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Summer Study of American Law Program

About the Program

The Duquesne University School of Law Summer Study of American Law Program (the "Summer Program") is designed to introduce foreign law students to the United States legal system, and to enhance their English speaking and writing proficiency.

The Summer Program curriculum covers the basic concepts and terminology related to the American law-making process and the common law system. Courses in the curriculum introduce students to legal research and writing methods, including the use of online legal databases and print resources. The Program will develop for each student an understanding of the United States legal education system's "Socratic Method," including techniques for briefing cases and taking law school exams.

The English language courses will develop each student's ability to actively apply academic vocabulary, complex grammar structures and appropriate discourse strategies to express and support arguments and opinions in speaking, and improve their ability to produce clear and accurate writing.

Eligible Students

The following students will benefit and may apply to this program:

Foreign law or law related students including 1st, 2nd, 3rd Master of Laws students, or 3rd (3+1 program), 4th year Bachelor of Laws students who are interested in pursuing DuquesneLaw School's LL.M. for Foreign Lawyers program, or
Foreign law or law related students including all years of Bachelor of Laws or Master of Laws students who are interested in exploring the American legal system and enhancing their English proficiency through this summer program.