Litigation Skills in a Bilingual World | L47xx

This class will present an opportunity for students to acquire skills that will be of use to them when litigating cases involving monolingual Spanish-speaking parties. They will learn how to prepare Spanish-speaking witnesses with little or no experience in the U.S. court system. Additionally, students will be exposed to evidentiary, immigration, translation and ethical issues that may arise in trials involving such witnesses. All materials for the course will be provided by the Professor and will include actual cases, rules of ethics, the Federal Rules of Evidence and other materials dealing with the preparation of Spanish-speaking witnesses and actual trials. Students will participate in mock witness preparation sessions and trials. Students with basic proficiency in Spanish may enroll in this class.

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

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