The Graduate Lawyering program focuses on teaching foreign-trained attorneys real-world skills needed to practice effectively in the US and global legal environments. The introductory classes, Introduction to US Law and Introduction to US Legal Practice, highlight distinctive features of the US legal system. The first week’s focus - on federalism, common-law methodology, and aspects of civil litigation - lays the foundation to explore a line of evolving cases during the second week of class. The Intro classes also teach the basics of US legal research, writing, and analysis.
To build on the skills developed during the introductory classes, we strongly recommend that students enroll in Graduate Lawyering I. In Graduate Lawyering I students receive frequent, individualized feedback on legal research and writing assignments in a seminar environment as they continue to explore how law and fact unite in common-law legal analysis.
In addition to these curricular opportunities, the Law School offers academic support to LLM students through a variety of programs, including a non-credit Legal English class and presentations on particular skills. For more information, click here.