Categories: Law Practice Skills

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Course Data

Room Remotely delivered: synchronously
M 7:30pm-9:30pm

Pass/Fail: Yes

Course Description

Spanish for Lawyers is intended to aid fluent or highly proficient Spanish speakers to develop vocabularies and methods to facilitate more effective attorney communications with Spanish-speaking clients who possess limited English proficiency. This course is not intended for Law students with beginning or intermediate Spanish language skills. The course is appropriate for Law students whose Spanish proficiency is high (can speak and understand at an advanced level, even if not fluent). The instructor, Adjunct Professor Cynthia Herber, is an attorney and Certified Spanish Interpreter for US Federal Courts and, formerly, for the Wisconsin Supreme Court; she was previously in private practice in Milwaukee. The course will introduce Spanish legal terminology in such areas as immigration law, criminal law, employment law, family law, and housing. The emphasis will be on speaking and listening comprehension. Students will also be given homework assignments, including grammar exercises, to assist students with Spanish mastery. Class instruction will take place primarily in the Spanish language. The 2-credit, remotely-delivered, course will be graded on a mandatory pass-fail basis.

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