Spanish for Lawyers | L4553

This course is in beginning Spanish with an emphasis on the development of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. The focus is on creating conversational exchanges about selected topics and situations in the present and future tenses. Students will practice oral communication skills needed to converse with Spanish-speaking clients, using basic legal terminology. The customs and culture of Spanish-speaking people will also be examined with the aid of video programs, CDs and readings. Topics: Greetings, spelling names and addresses, personal descriptions, numbers, coordinating meetings (times, driving directions), family members, housing arrangements and meals, Grammatical structures, present and future tenses of verbs, ser and estar, possessive adjectives, commands, por and para and direct object pronouns. Legal Topics: intake, phone etiquette, interview, fees, and confidentiality.

Prerequisites: None
Credit Hours: 3
ULW: This course does not satisfy the Upper Level Writing requirement (ULW)


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