Legal Spanish Certificate Program

Mónica Durán, Ph.D. has taught Spanish for lawyers at the University of Miami School of Law since 2014. She is a federally certified Spanish interpreter and has served as a reader for the College Board’s advanced placement programs for Spanish language and culture. Dr. Durán earned her bachelor’s degree in English from Florida International University in 2008 and her doctorate in romance languages from the University of Miami in 2015. As the instructor for the Legal Spanish Certificate Program, she has used many of her research interests to fuel course material for the program, including Spanish for professions, sociocultural theory in second language acquisition, and digital storytelling.