Two weeks of Intensive Training in Legal English, U.S. law, International Arbitration and Transnational Litigation from the U.S. Perspective

This two-week long non-degree course is aimed at law students, lawyers and other legal professionals from around the world seeking to excel in an increasingly globalized and competitive legal environment.

ADVANCED is conducted twice a year at FIU LAW, where students hone their language skills in legal English and gain in-depth knowledge of key practical aspects of transnational and comparative law from the United States perspective.

ADVANCED is divided into two modules: Advanced Legal English (ALE) covering fundamentals in legal writing, oral advocacy, legal analysis, and legal research skills and Fundamentals of Transnational Law (FTL) covering important topics such as introduction to American law, international arbitration and transnational litigation.

It also offers essential pedagogical techniques, legal English skills, and fundamental concepts of U.S. law in both its domestic and transnational areas needed by foreign students to take full advantage and excel at an American Law School.

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Admission

Level of English: 6 or higher
iBT TOEFL®: 70
PBT TOEFL®: 530

Course Objective

To improve legal English skills + knowledge on fundamental legal subject matters from the U.S perspective.

Placement

FIU College of Law.

Duration and schedule

2-week course (80 hours, approx.) Lectures and practical session will be held from Monday to Friday  9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m./2:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Dates

TBD. (Late July & Early December)

Tuition

$2,350 (foreign-trained lawyers) and $1,950 full-time law students (from outside of the U.S.).

U.S. Visa

Participants are allowed to register in this non-degree course by holding a B1/B2 U.S. Visa (Visa for tourism.) This advanced legal course does not require Visa F1. (Student Visa). For those applying for or renewing a U.S Visa B1/B2, the FIU College of Law will issue a letter to certify their registration in the course.

Diploma

After satisfactory completion of this non-degree course, students will receive a Diploma issued by the FIU College of Law.

Registration

Advanced – https://law.fiu.edu/international/legalenglish/registration/

More information

Advanced – https://law.fiu.edu/international/advanced

Frequently Asked Questions – https://law.fiu.edu/international/legalenglish/faq/

TOEFL® Preparation (Twice-a-week) at FIU ELI

The TOEFL® Preparation course is designed for advanced students seeking admission to college/university either for undergraduate studies or graduate programs. The course prepares students for every skill area of the examination. Students are taught exactly what they should expect on these sections so that they can cover all of the important areas in their responses. Lots of homework and timed practice tests will help you in all areas.

Fundamentals of Transnational Law (Fridays) at FIU Law

The FTL course is a 10-session program focused on Legal English, U.S. Law, international arbitration and transnational litigation for foreign-trained lawyers.

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Admission

For the English component a minimum level 5 or higher placement on all four sections is required for TOEFL preparation classes at FIU ELI. Prospective students who do not meet the level 5 requisite are welcome to register for the ELI intensive English course. I-20s forms are not issued for the TOEFL course alone. F-1 students may add this class to their full-time program. Application and testing fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable. Fees do not include books, supplies, or parking permits.

Course Objective

This is a TOEFL® Preparation course for those individuals seeking admission to American universities, licenses, certification in professional fields, or proof of proficiency for job placement + improving legal English skills and the knowledge on fundamental legal subject matters from the U.S perspective.

Duration & Schedule

10 weeks
TOEFL® Preparation – Twice-a-week 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (20 sessions)
Fundamentals of Transnational Law (FTL) – Friday mornings or afternoons – 3 hours (10 sessions)

Dates

TOEFL® Preparation – Twice-a-week

Spring 2020: January 21 to March 27
Summer 2020: May 18 to July 24
Fall 2020: September 14 to November 20

Fundamentals of Transnational Law (FTL) – Fridays

Spring 2020: January 24 to March 27
Summer 2020: May 22 to July 24
Fall 2020: September 18 to November 20

Tuition

TOEFL® Preparation – $479
Fundamentals of Transnational Law (FTL) –  $1250 (foreign-trained lawyers) and $950 full-time law students (from outside of the U.S.)

U.S. Visa

Participants are allowed to register for this non-degree course by holding a U.S. B1/B2 visa. This course does not require an F1 (student visa). For those applying for or renewing a U.S. B1/B2 visa, the FIU College of Law will issue a letter to certify their registration. F-1 students may add the TOEFL® preparation course to their full-time program. Those seeking to take the ELI’s Intensive English Program (IEP) must apply for an FI (student) visa.

Diploma

After satisfactory completion of this non-degree course, students will receive a Diploma issued by the FIU College of Law.

Registration

TOEFL® Preparation – https://elipay.fiu.edu/home.php
Fundamentals of Transnational Law (FTL) – https://law.fiu.edu/international/legalenglish/registration/

More information

TOEFL® Preparation –  https://eli.fiu.edu/toefl-preparation-course/
Fundamentals of Transnational Law (FTL) – https://law.fiu.edu/international/toefl/
Frequently Asked Questions – https://law.fiu.edu/international/legalenglish/faq/

This supplemental course conducted at the ELI at FIU will provide a general analytical framework for understanding the core concepts of the law in the United States and familiarize students with its legal system. Students will practice “thinking like a lawyer” in each session through weekly discussions on cases. Students will be required to analyze light readings on legal issues.

The course begins with the (i) nuts and bolts of the American legal system; (ii) discussions on the top U.S Supreme Court decisions; and (iii) discussions on the dynamics of the most relevant features of the American Legal System such as class-actions; plea bargaining in criminal law; judicial review; activist litigation and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms (ADRs).

Students without background in legal studies are also welcome to register.  Instructors from Florida International University College of Law will teach 10 sessions.

Students attending the Intensive English Program (IEP) are welcome to join this class.

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Admission

Level of English: 4/ B1 or higher
iBT TOEFL®: 57
PBT TOEFL®: 480

Duration and schedule

Thinking like a Lawyer (TLL) – Friday mornings or afternoons – 3 hours (10 weeks/sessions)

Dates

Thinking like a Lawyer (TLL)

Spring 2020: January 13 to  April 17
Summer 2020: May 11 to July 31
Fall 2020: September 8 to December 11

Tuition

Thinking like a Lawyer (TLL) – foreign-trained lawyers: $650, full-time law students (from outside of the U.S.): $550, non-law student: $TBD

U.S. Visa

Participants are allowed to register in this non-degree course by holding a B1/B2 U.S. Visa (Visa for tourism.) This Thinking Like a Lawyer course does not require Visa F1 (Student Visa). For those applying for or renewing a U.S Visa B1/B2, the FIU College of Law will issue a letter to certify their registration in the course.

Diploma

After satisfactory completion of the TLL non-degree course, students will receive a Diploma issued by the FIU College of Law. If students are also attending the Intensive English Program (IEP) and pass all their classes, they will receive a certificate issued by the ELI at FIU.

Registration

Intensive English Program (IEP) – https://elipay.fiu.edu/home.php
Thinking like a Lawyer (TLL) – https://law.fiu.edu/international/legalenglish/registration/

More information

Intensive English Program (IEP) – https://eli.fiu.edu/programs/intensive-english/
Thinking like a Lawyer (TLL) – https://law.fiu.edu/international/legalenglish/tll/
Frequently Asked Questions – https://law.fiu.edu/international/legalenglish/faq/