The Legal English Institute is open to students who have been accepted into a Master of Laws program at an American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law school. This program is designed to ensure students have the tools needed to transition successfully to LLM coursework.

This three-week intensive course is designed to introduce you to the US legal system while focusing on the specific language and academics skills you'll need to be successful at an ABA accredited law school.

Suffolk Law is one of only a few law schools in the country offering a special language program exclusively for LLM students. The Institute is led by an experienced international business lawyer who is also a certified instructor in English for speakers of other languages.

The Legal English Institute runs five days a week for four to six hours a day, covering note-taking, grammar, writing, public speaking, legal vocabulary, and using US legal materials. It's also an invaluable way for you to meet other international LLM students and build your network before the start of classes.

For more information, please contact the Office of Graduate Law Programs or email