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Spanish for Lawyers Across Latin American Legal Systems
J.D. Course 259 | 2 credit hours
The course provides an introduction to Spanish legal vocabulary. It has two primary goals. The first is to help students develop basic skills in reading, understanding and writing legal documents (acts, codes, statues, contracts, etc.) in Spanish. The course will help students work
on these skills in several different practice contexts: assisting Spanish-speaking clients, writing memos in Spanish for law firms, corporations, governments or international organizations. The second goal is to help students understand the Latin American and Spanish legal systems, political framework and related cultural contexts.
Students may not receive credit for both this course and the Week One course, Spanish for Lawyers or the 1 credit version of this course by the same name.
This course is mandatory pass/fail and the credits count toward the 7 credit pass/fail limit. THIS COURSE REQUIRES PROFESSOR PERMISSION TO ENROLL. Interested students should contact Professor Gastelumendi (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) to submit their resume, contact information, and a statement explaining their interest in the course and their Spanish language skills by 5:00 p.m. on November 4, 2011.