Spanish for Lawyers


Course Code:
LAW 7833
Law Mandatory P/R/F


(Formerly Law 629) The Spanish for Lawyers course offers students the opportunity to enhance existing Spanish communication skills in legal practice. The course will emphasize speaking and listening comprehension through in-class presentations and dialogue. Students may also be given conversation assignments to be completed outside of class. The course will introduce Spanish legal terminology in areas such as immigration, civil rights, criminal, employment, housing and family law. Students will learn how to apply these language skills as future legal practitioners interacting with clients who possess limited English proficiency. Native or fluent guest lecturers will expose students to legal terminology, concepts and dialects from various Spanish-speaking countries. The goal of the class is to enable students to, at a minimum, conduct intake interviews with a Spanish-speaking client without the assistance of an interpreter in a culturally competent fashion. Elements used in grading: Attendance, Class Participation, Written Assignments.

Current Offerings

2016-2017 Spring

Spanish for Lawyers LAW 7833 Section 01 Class #34989

  • 2 Units
  • Wed
  • Room: Law95

Past Offerings

2015-2016 Spring

Spanish for Lawyers LAW 629 Section 01 Class #46102

  • 3 Units
  • Enrollment Limitations: Consent 15
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