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LAW 0421: Spanish for Lawyers
Spring 2024 • Section 01 • CRN 4149

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to give the Spanish speaking lawyer or law student a brief introduction to, and the ability to increase their familiarity with, legal terms in Spanish. Students will be exposed to these terms in the context of the substantive civil law in which they are utilized. This course will be conducted in the following manner. A legal document, brief article or other reading will be posted on Blackboard one week prior to our meeting. These legal documents or articles will focus on different areas of the law as practiced in Latin America. Students will be expected to read and review each weekly document prior to our meeting, where we will discuss the assignment in Spanish. This course will be graded on a Pass/Fail basis. The evaluation will be based on two to three writing assignments, which will involve either the drafting of a legal document in Spanish or the translation of a document in Spanish into English. NOTE: Students must be able to speak and read Spanish as class meetings will be conducted exclusively in Spanish.


Day/Time Location
Th 10:00-11:50 AM Klein 8B

Course Details

  • Rafael Porrata-Doria
Credit Hours

2 Credits



Course Type
  • Non-Exam
Course Modality


Fulfills J.D. Requirement




Registration Info

No Registration Restrictions.

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