Legal Spanish for US Lawyers | L4424

This course will prepare students with basic Spanish proficiency to represent Spanish speaking clients in the U.S. legal system or to work in Spanish on transnational matters involving Latin America. The course will combine one-on-one Spanish immersion instruction with a structured group classroom component. The Spanish immersion component will aim to introduce and build on each student's legal Spanish vocabulary in areas of law likely to require lawyering in Spanish or in areas identified as priorities by the student. The structured classroom component will allow students to practice skills in Spanish, such as client interviewing, intake, and client counseling through simulations and group exercises. Students will also be introduced to inter-cultural lawyering experiences by participating in field trips to legal institutions in Guatemala and in other law-related Spanish programs as part of the Inter-American Summer program. Students must have studied at least two-years of Spanish or the equivalent, such as growing up hearing Spanish or studying Spanish and/or living in a Spanish speaking country.

Prerequisites: None
Credit Hours: 2
ULW: This course does not satisfy the Upper Level Writing requirement (ULW)

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