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Programs at University of California San Diego Extension International Programs

Program description

Legal English for Business

Students and professionals who are studying or working in the business or law fields and are interested in improving their English through the study of business law topics would benefit from this program. This course will focus on developing skills for various business law scenarios and mastering legal and business vocabulary for effective oral and written communication. Students with a high-intermediate or advanced level of English proficiency are welcome to take this course. English proficiency is determined during orientation at the time the student arrives at UC San Diego English Language Institute (ELI). Students who do not obtain the required English level for this program will take Conversation and Fluency (beginner, low-intermediate, and intermediate levels).

If you plan to come to the U.S. mainly for tourism, but you also want to improve your English, you can apply to this 4-week program with reduced weekly hours. Instead of 20 hours of instruction per week, you will have 15 hours per week.

Admission requirements

High-intermediate to advanced levels of English proficiency


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Program content

Program Topics:

  • Company Law
  • Contracts and Contract Formation
  • Real Property Law
  • Transnational Commercial Law
  • Consumer Protection
  • Intellectual Property
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Competition Law

This program includes a visit to a courthouse to observe a public hearing or trial and expert guest speakers on selected areas of business law. Guest speaker dates vary according to availability.

In the 15-hour/week part-time Legal English for Business schedule, not all listed topics will be covered and some projects will be omitted.

Tuition fees

  • 2020 Tuition: $2,300 (20 hours per week / 80 hours total)
  • 2020 Tuition: $2,050 (15 hours per week / 60 hours total)

About this institute

University of California San Diego Extension International Programs

The University of California San Diego Extension International Programs offers short-term and intensive English language programs, free mover programs, professional certificates, and summer youth programs. Study in sunny Southern California at one of the top universities in the world, and...


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