The Graduate Lawyering program focuses on teaching foreign trained attorneys real-world skills needed to practice effectively in the U.S. and global legal environments. The summer class, Introduction to U.S. Law, highlights distinctive features of the U.S. legal system including federalism, common law methodology and aspects of civil litigation, laying the foundation to explore, during the second week of class, a line of evolving cases. The summer class also teaches the basics of U.S. legal research, writing, and analysis. We highly recommend that students enroll in U.S. Legal Research, Writing and Analysis ("LRWA") in fall to build on the skills developed during the introductory summer classes. In LRWA students receive frequent, individualized feedback on their research and writing in a seminar environment as they undertake both shorter assignments and a major research project to continue to explore how law and fact unite in legal analysis.
In addition to these curricular opportunities, the Law School offers academic support to LL.M. students through a variety of programs, including a non-credit Legal English class, English conversation groups, and workshops on particular skills.