Ukraine/US peer-to-peer law student legal writing project completes second session

Post by Stephen Horowitz, Professor of Legal English On Wednesday, March 20, 2024, the closing Zoom call for the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy Peer-to-Peer Legal English Writing Project was held, concluding a second 6-week session of this continuing innovative project. (The first ran during the fall 2023 semester.) The project was initiated in 2023 by National University of … Continue reading “Ukraine/US peer-to-peer law student legal writing project completes second session”

Legal English for Ukraine’s War Crimes Prosecutors

Post by Heather Weger and Julie Lake Today, the second anniversary of the ground and air campaign on Kyiv in the early hours of February 24, 2022, we stop to reflect on Ukraine’s ongoing innovation during a full-scale Russian invasion. We, members from the Legal English team – Julie Lake, Michelle Ueland, and Heather Weger – were … Continue reading “Legal English for Ukraine’s War Crimes Prosecutors”

Ukraine-related Resources

For lawyers and others involved in efforts to support Ukraine Thank you to Prof. Alan Blakely for his help compiling these resources, intended for law professors, legal English professors, and others involved in supporting legal education and the legal profession in Ukraine. Please feel free to email Prof. Stephen Horowitz at sh1643@georgetown.edu with suggestions for … Continue reading “Ukraine-related Resources”

Two-Year Students and Faculty Engage with Former Ambassador Williamson at GULC Event

Post by Profs. Heather Weger and Julie Lake On April 24, 2024, just as the US was authorizing support for Ukraine’s efforts to defend itself against Russia’s ongoing war of aggression, current Two-Year LL.M. students (Salome Adeishvili, Vishnupriya Bhonsle, Zhicheng Hong, Junsik Park, and Daisuke Tomita) and faculty (Prof. Julie Lake and Prof. Heather Weger) attended a panel … Continue reading “Two-Year Students and Faculty Engage with Former Ambassador Williamson at GULC Event”

Strengthening Capacity of Ukrainian Law Schools to Teach Legal Research, Analysis, Reasoning, and Writing Skills

Post by Stephen Horowitz, Professor of Legal English I was very fortunate yesterday to be involved in kicking off a new collaboration among legal research and writing faculty from Ukraine, the U.S., and Canada. Organized by Artem Shaipov of USAID’s Justice For All project in Ukraine, the collaboration is an outgrowth of continued collaboration initiated in … Continue reading “Strengthening Capacity of Ukrainian Law Schools to Teach Legal Research, Analysis, Reasoning, and Writing Skills”

LE Journal: ChatGPT conversations with Ukrainian legal English faculty

Post by Stephen Horowitz, Professor of Legal English. LE Journal is an opportunity to share some of the current goings-on of Georgetown Law’s Legal English Faculty. Professors Julie Lake and Heather Weger met via Zoom this week with four Ukrainian philologists (i.e, historical linguists) to discuss pedagogical approaches and the use of Chat GPT in Legal … Continue reading “LE Journal: ChatGPT conversations with Ukrainian legal English faculty”

Updates from the Georgetown Legal English Faculty (December 2023)

Post by Stephen Horowitz, Professor of Legal English Here’s what the Georgetown Legal English faculty have been up to over the fall 2023 semester…. **************** Heather Weger & Julie Lake & Michelle Ueland Legal English team members Professors Julie Lake, Heather Weger, and Michelle Ueland designed and delivered an intensive 5-week Legal English program for the Office … Continue reading “Updates from the Georgetown Legal English Faculty (December 2023)”

Online legal English for students from politically disrupted countries

Post by Prof. Stephen Horowitz, Professor of Legal English One silver lining of the COVID-19 pandemic has been increased accessibility and acceptability of online education. And one area this has already provided great benefit in the field of legal English is with online legal English education for students from politically disrupted countries. Example 1: Female judges … Continue reading “Online legal English for students from politically disrupted countries”

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