Summer Language and Law Institute

Our Curriculum

The Summer Language and Law Institute emphasizes the reading, analysis, research and writing skills you will need to participate in legal discourse. The institute broadens and polishes your English communication skills, while introducing you to American common law practice.

We practice conversation and comprehension skills and become familiar with American classroom dynamics, including the Socratic method. Participating students get a head start in undertaking any U.S. legal studies program and develop confidence as legal professionals to interact with U.S. attorneys.

At the end of the three-week program, you will receive a certificate of completion and a grade of credit (CR) or no credit (No Credit) on your Case Western Reserve University transcript.

In recent years, students from Brazil, China, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Thailand, UAE and Vietnam have enrolled. The curriculum is the same for on campus and online students.  

Offered On Campus

Enrollment is open to students admitted to the LLM degree program at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. In some cases, completion of the institute is a requirement for enrollment in our LLM degree program. 

Classes start in July. Instruction is scheduled Monday–Thursday, between 1–4 p.m. EDT. Classes are held at our law school. During your stay, you'll get to know Cleveland and its surrounding neighborhoods. 

Tuition is $2,800.00.  Apply by April 1 for the on campus program. Make the $500 enrollment deposit for the LLM degree program by May 1.  


For more information contact Liz Woyczynski, Director of Admissions and Students Services, Global Legal Studies at, 216.368.2083 (phone).