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Spanish for Public Interest Lawyers is a non-credit class that offers HLS students the opportunity to learn Spanish language skills in a legal context, emphasizing language most commonly used in civil and criminal legal services practice.
The class will strengthen existing Spanish speaking and comprehension abilities and teach Spanish legal vocabulary to students involved in public interest practice. Some grammar will be reviewed while introducing students to general legal Spanish vocabulary, and then the class will progress to the legal vocabulary of specific substantive areas (e.g. immigration, human rights, civil procedure, etc.). Through this class, students can develop stronger attorney-client relations by improving communication with Spanish-speaking clients and enhancing cultural knowledge of the Latino community.
Students in clinics, particularly those working directly with Spanish-speaking clients or who are interested in working more with this client population, are encouraged to participate.
There are still a few spaces left in the fall class! Classes will meet on Wednesdays from 5pm-7pm in the fall semester. The first class is on Wednesday, September 30. Enrollment is limited to 20 HLS students. To sign up, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information, and we will confirm if you attain a spot in the class:
If you have any questions about the content of the class, you are welcome contact the instructor, Carlos Vasconsellos (email@example.com)
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