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Spanish For Lawyers

The Spanish and Cultural Competency for Lawyers course offers an opportunity for students to enhance their existing Spanish communication skills in legal practice. The course will cover specific Spanish vocabulary necessary to communicate in a variety of legal settings from direct client representation in administrative and judicial proceedings to community education and policy reform efforts. The course will also provide exposure to the linguistic and cultural diversity of Latino communities and improve cultural competency for client interaction and communication. The course will emphasize speaking and listening skills, however, students will also be responsible for reading and writing assignments. Student Eligibility: Students must already have basic proficiency in Spanish. The goal of the class is to strengthen existing Spanish language skills. The class is aimed at learning Spanish legal vocabulary and developing culturally competent communication skills. To verify basic Spanish proficiency, the instructor may seek to speak with students by phone prior to admitting them.