Prerequisites: By Permission. Students must have advanced proficiency in Spanish. Interested students should send the following to Abby Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org):
- Year (2L, 3L, LL.M.)
- If applicable, name of the clinic or SPO you will be working with in the spring, and/or any clinic or SPO you have previously worked with or are interested in working with during law school, and/or any summer employment that is connected with the skills taught in this course.
- At least one paragraph, in Spanish, describing your general interests and your focus in law school
- Bullet points (also in Spanish) that list past or current experiences you’ve had speaking Spanish or working with Spanish-speaking client
All applications should be submitted by January 26, 2024 and will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.
Exam Type: No Exam
Spanish for Public Interest Lawyers offers students the opportunity to learn Spanish language skills in a public interest 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 legal practice. The class will introduce students to general legal Spanish vocabulary (e.g. immigration, human rights, legal aid, etc.). Students will work to develop stronger attorney-client relations by improving communication with Spanish-speaking clients. The course is open to 2Ls, 3Ls, and LLMs.
Note: This reading group will meet on the following dates: 3/5, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/16.