Law 792:  Spanish for Lawyers

The Spanish for Lawyers course offers students the opportunity to enhance existing Spanish communication skills in legal practice. The class will cover a broad range of legal contexts, while building students practical legal terminology and written and oral communication skills. The course will introduce Spanish legal terminology in areas such as immigration, labor and employment and family law. Students will learn how to apply these language skills interacting with Spanish dominant clients and communities. This course will emphasize speaking and listening comprehension through in-class presentations and dialogue. Students will also be given written assignments.

Class instruction will take place in English and Spanish. The course is designed to be beneficial for students with varying levels of Spanish language ability, up to and including students who are native speakers of Spanish. The level of difficulty of the course presupposes that students already have an intermediate level of Spanish, which includes familiarity with the essentials of Spanish grammar and ability to engage in intermediate verbal communication.

Sequence and Prerequisites: None

Evaluation: Attendance, class participation, and written assignments.

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