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Law in Spanish

NOTE: This course description is new for the 2017-2018 academic year. You may read the prior course description immediately below the new one. 

2017-2018

This class is for students who are already fluent enough to do assigned readings and engage in class activities in Spanish. For this reason, during the first week of class the professor will make certain that each student has the ability to participate at the required level.

The class will be organized around four simulations constructed to give class members practice in communicating with and representing Spanish-speaking clients who speak little or no English. The class will meet for one hour each week. In each module, the class will prepare for the simulation in the first week, engage in the simulation the second week, and engage in feedback during the third week. There will be reading assignments and other preparatory activities outside of class. While each semester necessarily has a topical focus, the class is not meant to teach the substance of that area of law, and students will be able to participate successfully without having previously taken a course in that area.

This seminar is offered on a pass/fail basis, based on class participation. There will be no exam or paper, and for that reason there will be a very strict attendance policy.

NOTE: This course description is new for the 2015-2016 academic year. You may read the prior course description immediately below the new one. 

2015-2016

This class is for students who are already fluent enough to do assigned readings and engage in class activities in Spanish. For this reason, during the first week of class the professor will make certain that each student has the ability to participate at the required level.

The class will be organized around four simulations constructed to give class members practice in communicating with and representing Spanish-speaking clients who speak little or no English. The class will meet for one hour each week. In each module, the class will prepare for the simulation in the first week, engage in the simulation the second week, and engage in feedback during the third week. There will be reading assignments and other preparatory activities outside of class. While each semester necessarily has a topical focus, the class is not meant to teach the substance of that area of law, and students will be able to participate successfully without having previously taken a course in that area.

This seminar is offered on a pass/fail basis, based on class participation. There will be no exam or paper, and for that reason there will be a very strict attendance policy. A student can register for both fall and spring semesters.

Fall 2015: Family Law – Professor Sandra Naranjo

Spring 2016: Immigration Law – Professor Chris Anders

NOTE: The below course description applies to the 2013-2014 academic year.

2013-2014

Seminario: Derecho en Español        

A los estudiantes de habla española, esta clase les enseñará el vocabulario y los conceptos legales en español.  La clase utilizará el libro Español Para Abogados (Foundation Press), y la clase se impartirá totalmente en español. Es por ello que durante  la primera semana de la clase la profesora comprobará que cada estudiante tenga la capacidad de participar al nivel requerido.

La clase se reunirá una hora a la semana para discutir las lecturas asignadas. Cada estudiante será responsable de preparar preguntas acerca de la lectura y se espera participe en la discusión durante la clase. Además de esto, cada estudiante estará a cargo de conducir la la clase por un período de 30 minutos, en al menos una ocasión.

Este seminario se ofrece “pass/fail,” basado en la participación del estudiante. No habrá ni examen ni trabajo de investigación y por esta razón habrá una política rigurosa de asistencia regular.

Se permite al estudiante tomar el clase los dos semestres. Este seminario no satisface el “seminar requirement” para graduarse de esta escuela de derecho.

Law in Spanish Seminar          1 credit

This class will teach Spanish legal vocabulary and concepts to students who already speak Spanish. The class will use the book Spanish for Lawyers (Foundation Press), and the class will be conducted entirely in Spanish.  For this reason, during the first week of class the professor will make certain that each student has the ability to participate at the required level.

The class will meet for one hour each week to discuss assigned readings.  Each student will be responsible to prepare questions about the reading and to participate in class discussion.  In addition, each student will be in charge of conducting the class for 30 minutes at least once during the semester.

This seminar is offered on a pass/fail basis, based on class participation.  There will be no exam or paper, and for that reason there will be a very strict attendance policy.

A student can register for both fall and spring semesters. This seminar does not satisfy the seminar requirement for graduation.