Skills Course - SKR3-020120: French Language & Legal Culture

Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Contact: Hector Linares ·

(Saturday, February 1, 2020)​ ​(9:00 am – 12:00 pm)​ ​(Law School Building Room​ ​111)
Knowledge of French language, culture, and legal traditions can be very beneficial to attorneys, particularly in Louisiana. Whether you are representing a Francophone client, conducting primary research in the Code Civil, or practicing international law before one of the many international tribunals that operate in French, learning the language of international diplomacy can positively impact your legal practice. Students who attend will have fun learning key French legal terms and phrases from a native speaker with decades of experience teaching French at the university-level. An experienced Francophone attorney will also present on how Louisiana's French legal traditions are still relevant to today's practice, and in the final part of the course students will explore the differences between the French and U.S. legal system and professional culture.

Note: This course satisfies skills requirement SKR3: Cultural Competence. Requires submission of 300-word reflection paper to receive skills credit.