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Legal English Course for Foreign Lawyers

University of Houston Law Center (UHLC) now has an English as an Legal English Certificate course available through the University of Houston Language and Culture Center (LCC). This 4-week online intensive course is specifically geared towards our admitted and prospective foreign law students, and includes the following:


The Legal English course is custom-created to address the specific needs of UHLC foreign students. The course addresses four (4) important areas:

    • Written English
    • Oral Communication 
    • English Comprehension
    • Legal language

After application, students are assessed to determine whether the 4-week intensive or the longer Level 6 or another English language program is appropriate for them. If accepted into the 4-week intensive course, students are enrolled in the course and also assessed upon completion of the course. Payment for the English language course is made after the initial assessment.

This is not a TOEFL, IELTS replacement, so students will have taken an English exam before entering this course as required for the UHLC LLM application. However, upon successful completion of this Legal English course, foreign law students may be deemed to have satisfied the minimum English language requirement for applying to the UHLC LLM program. This course also prepares students for the legal language they need in the introductory courses for the US Law LLM program at UHLC.

At the successful completion of the Legal English course and final assessment, students receive a certificate of completion.

Upcoming Course

  • July 1 – 29, 2023

Please submit your application now to hold a spot and be notified when dates are established.

Note: Dates are subject to change and/or cancellation depending on enrollment numbers.

How to Apply
To apply for the Legal Englishcourse:

  1. Complete the application. Legal English Application Form (
  2. Once your application has been reviewed, your English level will be assessed to determine whether the 4-week intensive or one of the other English language courses is the best fit.
  3. Pay the fee (include on your information “LLM”)

For any additional information on the Legal English course, Contact