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207 sec. 2 - Spanish for Lawyers (Spring 2012)

Instructor: Patricia Salazar  
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Units: 1
Meeting Time: W 4:00-5:15
Meeting Location: 244

Course Start: January 11, 2012
Course End: March 14, 2012
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49484


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 instructor (Patricia Salazar) is an experienced practitioner who is proficient in Spanish. As Legal Services Director of Centro Legal de la Raza, she has had a number of Spanish-speaking clients in the areas of housing and employment law and continues to work with underrepresented communities living in the East Bay. She also taught Spanish for Lawyers last year. Ms. Salazar earned her JD from UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) and her Masters degree in Public Policy from UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy.

Exam Notes: None
This is a credit only course
Course Category: General Courses
This course is cross-listed in the following categories:
Social Justice and Public Interest

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