The Law School's American Legal English program, an intensive
five-week summer course run by Professor Robert Ruescher,
is designed for students entering St. John’s LL.M. Programs
who are not native English speakers. The course’s aim is to
familiarize these students with the U.S. legal system and its
vocabulary, thereby enabling them to participate more effectively
in their studies in the LL.M. Program.
In the course, students review, discuss, and outline U.S. statutes
and cases in various subject areas, including torts, contracts, and
civil procedure. Through daily lectures, readings, written
assignments, class discussions, and in-class exercises, students
develop their ability to communicate orally and in writing about
The class meets four days a week during the summer, from 9:30 a.m.
to 3 p.m., with breaks in the morning and for lunch. Each class
begins with a formal session with the course’s professor, followed
by more informal sessions with the course’s teaching assistants,
who discuss the material covered in the professor’s session and
help students prepare for upcoming classes and assignments. This
program will run from Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 to Wednesday,
August 7th, 2013.
Download the Application and fax back to us at (718)
*Tuition is subject to change.
To learn more about the American Legal English Intensive Program,