Spanish for Legal Professionals Certificate

Build language skills to better serve your legal clients

Program Fast Facts

  • Start date: September 12, 2024
  • Live online classes meet
    Thursdays 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. CDT
    +4 hours/week of self-paced study
  • Online
  • 9 weeks
  • 1,695 Priority Tuition
    (expires 8/29/24)
    $1,945 Standard Tuition


Miroslava Detcheva

Miroslava Detcheva

Miroslava Detcheva's combined teaching and legal experience bring unique expertise to SMU's professional education programs. Miroslava is Senior Lecturer in Spanish in SMU's Department of World Languages and Literatures, where she teaches a variety of Spanish language and culture courses. In addition to her long-term teaching experience at the university level, she also is a graduate of SMU's Dedman School of Law and a licensed immigration attorney focusing on employment and business immigration law. Miroslava was inspired to pursue a second career in law while studying in Mexico and traveling throughout Latin America. Her linguistics skills and cultural competence have inspired and impacted her legal practice.

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Student Feedback

“If I could, I would take a full semester with Professor Detcheva. She is an excellent Spanish teacher and my skills as a native speaker improved significantly through this course. I have already recommended it to several colleagues.”

– Jaclyn H., SMU Spanish for Legal Professionals Certificate student