Legal English
August 5-August 13

This course introduces lawyers from non-English-speaking countries to the core vocabulary of the American legal system and immerses them in American legal culture.

Classes take place on Hofstra Law's suburban campus, which is only a 40-minute train ride from New York City and 15-minute drive to Long Island's famous beaches.

All participants will receive a certificate of completion.
Why you should take this class:

Because you want to learn legal English in the context of American law while studying in the United States.
This class is for:

Ideal participants include lawyers, judges and law students from non-English-speaking countries. No TOEFL required.
What you will learn:

Participants will learn the core vocabulary in areas including contracts, criminal law and constitutional law. You will also learn to express the fundamental functions of law, including duty, prohibition, permission and definition. Faculty will provide feedback in structuring and communicating legal ideas in English.

Program Cost and Accommodations

The program cost is $2,195. Program books and materials are included in the cost, as well as the extras below. Housing is not included in the program cost. Housing fees are listed below.

Your registration includes:

  • Coffee service each morning
  • Transportation to/from field trip
  • Lunch on the day of the field trip
  • Welcome and Farewell receptions

You will receive a printed Certificate of Completion for successful completion of the program.

Housing: $790
Hofstra University offers on-campus housing. It is recommended that participants take advantage of this option.

Amenities may be available at additional cost, including:

  • Micro-fridge ($50 per week)
  • Access to the pool and gym ($50 per week)

The housing fees for additional travelers with a program participant — for example, a family member — is $550 per person.


Classes are scheduled from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. each day, with two additional hours on the last day.

Sunday, August 4: Arrival and Check-in

Monday, August 5:
Class, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., and the Welcome Reception

Tuesday, August 6: Class, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Wednesday, August 7: Class, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Thursday, August 8: Class, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., and a visit to a courthouse (lunch included)

Friday, August 9: Class, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Saturday, August 10: Free day

Sunday, August 11: Free day

Monday, August 12: Class, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., and a guest speaker

Tuesday, August 13: Class, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., and the Farewell Reception

Wednesday, August 14: Checkout and Departure


To register, please fill out the form below. The Office of Global Initiatives will contact you with more information and to discuss payment options. You can also register by downloading an application.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the program, please contact:

Steve Richman
Associate Director of Global Initiatives

Course Taught By:

Juli Campagna joined the law school faculty in 2010. She teaches Legal Analysis, Research and Writing to first year J.D. students, and also teaches specialized legal research and writing courses to non-U.S. law students at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law. For the past two years, she has taught Export Law and Export Policy in Havana (Cuba) over the spring break.

Before going to law school, Juli worked as a translator, language teacher, and instructional designer. She worked for the former international audit and tax firm, Arthur Andersen, for seven years. She was one of the founding designers and developers of Andersen’s in-house Business English Immersion Training Program, which was offered to firm managers, partners and clients throughout the world. Read her full bio.

Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
121 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549
tel. 516-463-6340
fax. 516-463-1017