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Spanish and Bilingual Communication in Law Practice*

Course Abbreviation: 
SKILS 997A Spring 2014
Credit Only: N Anon Gr: Y

Designed for students who want to improve their ability to understand and communicate with native Spanish-speaking colleagues and clients in a legal setting. Includes practical reading, speaking, and writing exercises using real documents from Spanish-speaking courts, practicing attorneys, and statutory law. Also encompasses an introduction to research resources, citation norms, and other tools related to practicing law in Spanish, and will include discussions of regional variations in law and language in the Spanish legal world and the ethics and responsibilities of non-native speakers practicing law in Spanish. Guest speakers or other contact with native Spanish-speaking attorneys and/or judges may also be scheduled. Students will meet with the professor for a short one-on-one discussion in Spanish at least once during the semester.

*Special topic course

Faculty approval required