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The Vienna Model on Anglo-American Legal English is offering courses on Legal English and the English and American Law Systems in order to help legal and language professionals and students develop special legal language skills that will enable them to be successful in an ever-demanding international legal environment. This is a unique opportunity to focus systematically on this issue with a set of lectures/courses that will allow you to develop excellence in this field.
The global importance of the English and American legal systems is indisputable and increasing. More and more contracts in continental Europe are concluded on the basis of Anglo- American law or at least the Anglo-American legal tradition, with its completely different legal principles. Additionally, Anglo-American law also influences other areas of law and its enforcement. Furthermore, the dominance of Anglo-American legal language has become a basic prerequisite for competent legal counselling and negotiation.
The Vienna Model on Anglo-American Legal English is a comprehensive curriculum for becoming a highly skilled lawyer-linguist in Anglo- American Legal English, a new hybrid area of legal and language expertise.


Provide evidence for:


  1. good introductory knowledge of Anglo-American law as well as
  2. your own (German/Austrian) law and capability of
  3. expressing yourself in Anglo-American Legal English
The Vienna Legal Language Proficiency Certificate (Vienna LLP) is a comprehensive law and language diploma designed to become a benchmark for English legal language proficiency above all in the German-speaking world. The Vienna LLP provides legal professionals with a tool that will enable them to be more successful on the legal market and in the business world. The Vienna LLP is based on an unparalleled concept, combining a standardized method of teaching at the intersection of law and language with a high standard of objectivity. It is therefore highly recommended for legal practitioners, but also for interpreters and translators.
Candidates must demonstrate knowledge of a wide range of fields of law in the United States as well as in the United Kingdom and in Austria, and show their capabilities in correctly applying Anglo-American Legal English used to describe legal concepts in their German-speaking jurisdiction.


Depending on the situation the course may either be offered in hybrid form or online.

The US Legal System & The English and US Legal Language
The US Legal System & The English and US Legal Language
The US Legal System & The English and US Legal Language
Constitutional Law
Contract Law
Contract Law
Contract Law
Law on Business Organizations
Law on Business Organizations
Intellectual Property Law
Civil Procedure Law
ADR (focus on Arbitration)
Tort Law
Real Estate / Land Law
Labo(u)r Law
Family Law

number of participants: max. 30 persons
active class participation: 2 presentations per person
admission requirement: B2 level English
attendance fee: EUR 2,640 (incl. VAT)
- includes up to 17 course modules, 2 text books, examination fee for Vienna LLP (discounts available for members of sponsoring organizations)
information and registration:
Matthew Parry at

Academic Director

RA Prof. MMag. Franz J. Heidinger, LL.M. (Virginia) is a practicing lawyer and partner of the law firm Alix Frank Rechtsanwälte GmbH in Vienna, Austria, specializing in Austrian and cross-border contract and business law as well as arbitration. He is a lecturer at the Universities of Vienna and Graz Schools of Law and at various other academic institutions and professional associations. He has published several books in the field of English legal language.

Franz J. Heidinger is a court-appointed and certified interpreter for English and a shareholder of Translex Büro für juristische Fachübersetzungen GmbH. In 2016 he was elected Vice President of EULETA, the European Legal English Teachers‘ Association.


For further information and registration contact Matthew Parry at or use our contact form below:

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Total: EUR: 2,640.00