The Lawyering in Spanish strives to meet the following goals:

  • Educate lawyers who command the laws, legal terminology, language and culture of other nations
  • Train students to be effective, competent and ethical practitioners who can handle client matters in intercultural and cross-linguistic situations
  • Incorporate a second language into an in-depth analysis of the ethical dilemmas and moral responsibilities of global lawyers
  • Prepare law students for practicing law in a trans-national market

Through its goals, the Lawyering In Spanish Program provides the following benefits:

  • Prepares students to work with clients from different backgrounds, from monolingual immigrants to multi-national corporations and foreign governments
  • Allows students to position themselves as experts in the law, language and culture of other countries
  • Provides students with hands-on experience doing legal work in Spanish
  • Assists students in building relations with a wide variety of Spanish-speaking professionals, including practicing attorneys, business executives, consulate representatives and members of the local and national Latino communities