Institution: University of California San Diego

8-week program
• 25 hours per week
• Advanced levels only (ELI core levels 108-110), as determined by the UCSD-ELI placement tests.

Required Advanced Legal English course includes the following topics:

  • An introduction to or a review of the U.S. legal system
  • The court system and trial procedures
  • Landmark cases
  • Social/cultural trends that affect the law
  • Required grammar class
  • Elective classes may include: Advanced Case Studies in Business, Academic Writing, Business
    Presentation Skills, Business Reading and Discussion, Conversation, Idioms for Business, Negotiations and Debate, Oral Presentations, Vocabulary for Business and Finance, and Test preparation: TOEFL, IELTS, or TOEIC

The required ILE course is taught by highly skilled English instructors with a keen interest in law and a master’s in linguistics, TEFL, or related field. The program also includes guest lectures by legal scholars and practicing attorneys, excursions to the courthouse, and directed studies in law.

This program provides relevant preparation for the LLM degree programs or your practice of law. Students who complete this program with strong grades and references from all ELI instructors may be eligible for conditional admission to California Western School of Law, the University of San Diego School of Law, or Thomas Jefferson School of Law.



4 weeks 11 weeks additional nights
Placement Fee $200 $200 $200 $200
Private Room (incl. breakfast and dinner) $900 $2,475 $35 per night
Rent a Room (no meals included) $800 $2,200 $35 per nigh

Airport pick-up fee of $60 and a drop-off fee of $40. If a student breaks current contract with homestay agency he/she has to pay $250 penalty.

Near campus apartment

4 weeks
Shared Bedroom $925
Private Bedroom $1,525

All prices are per person for shared rooms (two people to a room, four to an apartment) and private bedrooms

A non-refundable $250 placement fee is required to reserve your space. The rest of your fees are due on or prior to arrival.

On-campus apartment

July 4-week August 4-week
Move-in Jul-01 Jul-29
Move-out Jul-28 Aug-25
Shared bedroom $1,620 $1,890
Private bedroom $1,890 $2,160

Includes three meals per day at assigned campus cafeterias.

Space is limited. Early reservations are important. Full payment is due at the time of submitting the reservation and should be paid by credit card. Other payment methods will delay or lose the reservation guarantee. No reservations will be made without full payment.

Refunds: There are no refunds for on-campus housing if a cancellation is made within 14 business days of the published move-in date. However, if you cancel on-campus accommodation MORE THAN 14 business days before the published move-in date, you will receive a full refund minus $1,000.


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Admission Requirements

Students with advanced level of English

Available departures

Unfortunately, no places are available on this program at the moment

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