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207 sec. 1 - Spanish for Lawyers (Spring 2011)
Instructor: Stephen A. Rosenbaum (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Meeting Time: Tu 3:35-5:25
Meeting Location: 136
Course Start: January 11, 2011
Course Control Number (1Ls): 51191
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 51131
This is a one-unit class aimed at exposing students (who
have a working knowledge of spoken Spanish) to Spanish-language legal
concepts, terminology, settings and topics. The materials and
topics will be based on law and procedure in such areas as immigration,
criminal law, family law, welfare, civil rights and international human
rights. The class will also address ethical and practical considerations
in working with interpreters, attorney-client relations, cultural
competency and client education. Guests will include native speakers familiar with the above topics.
All readings and classroom presentations, simulations and discussions
will be in Spanish, with limited exceptions. Students will have the opportunity to practice, with a view toward being comfortable communicating with clients who are monolingual or dominant in Spanish.
Students will prepare a final project (oral and/or written presentation)
in lieu of an exam or paper.
The class will not meet *every* week and may adjourn earlier than 5:25
pm. The course will, however, satisfy Berkeley Law's requirements for one
unit. If questions, contact the instructor.
The instructor (Stephen Rosenbaum) is an experienced civil rights practitioner who is proficient in Spanish and has had a number of Spanish-speaking clients in different practice settings. He has taught skills and other courses at BerkeleyLaw since 1988. See Faculty Profiles/Adjunct Faculty on BerkeleyLaw website for more details.
This class assumes a "working knowledge" of Spanish through prior course work and/or experience. There is no formal test and students will have varying levels of proficiency. If uncertain about your eligibility, contact the instructor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Exam Notes: None
This is a credit only course
Special Notes: LE(16)
Course Category: General Courses
This course is cross-listed in the following categories:
Advocacy Skills Courses
Social Justice and Public Interest
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A reader will be used in this class.
Instructor has indicated that no books will be assigned.