Law is a profession that requires the ability to read critically, write well, synthesize sources from research, and speak concisely and clearly.American Legal Englishwas developed to help non-native speakers improve their ability to understand and communicate in English with their legal counterparts around the world. The text is an introduction to basic legal information and the U.S. legal system that addresses the major areas of law and provides actual cases and statutes so that students can become familiar with legal syntax and legal vocabulary. Each chapter addresses a particular area of the law and has three parts: Discovering Connectionsis a warm-up activity that focuses on non-legal concepts that lead into a discussion of the law. Legal ListeningandLegally Speakingoffer the opportunity to practice new vocabulary terms before they are used in context later in the chapter. Legal Thumbnailprovides a simplified summary of the law with actual statutory and case materials. In the second edition, the language development activities have been moved to the back of the book and are organized in the categories of writing, reading, oral communication, grammar, and culture. An audio CD (978-0-472-00325-9) is available for use in conjunction with this textbook.Hall, Charles is the author of 'American Legal English, Second Edition', published 2007 under ISBN 9780472032068 and ISBN 0472032062.