Mar 28, 2023  
2020-2021 Law Catalog 
2020-2021 Law Catalog [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

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LAW 2984 - Spanish for Lawyers

This course provides students the opportunity to improve their personal and professional Spanish proficiency, so they can provide an effective legal representation to their future or current Spanish-speaking clients. Through the course, students will acquire the skills necessary to: conduct attorney-client interviews in Spanish; counsel Spanish-speaking clients living in the United States (monolingual and Spanglish speakers); and overcome the obstacles that prevent effective communication with Spanish-speaking clients in a legal setting (e.g. cultural differences, regional language usage, and legal systems variations). The course relies on extensive simulations, exercises and discussions through which students will strengthen their speaking and comprehension abilities. After completing the course, students will be familiarized with Spanish legal terminology in a variety of practice settings such as criminal and civil procedure, immigration, domestic relations, criminal law, and housing/landlord-tenant law.

Prerequisites & Notes
Students are required to have basic (conversational) Spanish language skills. Those with little to no background in the language should not enroll.

Credits: 2

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