The best way to master Legal English is to use it at your job, ideally under the supervision of a native speaker or a very advanced lawyer from your own country. This way, you will be working on real legal tasks while getting your mistakes corrected by a competent supervisor.
However, to land such a job, you need a good starting level of Legal English. Assuming that your general English is at an intermediate level or higher, you should focus on expanding your legal vocabulary and on writing legal documents in English.
Here are some strategies that we find the most useful:
- Use the spaced-repetition technique to learn new words. Use a free, open-source app like Anki, and you will easily be learning 5–10 new words per day, every day.
- Practice writing on legal topics. Writing is much harder to master on your own than reading, and you will see the most progress after completing a supervised course. For example, we offer a four-week online contract-drafting course.
Use these strategies, along with other ways to learn Legal English, and you will soon land that dream international legal job.