Join a live video chat on Dec. 3 @ 5pm (EST) to learn more about the Online Legal Spanish Program. Learn more.
Dates: January 26 - April 10, 2015
Schedule of one-hour synchronous weekly sessions to be determined. There will be no class during spring break (March 8 - 15, 2015)
Deadline: January 5 , 2015
*Payment of a nonrefundable $200 deposit is due upon registration. Full payment is due by January 12, 2015. 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.
Registration for our fall 2015 in-person program will open soon.
Dates: September 3 - November 19, 2015
Every Wednesday, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Deadline: August 22, 2015
Regular Rate: $1,200
Alumni, Non-Profit, Government Rate - $900
*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.
Legal Languages Program Director
(202) 274-4314 or LegalSpanish@wcl.american.edu
Legal Spanish Programs
¿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 uno de los cursos de Español Jurídico en American University Washington College of Law. Estos cursos sobre derecho penal e inmigratorio te permitirán potenciar tus conocimientos idiomáticos, lo que favorecerá tu comunicación efectiva con abogados y clientes de habla hispana.
The Legal Spanish Programs at American University Washington College of Law introduce 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 U.S. Criminal Law and U.S. Immigration Law. Through lectures, written assignments, and oral 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 programs will be taught in Spanish.
Listening and Speaking Skills
With the aim of preparing participants for real world situations such as client meetings and conference calls, the Legal Spanish Programs incorporate exercises that focus on listening and speaking skills. Participants will give presentations and will engage in discussions and attorney-client meeting simulations.
Participants must be practicing lawyers, legal professionals, or law students with a high-intermediate to advanced level of Spanish proficiency. Participants are expected to actively participate in class exercises and complete homework assignments.
The instructors of the Legal Spanish Programs are Spanish and Latin American lawyers and teachers who have experience with international students.
If you have any questions about the program, please contact the Director, Catherine Schenker, at (202) 274-4314 or LegalSpanish@wcl.american.edu.
WCL’s in-person Legal Spanish Program presents Spanish terminology in context. It focuses on U.S. Criminal Law, U.S. Immigration Law, and cross-cultural communication and it is taught by specialists in each field. Participants will interact with professionals and broaden their knowledge of legal terminology and concepts in Spanish. This will help them communicate in Spanish both with clients and other attorneys.
Small class size ensures individual attention. Please see our sample syllabus to get a better idea of the course contents.
Certificate of Attendance
Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance upon successful completion of the in-person Legal Spanish Program.
ScheduleSessions will meet every Wednesday from September 3 to November 19, 2014. Class will be 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. Learn more about other CLE programs at www.wcl.american.edu/secle/cle.cfm.
WCL’s online Legal Spanish Program presents Spanish terminology in context. It focuses on U.S. Criminal Law, U.S. Immigration Law, and cross-cultural communication and it is taught by specialists in each field. Participants will interact with professionals online and broaden their knowledge of legal terminology and concepts in Spanish. This will help them communicate in Spanish both with clients and other attorneys.
What Makes This Program Different?
This online program—the only online legal Spanish program in the United States—provides participants with the flexibility and convenience of studying legal Spanish while maintaining their day-to-day responsibilities.
Certificate of Attendance
Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance upon successful completion of the Online Legal Spanish Program (successful completion is defined as at least 70% of all coursework).
The online program will have asynchronous and synchronous components. Participants will watch lectures and complete exercises in their own time. They will also meet online once a week at a specified time.
Legal Spanish Program
Washington College of Law, Room 345
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016