Spanish for Lawyers

Course Information

Registration Information

Meeting Times

Day Time Location
WED 6:00 - 6:50 pm TNH 3.126

Evaluation Method

Type Date Time Location
Final May 13, 2015 1:30 pm A-Z in 2.139


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.

Textbooks ( * denotes required )

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


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