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207 sec. 001 - Representing Spanish-Speaking Clients: Language, Culture, and Emotional Intelligence (Spring 2020)

Instructor: Fernando Flores  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
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Units: 1

Due to COVID-19, law school classes were graded as credit/no pass in spring 2020.


    Tu 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
    Location: Law 12
    On 2020-01-14

    Tu 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
    Location: Law 12
    On 2020-01-28

    Tu 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
    Location: Law 12
    On 2020-02-11

    Tu 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
    Location: Law 12
    On 2020-03-03

    Tu 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
    Location: Law 12
    On 2020-03-17

    Tu 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
    Location: Law 12
    On 2020-03-31

    Tu 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
    Location: Law 12
    On 2020-04-14

Course Start: January 14, 2020
Course End: April 14, 2020
Class Number (1Ls): 32015
Class Number: 32015

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 18
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 35
As of: 06/16 11:02 PM

Representing Spanish-Speaking Clients: Language, Culture, and Emotional Intelligence is a one-unit class aimed at exposing students (who already have a working knowledge of spoken Spanish) to Spanish-language legal concepts, terminology, settings, and topics and will emphasize speaking and listening comprehension. The materials and topics will be based on law and procedure in such areas as employment, immigration, housing, and personal injury law. The class will also cover materials to strengthen cultural awareness and emotional intelligence as tools that are necessary to effectively represent Spanish-Speaking clients.

Classroom presentations, activities, simulations, discussions, and readings will be in Spanish, with limited exceptions. Students will have the opportunity to practice their Spanish, with a view toward being comfortable communicating with clients who are monolingual or dominant in Spanish.

Students are expected to participate and contribute to each bi-weekly session, and will conduct a final oral presentation in lieu of an exam or paper.

Fernando Flores is an attorney, high performance coach, entrepreneur, speaker, podcaster, and author. In his current role he is the Founder of iMATER NOW. Fernando established iMATER NOW to foster and promote wellness in the legal profession and he supports and coaches attorneys and professionals in this regard. Prior to founding iMATER NOW Fernando worked for the California Labor Commissioner’s office, was the Director of the Wage and Hour Litigation Program at Legal Aid at Work, and was a Staff Attorney at Centro Legal de la Raza and the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles. Fernando received his J.D. from the University of California, Davis School of Law in 2007 and his B.A. in Sociology and Rhetoric from the University of California, Berkeley in 2004.

Please note that it is strongly recommended that you have the ability to communicate in Spanish.

Requirements Satisfaction:

Units from this class count towards the J.D. Experiential Requirement.

Exam Notes: (T) Course ends in a final practice trial, arguments, or other presentation (e.g. Powerpoint)
This is a credit only course
Course Category: Simulation Courses
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Social Justice and Public Interest

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