Apply Now to Enroll in Spanish for Lawyers at NYU Law in Fall 2017!

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Boost your professional prospects with a course on legal Spanish and apply for Spanish for Lawyers in Fall 2017!


The goal of this course is to prepare students with intermediate Spanish proficiency to communicate in Spanish in a legal context. The course will be organized primarily around particular client interactions that lawyers encounter. The course will be taught in Spanish and will consist of paired, small group and class-wide discussions; role-playing; games; and some writing and listening activities. The course will also include translation exercises designed to simulate translations Spanish-speaking lawyers are commonly expected to perform in a U.S. context. For more information, please see the course description here.


It is a 2-credit course, but these credits do not count towards your degree and are not factored into your degree G.P.A. The grade for the course will simply appear on your transcript with a ledger noting that it is inapplicable to your degree program. The class is open to all full-time and upper-class students (not including 1Ls).


To be considered for the class, complete the following by Monday, August 14 at 9:00 AM:

  • Complete in English the Interest Questionnaire available here.
  • Submit a written statement in Spanish to the Office of Global Programs  at The written statement should describe your interest in the course, your past experiences learning Spanish, and the areas of law in which you are most interested. Please also include any specific legal career goals and how this course will help you achieve them. Statements submitted in English will not be considered.


Both steps must be completed for consideration to the course. You will be contacted regarding your application to the course by the start of the Fall semester, and the approved cohort of students will then be registered manually by Records and Registration. This Fall, the course will be offered on Tuesdays from 5:30-7:20PM in Furman Hall, Room 328. The first meeting will begin on Tuesday, September 5.


Any questions regarding the intake process or Spanish for Lawyers in general should be addressed to the Office of Global Programs at

Posted in: 2L, 3L, GLOBAL, LLM.