Spanish for Lawyers II | L4554

This course is the second of a two part series 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 past 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: Daily routine, the concept of time, shopping, sports and pastimes, holidays and traditions, transportation and travel. Grammatical structures: past tenses, uses of ser and estar, reflexive verbs, double object pronouns, verbs like gustar. Legal Topics: interviewing client (divorce, robbery, domestic violence, and traffic accident) Explaining civil and criminal court proceedings.

Prerequisites: L4553 Spanish for Lawyers I
Credit Hours: 3
ULW: This course does not satisfy the Upper Level Writing requirement (ULW)

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