The International Law Institute is proud to announce our
2011 Legal English and Legal Writing
and Orientation to the U.S. Legal System Program
The International Law Institute "ILI" is a leading provider of training and technical assistance in international law, international economics and other aspects of international relations. ILI is an independent, non-political, non-profit educational institute serving a global constituency. We have trained over 16,000 officials from 185 countries and conduct training both in the U.S. and abroad. ILI also provides technical expertise to developing nations in the drafting of laws and the designing of their economic and government policies, in efforts to further support and promote good and efficient governance through the rule of law.
The International Law Institute [ILI] stands as an originator of U.S. legal orientation programs specifically designed for foreign law students and practicing international lawyers.
The Interantional Law Institute was first to create the "Orientation to the U.S. Legal System" now in its 41st year. This program is designed to introduce foreign young attorneys to the study of common law and to prepare them for their international legal practice and studies at U.S. law schools.
Our Legal English and Orientation in the U.S. Legal System programs are led by internationally renowned faculty from the ILI, Georgetown University, partners from top Washington D.C. law firms, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Treasury, U.S. Government Federal Attorneys and senior members from the American Bar Association (ABA).
Network with outstanding professionals, famous legal scholars, and colleagues from all over the world.
Each participant will have a U.S. lawyer made available to discuss legal issues, proof read documents or clarify legal terminology or document structure.
Washington, D.C. is the seat of the U.S. Federal government; headquarters to multinational organizations such as the World Bank, IMF and MCC. Study at ILI provides international legal students a unique opportunity to study in the center of U.S. and international law.
LEGAL ENGLISH AND LEGAL WRITING [July 11 - 22, 2011] Program Details
Intensive and specialized training in Legal English terminology in both written and oral formats. Designed to enhance international participant's proficiency to better understand and compete with U.S. counterparts.
Also develops advanced skills to succeed in legal research and writing assignments. Emphasis on components of legal arguments and reliance on common law reasoning and statutory interpretation.
Develop research, legal reasoning and writing skills to meet the standard requirements of U.S. law schools and firms.
Introduce students to the judicial precedent and statutory interpretation in Common Law jurisdictions.
Familiarize students to effective research strategies, use of primary and secondary research materials, and professional legal writing by completing a writing project as a course requirement.
Kevin Fandl, Chief of Alternatives to Detention Unit at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and former Fulbright Fellow (Colombia), specializes in International Trade Law and economic development. Professor Fandl is adjunct faculty at the American University Washington College of Law since 2004, where he has been teaching Legal English and Legal Writing since 2004. Mr. Fandl has significant experience teaching Legal English in other countries, including Chile, Colombia and the Dominican Republic.
ORIENTATION IN THE U.S. LEGAL SYSTEM [July 25 - August 5, 2011] Program Details
Comprehensive training of the Common Law and the U.S. Legal System
Focus of this course will include:
Understanding the U.S. Legal System and its institutions
Analyze the impact of U.S. law on international organizations
Develop analytical and research capabilities needed to study in common law systems in U.S. law schools or in prominent U.S. law firms
Study Areas will include:
American Court Systems
US Civil Procedure Abroad
Civil Litigation and Jurisdictional Courts US Product Liability
Negotiation of contracts with US Lawyers
Extra-territorial Application of US Law
US Insurance System
American Torts in International Settings
Effects of Sarbanes –Oxley and SEC
US Regulatory Systems
Professor Charles Abernathy is course director for this program. Prof. Abernathy is professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center. A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, Professor Abernathy has written casebooks on constitutional litigation and the law of equal employment opportunities. His publication "LAW IN THE UNITED STATES: CASES AND MATERIALS" serves as the basic text for the Orientation seminar.
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