World’s Oldest Publisher Launches Internet-Based Publishing for the Legal Community

March 11, 2009

CAMBRIDGE, England, BOSTON and STOCKHOLM, March 11 /PRNewswire/ –

Cambridge University Press Founded by Henry VIII in High-Tech Internet
Publishing Deal With Boston University and Swedish TransLegal

Cambridge University Press, the Boston University School of Law and the
Swedish language company, TransLegal, have launched the world’s first online
language training for the global legal community. The training is targeted to
a market of over 2 million lawyers around the world providing English
language training to lawyers and law students in an era when the rapid growth
of cross-border transactions and business is placing an ever-increasing
demand on the global legal community to communicate in English.

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“This cooperation is historic in that it brings together the expertise of
an over 400 year-old institution with a prestigious American university and
an entrepreneurial, web-based provider of language training in Stockholm,”
says Michael Lindner, President of TransLegal.

The Program for Legal English Academic Development (PLEAD) is a training
course for lawyers and law students who wish to improve their Legal English.
PLEAD is a “blended learning” course comprising an online course and the
world’s best-selling Legal English coursebook, International Legal English,
written by TransLegal and published by Cambridge University Press.

“From Asia to Europe to South America, over two million lawyers are
increasingly facing the challenge of drafting legal documents, negotiating
and practicing law in a foreign language – English,” continues Michael

The PLEAD course contains preparation materials for the Cambridge
International Legal English Certificate (ILEC)
(http://www.legalenglishtest.org), the world’s only
internationally-recognised test of Legal English.

On the market only a few months, the course is already being used by bar
associations in Sweden, France and Italy as well as law firms around the

About Cambridge University Press, Boston University and TransLegal

Founded by a royal charter granted to the University of Cambridge by King
Henry VIII in 1534, Cambridge University Press (http://www.cambridge.org) is
the oldest printer and publisher in the world, having been operating
continuously since 1584. Cambridge is one of the world’s largest and most
prestigious academic publishers in subjects from medicine and law to
literature and classics. Cambridge’s academic publishing includes around 200
journals and between 2,500 and 4,000 new books every single year and
Cambridge is one of the world’s leading publishers of English Language
Teaching materials with ELT publications sold to almost every country in the
world and promoted by representatives based in over 60 countries.

Boston University School of Law (www.bu.edu/law) is one of America’s
premier law schools. Ranked in the top 12 percent of U.S. law schools,
according to US News and World Report, and #1 in Teaching Quality, according
to Leiter Law School Rankings, BU Law has been home to distinguished leaders
in law and legal scholarship for over 135 years.

Founded in Stockholm, Sweden in 1989 by US and UK lawyers, TransLegal
(http://www.translegal.com) is the leading provider of English training
materials to the legal community with Legal English products and services
that are used by lawyers and law students in over 75 countries around the
world. From online courses recognized by bar associations for Continuing
Legal Education to the world’s best-selling Legal English coursebooks,
TransLegal prepares lawyers and law students for Cambridge ILEC, the only
internationally-recognised test of Legal English, created by the University
of Cambridge
ESOL Examinations in cooperation with TransLegal.

    For further information, please contact:

    Jonathan Bryce, TransLegal
    Phone: +46-8-791-8944


Cambridge University Press, the Boston University School of Law and TransLegal

Source: newswire

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