This course will address the issues that arise when an attorney must interview and counsel persons from other cultures. We will draw from traditional interviewing and counseling principles, psychology, communication theory, ethics and other relevant disciplines. We will use scenarios from immigration law to illustrate these principles, but the knowledge is applicable to any other areas of the law where your client may not share your language, history, ethnicity, religion, world view or other relevant cultural attribute. A prior knowledge of immigration law is not necessary. The final grade is based upon attendance, participation and successful completion of a final counseling exercise. This course is graded Honors, Credit, Low Pass, No Credit.
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