job: English as a Second Language (ESL) Fellow – Graduate Legal Writing Program


English as a Second Language (ESL) Fellow – Graduate Legal Writing Program

In 2012, about 245 foreign LL.M. and S.J.D. students came to study at Georgetown from 70 different countries.  Georgetown Law’s Graduate Legal Writing Program offers a wide range of classes and workshops to help our foreign LL.M. and S.J.D students refine their abilities to communicate in English about the law.  The Two-Year LL.M. with a Certificate in Legal English  offers a full two-semester curriculum for students who want to focus on improving their Legal English language skills before entering the regular LL.M. Program.

The ESL Fellow teaches advanced academic English to foreign lawyer working on post-graduate law degrees, and with international J.D. students if assigned. The ESL Fellow, reporting to the Program Director, has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Assists in administering the programs of the Language Center.
  • Facilitates small group and tutorial work.
  • Carries out individual tutorial work.
  • Teaches in the Summer Legal English Program.
  • Assists with teaching in the Two-Year LLM Program.


  • J.D. degree and/or Ph.D. in the field of applied linguistics, English as a second language, cross-cultural communication or a similar area
  • At least 3 years – preferably 5 years – of 5 of experience teaching English to international graduate students
  • Preference for aspiration to expand his/her teaching repertoire to include ESP in academic English and cross-cultural communication in a legal context
  • Preference for experience in legal research & writing experience and/or experience teaching academic English to foreign students, as well as an interest in working with foreign lawyers
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