Sunday, January 19, 2020
Professors Teresa Kissane Brostoff (pictured at left) and Ann Sinsheimer (pictured at right) are professors at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where they created the English for Lawyers Program, now titled U.S. Law and Language.
They co-authored a legal English text now in its third edition. Their book, United States Legal Language and Culture, is published by Oxford University Press.
At the 14th Global Legal Skills Conference held last month at the Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Professors Brostoff and Sinsheimer were recognized with individual Global Legal Skills Awards for this publication – a book that helped develop the field of legal English education – and for their many contributions to the development of the field of Legal English.
In addition to their publication, Professors Brostoff and Sinsheimer have taught many classes of international lawyers not only at the University of Pittsburgh but also around the world including in China, Ethiopia, Iceland, Japan, Oman, Poland, Serbia, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, and other countries. They were also deeply involved as participants and peer reviewers in the Fulbright program helping to share legal English education around the world.
We congratulate Professors Brostoff and Sinsheimer on their award and thank them for their many contributions to international legal skills education.