Spanish for Public Service Lawyers

Section 1, Spring 23

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 8/8
Credits: 2
Days* Time Room Start Date End Date
  • M
  • 1800-2000
  • WB127
01/23/2023 04/24/2023
*“R” means Thursday

Course Description

This course will help students develop the language skills and knowledge to properly represent monolingual Spanish-speaking clients. Students will study Spanish language legal vocabulary and practice explaining legal concepts to Spanish speakers. Students will also develop core cultural competency and legal skills.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Final Type (if any): None
Description: None

Written Work Product
Written Work Product:

Other Work
Brief weekly class assignments, class presentations, face-to-face interactions with Spanish speakers at partner organizations, and final presentation

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: Spanish proficiency is required as a prerequisite. The level of difficulty of the assignments presupposes that students already have familiarity with the essentials of Spanish grammar and can engage in proficient verbal communication. because the credits in this course count toward the JD Program Professional Skills requirement, JD candidates will be given enrollment priority for this class. Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Resources: To be announced.
Course Notes: Enrollment in this course is by application to the instructors. Interested students should email the following to Prof. Sanchez by October 1 with a resume and cover letter describing Spanish language experience and interest in the course. The instructors may arrange an interview with an applicant. The instructors will notify SRO with the names of the students to be enrolled in the course before the lottery process starts, and SRO will finalize the enrollment; no enrollment action will be required by the selected students. .

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: Yes
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*If “Yes,” then students are required to submit a substantial research paper in this course, which means students do not need to submit any form to SRO for this paper to meet their upper-level writing requirement. If “No,” then students must submit a “special request” e-form to SRO (available via LawWeb) no later than five weeks after the start of the term for a paper in this class to be counted toward the upper-level writing requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

Schedule No.
Law No.
Modified Type
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Thursday, April 20, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Sunday, April 30, 11:59 PM