Revista de derecho (Coquimbo)
versión On-line ISSN 0718-9753
COLOMA, Rodrigo y AGUERO SAN JUAN, Claudio. LAWYERS AND WORDS: A PROPOSAL TO STRENGTHEN THE INITIAL COMPETENCES OF LAW STUDENTS. RDUCN [online]. 2012, vol.19, n.1, pp.39-69. ISSN 0718-9753. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-97532012000100003.
A significant number of young people who begin their studies of law in our country, can not get timely many lessons in their curriculum. That, of course, impacts negatively on a number of indicators of success of the training process, such as retention of students and curriculum development. After exploring the possible causes of the problem mentioned, this article identifies and discusses two powers in the field of literacy (reading and writing skills) whose early leveling should provoke a positive impact especially in the production of new learning. The proposal, which is intended to be worked out by the school of laws focused on and in context with the students who are in a disadvantaged position, refers to early indications and issues which are related to semantic in nature, grammatical and pragmatic language of law. Do not assume that, it will make difficult for those who are students today come to understand and build a type of texts and discourses, which will be the key to be inserted in a future disciplinary community made up of judges and lawyers.
Palabras clave : Academic alphabetization; legal education; competence formation; professional competence; legal texts and speeches.