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As lawyers teaching lawyers, we speak the same language. The language of the law. Our team of specialists is here to help your law firm or legal department improve its work and professional services. Since 2006, we specialize in creating and curating customizable programs that are made to fit your needs.

In 2005, Stephanie Schantz began working as an American and British Law Lecturer at the University of Paris II – Assas. Having fallen in love with teaching, she decided she wanted to teach more and placed an advertisement in the Gazette du Palais to teach lawyers in Paris, France. Shortly after, she started receiving lawyers and jurists at her apartment to teach them about communicating in English. 

A year later, her clients asked her to create a company so that she could diversify her offerings. This marked a new beginning – Legal Lingua was officially formed in 2006 to offer high-quality legal English instruction to companies and law firms. 

Today Legal Lingua’s team is composed of native English-speaking lawyers. The team has adapted to working both on and offline due to the recent worldly events and has adapted their offer of services. Today, Legal Lingua offers a variety of courses, has a full team of native English-speaking lawyers/linguists, and is always ready to help you and your organization.

Our mission is to empower lawyers with practical and authentic legal English language instruction that will directly impact their ability to provide high-quality legal services in a global environment. To do so, we help lawyers perfect and polish their legal English one word at a time. We do this by offering the broadest range of personalized training taught by native English-speaking lawyers/linguists. We are the leader in teaching legal English and are ready to take on any challenge you might have.

Legal Lingua founder, Stephanie Schantz, is an American lawyer with over 10 years of experience in international corporate private practice. Inspired by her passion for law and education, Stephanie launched Legal Lingua in 2006 to provide a solution for non-native English speaking lawyers to polish and perfect their legal English.

Stephanie received her JD from the University of Wisconsin Law School and a BA in government from Franklin and Marshall College. Additionally, she studied at Sciences Po and La Sorbonne. Stephanie is a member of the California Bar Association. She served on the Board of Directors of the European Legal English Teachers Association (EULETA) from 2012-2014.

Stephanie has lectured on legal English, the British and American legal systems, US Business Law, International Business Law, Corporate Governance and Entrepreneurship a, Duke University Law School, NYU Law School, Sciences Po, SKEMA Business School and the University of Paris II (Pantheon -Assas).