English Language Resources

At NYU Law


Legal English

These non-credit language-based classes take place in September and provide students whose first language is not English with a forum for the study of legal English. LL.M. students will receive an email shortly before classes begin detailing the meeting days and times and providing sign-up instructions.

A main focus of the three two-hour class sessions is to improve each student’s legal English vocabulary. For a full description of the course content, see the online course description.

English Conversation Groups

Informal English conversation groups take place in mid-fall and mid-spring semesters at the Law School. All LLM students will receive an email in the beginning of each semester with instructions on joining these sessions.

NYU Law Student Groups

Student groups provide an excellent opportunity to foster English conversation with JD students and your LLM colleagues and can become important sources of mentoring and academic support for their members.  

Review the list of student organizations posted on the Law School's website with links to information on each group's activities and events and how to join. These groups include opportunities to take on a leadership role or simply participate periodically in activities of your interest.

At NYU and in the Community


NYU Writing Center

The NYU Writing Center is a place where all NYU students can get help with their writing.

International Student Support Initiative (ISSI)

The International Student Support Initiative (ISSI) is a centralized hub for NYU’s international student community. A collaboration between the Office of Global Services (OGS) and the Center for Student Life (CSL), ISSI is dedicated to supporting international students at NYU, and providing resources to create academic, co-curricular, and social opportunities for sustained, cross-cultural learning. Activities have included English language conversation groups.

English in Action

English in Action is a non-profit educational organization that helps English language learners by pairing them with tutors for weekly one-to-one conversation sessions

International Spouses and Partners English Program (ISEP)

International Spouses and Partners English Program (ISEP), sponsored jointly by the OGS and NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, provides non-credit English instruction for the spouses and partners of NYU’s international students and scholars. The classes, taught by graduate students from Steinhardt, focus on conversational English and American culture, and are offered in 12-week sessions during the fall and spring semesters. These classes are focused on conversational practice - they are not intensive English classes, although they could serve as an accompaniment for intensive classes. The cost is $105 per semester.