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ILEC (The International Legal English Certificate) is a high-level qualification that will help you demonstrate that you have the language skills required for a successful career in international law.

Is Cambridge ILEC for you?
Cambridge ILEC was created to meet the needs of both employers and legal specialists. It is also suitable for law students intending to take courses with significant English language content — either in their own country or abroad. If you have a good working knowledge of English and want to develop this knowledge for use in a legal environment, Cambridge ILEC might be the right exam for you.

The International Legal English Certificate (Cambridge ILEC) assesses English language ability at Levels B2 (Upper-Intermediate) and C1 (Advanced) of the Common European Framework (CEFR)— an internationally recognised framework which Cambridge ESOL helped to develop.

The exam consists of four separate sections testing reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.

Together, they last just under 3.5 hours in total, not including breaks.

The Speaking test is conducted face-to-face by Cambridge ESOL Oral Examiners.

Cambridge ILEC is based on realistic tasks and topics that legal practitioners might expect to encounter in their daily working lives.

Test results are normally reported approximately six weeks after the test date. A range of passing and failing grades distinguishes the quality of performance in the exam.

The passing grades are B2 Pass, C1 Pass, and C1 Pass with Merit.

All candidates receive a Statement of Results showing their overall grade and their performance on each of the four papers. Candidates who achieve a passing grade will also receive a certificate awarded by the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations.

Exam Dates and Fees

How to register for Exams

ILEC Preparation Courses