Spanish for Lawyers
Course Number: LAW 6930 Credits:
PREREQUISITES: SPN 3300 or SPN 3350, or an equivalent course approved by the instructor. Open to bilingual students.The course aims at increasing vocabulary through the reading of all manner of texts related to the law, ranging from newspaper coverage of legal issues to actual cases and literary masterpieces. The second goal is to help students get acquainted with the Latin American and Spanish legal systems, emphasizing their differences and similarities as compared to the legal system of the United States. Through lectures, written assignments, in-class exercises, and fieldwork, participants will practice a wide array of skills in Spanish, from reading and writing strategies to oral presentations of substantive legal issues. This class is taught in Spanish.