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Rebecca van Es

Main fields of work and professional interests

  • Legal English courses
  • Comparing legal systems and laws
  • Bringing legal language alive by using real-life cases as well as film and television
  • Supporting group and independent learning
  • Facilitating discussion and encouraging critical thinking


  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology and English literature, University of Cape Town, 2000
  • Bachelor’s degree in law, University of Cape Town, 2005
  • Qualified as an attorney, Western Cape, South Africa, 2007
  • Master’s degree in law (focus on international human rights and anti-discrimination), New York University, 2010
  • Teaching legal English since 2009, since 2012 at the University of Potsdam
  • Trained as a mediator, Berlin, 2018


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