The International Legal English Certificate exam, better known by its initials ILEC or as the Cambridge English: Legal, is a high-level English proficiency qualification that was developed through a partnership between Cambridge ESOL, a part of the world-renowned University of Cambridge, and the TransLegal Group, a world leader in Legal English products and services. As the name implies, the ILEC exam is designed to demonstrate that candidates have the English language skills necessary for successful coursework and/or careers in international law. Accordingly, it is taken mainly by law students and practicing lawyers in pursuit of opportunities in an international legal environment. Many students take the exam as a certification of their English proficiency when they are applying to study law at English-language law schools or when they are seeking employment in an international legal context. Similarly, practicing lawyers use the certification when changing fields, seeking promotions, or learning English as part of a legal training program.