Advance your international career in law

Cambridge English: Legal is based on realistic tasks of the kind you would expect to encounter in your daily working life. Studying for Cambridge English: Legal will help you improve your language skills and use them in a wide range of legal contexts.

Real-life language skills for the legal world

Cambridge English: Legal gives an in-depth assessment of your ability to operate in a legal context at levels B2 and C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) the internationally accepted system for describing language ability.

Preparing for Cambridge English: Legal gives you the skills:

  • to use English in practical situations
  • to participate in meetings and discussions of a legal nature
  • to express opinions clearly
  • to understand and to produce texts of various types, including legal correspondence and memoranda
  • prove your commitment to professional development.


Cambridge English: Legal covers all four language skills:   Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. Each test is based on   realistic texts, tasks and topics similar to those you would expect to   encounter when working as a lawyer.


Backed by the largest research programme of its kind, Cambridge   English exams provide the most reliable reflection of your language   skills.


Cambridge English exams cover all major varieties of English and are   designed to be fair to users of all nationalities and linguistic   backgrounds.

A Cambridge English qualification

Once you have earned a Cambridge English certificate, you hold one of the most valuable English qualifications in the world.

Exam overview

What's in the exam?

        (% of total)
(1 hour 15 minutes)
6 parts/54 questions25%Shows you can deal confidently with a wide variety of law-related texts.
(1 hour 15 minutes)
2 parts
        Part 1: letter
        (120180 words)
        Part 2:
        (200250 words)
25%Requires you to be able to write a letter in response to a letter that is provided, and a report covering specific points.
(40 minutes)
4 parts/30 questions25%Requires you to be able to follow and understand a range of spoken   materials including interviews, discussions, telephone conversations and   messages.
(16 minutes)
4 parts25%Tests your ability to communicate effectively in face-to-face situations in a legal context.