Spanish for Lawyers

This course aims to familiarize students with Spanish-language legal concepts and terminology and to better prepare them for the use of Spanish in the practice of law. It is designed for students who are proficient in Spanish, but have limited exposure to its use in legal settings. The course will include lectures, readings, and written exercises, primarily in Spanish. The course size is limited to allow students ample opportunities to participate in classroom discussions and exercises, with an eye toward being comfortable communicating with clients or third parties in professional settings. The course will cover general concepts relating to the civil law tradition, as well as specific areas of law, including employment law, immigration law, civil procedure, M&A, and others.

Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Wednesday 6:00 - 6:50 pm TNH 3.126
Exam Type Date Time Alpha Range Room
Final 5/13/15 1:30 pm A-Z
2.139

Additional Information

Course Type
Grading Method
Pass/Fail Allowed

Textbooks

  • El derecho en espaÃ�±ol - Katia Fach GÃ�³mez
      University of Texas Press , edition: 1
      ISBN: 978-0-292-75653-3   (required)
  • The Civil Law Tradition - John Henry Merryman
      Stanford Univ. Press , edition: 3
      ISBN: 0-8047-5569-8   (required)
  • Spanish for Attorneys and Paralegals - William Harvey
      Barron's Educational Series , edition: 1
      ISBN: 978-0764196119   (optional)