Legal Spanish Certificate Program

The Legal Spanish Certificate Program (Online)

The Legal Spanish Certificate Program will prepare legal professionals to communicate clearly and effectively with Spanish-speaking colleagues and clients. The online Program will consist of 72 hours of instruction over two 10-week sessions and will be taught entirely in Spanish, encompassing everything from cultural discussions to writing and office communications, document interpretation, and legal research.

Students who complete the Legal Spanish Certificate Program will earn a non-credit certificate of completion issued from the University of Miami and a digital badge (micro-credential) that demonstrates mastery of skill-based competencies to employers and peers. Students will graduate with a portfolio of professional work, including examples of their written communication, case review, and legal research. 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will be able to speak and understand Spanish with sufficient fluency and accuracy to participate effectively in formal and informal conversations concerning a variety of legal topics.
  • Students will be able to read in Spanish adequately to understand a variety of legal documents.
  • Students will be able to write in Spanish accurately, appropriately and effectively for professional purposes. 
  • Students will develop familiarity and ease of use of legal terminology and concepts in Spanish.

Core courses in this program will cover:

Course 1:

  • Orthography and Tenses
  • Judicial Systems
  • Narrative
  • Communication at Work

 Course 2:

  • Storytelling
  • Reported Speech
  • Contracts
  • The Legal Brief

The Program is offered in partnership with the University of Miami Division of Continuing & International Education and the University of Miami School of Law.

 For more information, please call 305-284-2752 to speak to an enrollment advisor or complete the request form.