The Center for American Studies would like to invite you to participate in an intensive 3-hour Practical Legal English course on Criminal Law with an American attorney and law professor, Shawn Bayern (alumnus of Yale and Berkeley).

Legal English is indispensable for modern lawyers. Knowing it allows you to gain new clients and represent them more effectively in international legal proceedings, and become more effective when dealing with foreign contractors, business partners, and employees. 

If you are tired of boring Legal English courses devoid of any real legal context taught by non-lawyers "cramming" dry textbook formulas into your head, you are in the right place! 

The course takes place on Thursday, June 20, 2024,  on the intuitive Zoom platform.

You will finish the course equipped with:

Knowledge of basic and advanced Criminal Law terminology; 

Useful legal phrases that can be applied in real-life every-day practice;

Understanding a variety of contexts in which Criminal Law terminology is used;

✓ Ability to analyze complex legal documents (pleadings, briefs, contracts, and many others); 

Increased fluency and confidence in the use of written and verbal legal English;

Set of skills necessary to pass the TOLES exam (The Test of Legal English Skills).


Shawn Bayern
Shawn Bayern

Professor Shawn Bayern is an American lawyer and alumnus of Yale University (B.S.) and University of California at Berkeley (J.D.). He specializes in contracts, torts, and business law.

Prof. Bayern authored and co-authored several books, including “The Analytical Failures of Law and Economics” (Cambridge University Press, 2023); “Autonomous Organizations” (Cambridge University Press, 2021), “Principles and Possibilities in Common Law” (West Academic, 2023) and, with Mel Eisenberg of Berkeley Law, the “Gilbert Law Summary on Contracts” (West Academic, 15th ed. 2021).

Prof. Bayern is an elected member of the American Law Institute and serves as adviser to two prestigious commentaries: “Restatement (Third) of Torts: Miscellaneous Provisions” and the “Restatement (Third) of Torts: Medical Malpractice”.

Before joining FSU Law, Prof. Bayern was a visiting professor at Duke, Berkeley and Northwestern’s law schools. He was editor-in-chief of the prestigious California Law Review. He also worked at Covington & Burling, a Washington law firm.

Before his legal career, Professor Bayern worked in computing research, served on groups responsible for developing programming languages, and wrote several books and articles about computer programming. Notably, he also created the Central Authentication Service (CAS), a software framework for computer security that has been adopted by many universities.

The course is taught fully in English. The instructor will make all efforts to make the course understandable and intuitive for non-native English speakers. All doubts and difficult terms will be explained in real-time during the course.

All of our courses are certified.


You will be awarded an official digital certificate signed by the Center For American Studies' President and – in case of your completion of the full cycle of minimum 4 out of 5 number of Legal English courses – Diploma in Practical Legal English confirming your participation in a full study program lasting 17 hours. 


You may then print the certificate/diploma at home, use it to apply for various academic positions, or simply post it to your LinkedIn or other professional channels.


The certificate/diploma contains the number of training hours and may be used to fulfill your duty of professional development mandated by your bar association, trade chamber, or employer.

The fee can be made directly to our bank account in EUR:

Center for American & European Studies

PL05 2530 0008 2022 1070 0570 0002 




Title of the transfer: Criminal Law course

[Pick the OUR option for transfer charges. You are responsible for the wire transfer costs (if any occur)].

Please send all of your questions to the Course Coordinator, Ms. Fatma Mejri, [email protected]

Ms. Mejri will be more than happy to help. See you online!


19.06.2024 – final deadline

129.00 EUR 2nd enrollment pool until 17.06.2024
159.00 EUR 3rd enrollment pool until 19.06.2024

Don’t wait. The number of spots is limited!

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