Legal Spanish Program

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Program Dates: September 3 - November 19, 2014

¿Hablas español pero se te dificulta hablar de temas jurídicos en español?

Ésta es tu oportunidad para mejorar tu comunicación en el idioma. Inscríbete en el curso de un semestre de Español Jurídico en American University Washington College of Law. Este curso sobre derecho penal e inmigratorio te permitirá potenciar tus conocimientos idiomáticos, lo que favorecerá tu comunicación efectiva con abogados y clientes de habla hispana.

Program Overview

The Legal Spanish Program at American University Washington College of Law introduces lawyers, legal professionals, and law students with a high-intermediate to advanced level of Spanish speaking skills to legal Spanish concepts and cross-cultural communication in the context of Criminal Law and Immigration Law. Through weekly lectures, written assignments, and in-class exercises, participants will practice a wide array of legal Spanish skills ranging from legal reading and writing strategies to oral presentation of substantive legal issues. The program will be taught in Spanish. Small class size ensures individual attention.

Listening and Speaking Skills

With the aim of preparing participants for real world situations such as client meetings and conference calls, the Legal Spanish Program incorporates exercises that focus on listening and speaking skills. Participants will give presentations and will engage in class discussions, attorney-client meeting simulations, and debates.

Legal Writing Skills

Writing exercises will focus on clear and accurate expression, effective legal style, and organization. Participants will draft short legal summaries, business letters, e-mails, and legal documents.

CLE Accreditation will be applied for upon request.

American University Washington College of Law is an accredited provider for VA and PA, with reciprocity for such states as NY, NJ, CA, and VT. The granting of accreditation for these and all other states will depend on individual state criteria and accreditation will be applied for as requested. Learn more about other CLE programs at www.wcl.american.edu/secle/cle.cfm.

Certificate of Attendance

Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance upon successful completion of the Legal Spanish Program.

Schedule

Sessions will meet every Wednesday from September 3 to November 19, 2014. Class will be from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.

Requirements

Participants must be practicing lawyers, legal professionals, or law students with a high-intermediate to advanced level of Spanish proficiency. Participants are expected to take part in class exercises and complete homework assignments.

Instructors

The instructors of the Legal Spanish Program are Spanish and Latin American lawyers and teachers who have experience with international students.

Questions

If you have any questions about the program, please contact the Director, Catherine Schenker, at (202) 274-4314 or LegalSpanish@wcl.american.edu.

 

Legal Spanish Program

Program Dates: September 3 - November 19, 2014
Class will meet every Wednesday, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.

CLE Accreditation will be applied for upon request.
American University Washington College of Law is an accredited provider for VA and PA, with reciprocity for such states as NY, NJ, CA, and VT. The granting of accreditation for these and all other states will depend on individual state criteria and accreditation will be applied for as requested.

Registration Deadline: August 18 , 2014

Cost:
Regular Rate - $1,200.00
Alumni, Non-Profit, Government Rate - $900.00

*Payment of a nonrefundable $200 deposit is due upon registration. Full payment is due by August 25, 2014. Payment can be made online by credit card, by personal check made out to American University, or by wire transfer. Please note that there is a $200.00 cancellation fee. Register now!

 

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Legal Spanish Program
Washington College of Law, Room 345
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016
USA

LegalSpanish@wcl.american.edu