Fordham Law is delighted to announce a new program: the Legal English Institute (LEI), a semester-long program that introduces participants to the U.S. legal system and U.S. law while helping develop legal English and practical lawyering skills. The program is offered twice each year: August–December and January–May.
During its first intake in August, the Law School welcomed nine students from seven countries—Brazil, China, Colombia, Egypt, France, Ivory Coast, Russia, and Venezuela. The program can be taken on a credit or non-credit basis.
The Law School is currently developing partnerships with law schools around the world to offer the program to their students and graduates. Please visit the LEI webpage for more information or contact Assistant Dean Toni-Jaeger Fine directly to discuss group arrangements.
The Law School’s Summer Institute for international law students and graduates celebrated its 11th year this past July, and the Pre-Law Institute celebrated its second year. Both programs include classroom training by the Law School’s full-time and adjunct faculty as well as special speakers and visits to legal institutions. Summer Institute participants were treated to a visit to Morgan Lewis as well as to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York. Pre-Law participants visited Skadden and had the chance to interact with a number of lawyers engaged in various aspects of public interest work.