-teacher con- converse with you; or
ferences throughout the session will ensure that each 3. You want to get a head start in adjusting to
student receives individual attention. Students are the academic demands at a u.S. law school.
expected to participate regularly in class and complete all incoming LL.m. students are strongly encour-
daily homework assignments. a certificate will be aged to participate in this course.
awarded upon the successful completion of the program.
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Program Dates How To Apply
the Summer Institute in Legal english application forms are available at
Communication will take place from July 18 to http://law.psu.edu/academics/llm/legal_english.
august 4, 2011. Completed applications should be emailed to
email@example.com or faxed to 717.240.5213 - attention:
Eligibility Fiona mcCormick.
non-native speakers of english who are admitted
to the J.D., LL.m., or S.I.a. programs at Penn State’s Attendance
Dickinson School of Law are eligible for this program. Daily attendance is required for you to receive the
english language proficiency is required. maximum benefit from this program.
Program Costs Payment
the tuition cost of the three-week Legal english tuition balance is due in full on the first day of
Communication course is $1,350 uS. textbooks are class. Payments may be made through an internation-
included. al money order, an international draft, or check drawn
on a u.S. domestic bank. Check or money orders
Housing should be made payable to “the Pennsylvania State
housing is available through the on-campus hous- university.”
ing office of Penn State university. Contact Fiona
mcCormick at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible to Application Deadline
make housing arrangements. Students are encouraged to apply to this program
as soon as possible to facilitate visa processing. the
Medical Insurance application deadline is June 1, 2011.
Participants in the Legal english Communication
course are required to have medical insurance cover- For More Information
age. this coverage is available through Penn State all inquiries should be addressed to Fiona
health Insurance office at mcCormick at email@example.com, or via phone at
Penn State reserves the right to cancel this pro-
gram. For additional information, contact Fiona
ServICeS For the DISabLeD
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the university not to discriminate against persons with disabilities in its admission policies or procedures or its educational programs, services,
the university is responsible for ensuring that courses, programs, services, jobs, activities, and facilities are available and usable in the
most integrated and appropriate settings. Students with disabilities seeking accommodations must identify as an individual with a disability
and demonstrate and/or document (from an appropriate professional) how the disability limits their participation in courses, programs, serv-
ices, jobs, activities, and facilities. upon receiving documentation of a disability, the office for Disability Services will explore and facilitate
reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services for individuals with disabilities in courses, programs, serv-
ices, jobs, activities, and facilities. Students anticipating the need for accommodations, both before and after enrollment, are encouraged to con-
tact assistant Dean for Student Services Keith elkin at 814-865-9035.
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