The lawyer-linguist has multilingual legal skills, particularly in international and comparative law, and intercultural skills in at least two working languages, both written and spoken. He/she is required to work in various structures and legal functions. His/her expertise enables him/her to use and transpose legal concepts among different legal cultures and in several languages. Furthermore, he/she is able to understand and analyze the contemporary challenges of the legal world.
What is his/her main know-how?
- Knowledge of French and foreign law
- Mastery of several languages in a legal context
- Ability to analyze and summarize in several languages
- Legal translation
What are his/her main soft skills?
Lawyers may be faced with stressful situations and a heavy workload. To cope with this, he/she must show stamina and composure. He/she must also have strong adaptability, efficiency and speed in order to carry out his/her tasks within the given deadlines.
- Listening skills
In the course of his/her duties, the lawyer-linguist interacts with a number of players, whether clients, employees, companies or organizations. Working in a team is part of his/her daily routine: he/she must therefore be attentive to others with good listening skills.
The legal profession requites precision and discipline as essential qualities. Good organization is also very useful.
Lawyers may be required to work in a variety of environments, within international law firms, international companies, international organizations, or state or international jurisdictions. Within these structures, he/she may be assigned to different departments and be in contact with a variety of people, depending on his/her field of specialization.
Salary range for the first job: remuneration may consist of a fixed salary, commissions or negotiated fees.
What training to become a legal linguist?
ISIT offers students interested in the profession of lawyer working in an international and multilingual context the opportunity to train for our Master’s degree for lawyer-linguists.