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Spanish for Lawyers

Future Offerings

Spanish for Lawyers (7833): The goal of Spanish for Lawyers is to offer students an opportunity to enhance existing Spanish communication skills in legal practice through simulated in class exercises with a focus on cultural humility and trauma-informed interviewing skills. The course will introduce Spanish legal terminology in areas such as immigration, criminal law, employment law, housing law, family law, and corporate law. With an emphasis on speaking and listening comprehension through in-class partner activities and dialogue, the class will teach students how to interact with clients who possess limited English proficiency. Students will also be given homework assignments, including grammar exercises, to help better their command of the Spanish language. Class instruction will take place predominantly in the Spanish language. The course is designed to be beneficial for students with varying levels of Spanish language ability, up to and including students who are native speakers of Spanish. The level of difficulty of the course presupposes that students have an intermediate level of Spanish, which includes an understanding of the essentials of Spanish grammar and ability to engage in intermediate conversation. Elements used in grading are attendance, class participation, and written assignments.

Sections

Spanish for Lawyers | LAW 7833 Section 01 Class #1125

  • 2 Units
  • Grading: Law Mandatory P/R/F
  • Learning Outcomes Addressed:
    • LO5 - Ability to Communicate Orally
    • LO7 - Professional Skills
  • Course Category:
    • Miscellaneous Practice-Skills

  • 2022-2023 Spring ( )
  • Thu

Past Offerings

Spanish for Lawyers (7833): The Spanish for Lawyers course offers students the opportunity to enhance existing Spanish communication skills in legal practice. The goal of the class is to offer students an opportunity to practice their Spanish in a simulated legal setting and to learn cultural humility and trauma-informed interviewing skills. The course will introduce Spanish legal terminology in areas such as immigration, criminal law, employment law, housing law, family law, and corporate law. With an emphasis on speaking and listening comprehension through in-class partner activities and dialogue, the class will teach students how to interact with clients who possess limited English proficiency. Students will also be given homework assignments, including grammar exercises, to help master the Spanish language. Class instruction will take place predominantly in the Spanish language. The course is designed to be beneficial for students with varying levels of Spanish language ability, up to and including students who are native speakers of Spanish. The level of difficulty of the course presupposes that students have an intermediate level of Spanish, which includes an understanding of the essentials of Spanish grammar and ability to engage in intermediate conversation. Elements used in grading are attendance, class participation, and written assignments.

Sections

Spanish for Lawyers | LAW 7833 Section 01 Class #1117

  • 2 Units
  • Grading: Law Mandatory P/R/F
  • 2021-2022 Spring
    Schedule No Longer Available
  • Learning Outcomes Addressed:
    • LO5 - Ability to Communicate Orally
    • LO7 - Professional Skills
  • Course Category:
    • Miscellaneous Practice-Skills

  • 2021-2022 Spring
    Schedule No Longer Available

Spanish for Lawyers (7833): The Spanish for Lawyers course offers students the opportunity to enhance existing Spanish communication skills in legal practice. The goal of the class is to offer students an opportunity to practice their Spanish in a simulated legal setting and to learn about cultural humility and trauma-informed interviewing. The course will introduce Spanish legal terminology in areas such as immigration, criminal, employment, housing, family law, corporate law, and politics. With an emphasis on speaking and listening comprehension through in-class partner activities and dialogue, the class will teach students how to interact with clients who possess limited English proficiency. Students will also be given homework assignments, including grammar exercises, to assist students with Spanish mastery. Class instruction will take place predominantly in the Spanish language. The course is designed to be beneficial for students with varying levels of Spanish language ability, up to and including students who are native speakers of Spanish. The level of difficulty of the course presupposes that students already have an intermediate level of Spanish, which includes familiarity with the essentials of Spanish grammar and ability to engage in intermediate verbal communication. Elements used in grading: Attendance, Class Participation, Written Assignments.

Sections

Spanish for Lawyers | LAW 7833 Section 01 Class #1131

  • 2 Units
  • Grading: Law Mandatory P/R/F
  • 2020-2021 Spring
    Schedule No Longer Available
  • Learning Outcomes Addressed:
    • LO5 - Ability to Communicate Orally
    • LO7 - Professional Skills
  • Course Category:
    • Miscellaneous Practice-Skills

  • 2020-2021 Spring
    Schedule No Longer Available
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