Thursday, May 28, 2009
The International Law Institute in Washington D.C. has announced two courses for its 2009 Summer Orientation program. This year’s program has been revised to include more subjects and has also been redesigned to provide a more interactive training. The program now consists of two segments:
Introduction to Legal English and Writing (July 6-17, 2009). The seminar is both: an intensive course on Legal English, describing the basic institutions of American Common Law; and a Workshop on Legal Research and Writing. This seminar is a highly participatory course in which students engage in a process of active learning that will improve their skill sets required in the legal practice. The seminar is designed to improve the law practitioners and student’s command of legal English, research and legal drafting abilities. Participants will develop a writing project along the seminar.
Orientation in the US Legal System (July 20 - August 7, 2009). The seminar concentrates on both the legal methods and the major areas of substantive law that foreign lawyers are most likely to encounter when conducting business in the United States or with American clients abroad. Furthermore, the program will cover the role of Common Law in international and supranational organizations such as the WTO, the EU, and other similar institutions. Focusing on the US legal system, we will illustrate how understanding Common Law legal methods is important for all lawyers working with any of these organizations. The seminar now also integrates subjects such as corporate governance, Law of the Cyberspace, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.