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Intensive Advanced Legal English Program

Posted By Crisdelis Rodriguez On June 28, 2017 @ 6:20 pm

This intensive program at the York University’s English Language Institute is designed to provide participants with the legal terminology, language and writing skills needed to succeed in legal graduate study and/or in a legal professional career in Canada.


We will be offering a Spring 2019 part-time session of this program. Please email our YUELI Registration team [1] or call 416.736.5353 for details!

Through the program you will:

  • Improve IELTS or equivalent language score and study the language of the law in a small group environment
  • Enhance the grammar and structure of your writing
  • Work with legal terminology and documents necessary for successful Maters of Law (LLM) study
  • Practice your professional speaking and presentation skills

Study English while gaining skills to succeed in your law career

This program is primarily designed for graduates of law degree programs from outside Canada who are interested in pursuing graduate legal studies in English, pursuing accreditation to practice law in Canada, or seeking employment in the legal field in Canada.

Program Delivery

This program is available both full-time in-class and part-time in class with an 8-hour online component! Both formats are delivered in class on our Keele Campus in Toronto, ON.

Summary [2]


  • Program length: 16 weeks
  • Class size: 15-20 students
  • Classroom hours/week: 20 hours
  • Students will participate in four hours of class per day, five days a week. Classes are led by one or two English Language Institute instructors, with regular feedback on legal topics from a law instructor and guest speakers.


  • Program length: 16 weeks
  • Class size: 15-20 students
  • Classroom hours/week: 14 hours
  • 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Four Saturdays: (10:00am -12:00pm and 12:45pm – 2:45pm) September 8th, October 20th, November 3rd  and Dec 1st .
  • 8 hours/week (at your own pace)

Admission Requirements [3]

This program is open to graduates of law degree programs from outside Canada who have a 6.5 IELTS or equivalent English language proficiency test score.  As part of your application, we will ask you to provide the following:

Application Documents:

Copy of language proficiency test results

Copy of law degree transcripts


Fees [4]


$8,500 (CAD)

Part-time online

$4,800 + $200 Registration Fee for new students (CAD)

Fees include required course textbooks and materials. Fees are due in full prior to enrollment in classes. Fees may change without notice.

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