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AILA Doc. No. 99900739 | Dated August 31, 2023
AILA has partnered with American University Washington College of Law to provide a discount on the Spanish for Lawyers Online Course to AILA members, law student members, and international associates. This online course is designed to improve legal Spanish speaking and writing skills.
Registration is currently open for the fall 2023 semester! The sessions will run from September 11 to November 17, 2023, and require a weekly commitment of 5 to 10 hours of coursework (synchronous and asynchronous) during 10 weeks. View the announcement for the course.
The general registration fee is $1,100 for the online course. AILA members, law student members, and international associates receive a 25% discount.
Spanish for Lawyers at American University Washington College of Law introduces lawyers, legal professionals, and law students with a high-intermediate to advanced level of Spanish speaking skills to legal Spanish concepts and cross-cultural communication in the context of U.S. Criminal Law and U.S. Immigration Law. Through lectures, written assignments, and oral exercises, participants will practice a wide array of legal Spanish skills ranging from legal reading and writing strategies to oral presentation of substantive legal issues. The courses will be taught in Spanish.
With the aim of preparing participants for real world situations such as client meetings and conference calls, Spanish for Lawyers incorporates exercises that focus on listening and speaking skills. Participants will give presentations and will engage in discussions and attorney-client meeting simulations.
Participants must be practicing lawyers, legal professionals, or law students with a high-intermediate to advanced level of Spanish proficiency. Participants are expected to actively participate in class exercises and complete homework assignments.
If you are not sure that you have a high-intermediate to advanced level of Spanish proficiency, please feel free to take this PLACEMENT TEST. Please download the test or print it out and send the filled-out test to the course coordinator, Bjorn Arp, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The program administrators will review your answers and inform you of your score. If you score 70% and above, you can feel comfortable taking the course!
The instructors of Spanish for Lawyers are Spanish and Latin American lawyers and teachers who have experience with international students.
If you have any questions about the program, please contact the Coordinator, Bjorn Arp, at (202) 274-4346 or LegalSpanish@wcl.american.edu.
Cite as AILA Doc. No. 99900739.
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