Legal Spanish Certificate Program

Courses in this Program will cover both oral and written communication skills (including grammar, linguistic register, and storytelling) and skills specific to legal professionals such as judicial systems, document review and the extraction of information from Spanish-language legal texts. Students will gain an understanding of the cultural and regional nuances of communicating with colleagues in different Spanish speaking countries in the legal profession. Additionally, the course will look at the details of recounting case information, conduct a comparative stylistic study of contracts from foreign countries, and cover the extraction of legal text from civil code documents. The Program will be taught through an interactive activity-based approach: students will engage in online group activities to complete tasks and will be evaluated through checkpoints as the course progresses. Students will cultivate the necessary abilities to work professionally in Spanish and converse with clients and colleagues in a professional setting.