English Language Resources

Legal English

These non-credit language-based classes take place in the first month of the semester to provide students whose first language is not English with a forum for the study of legal English. There are four two-hour classes in total. Attending all classes is strongly recommended but is not required; students may go to a single or multiple classes. You will receive an email shortly before classes begin detailing the meeting days and times that will be offered and providing sign-up instructions.

The classes cover English terminology related to statutes and case briefing categories. Students will closely examine the sources of legal authority including statutes and case law, and learn about the components of a case--citations, parties, causes of action, facts, procedural history, rules, holdings, dicta, dispositions--and related key vocabulary. A main focus of the sessions is to improve each student’s legal English vocabulary.

English Conversation Groups

The University's International Student Center hosts informal English Conversation Groups for international students interested in using their English conversational skills. These groups provide lively conversation in English and the opportunity to interact with students from other Divisions of the University. Improve your English conversation skills in an informal group setting. Come chat!

NYU Writing Center

The NYU Writing Center is a place where any NYU student can get help with his or her writing.

Prior to the LLM

Students interested in improving their English language skills prior to the LLM program, may be interested in NYU's American Language Institute. The Institute is one of the many schools and programs in New York and throughout the US that offer English language instruction during the summer months and throughout the academic year.