Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
- Basic courses
- Core courses
- Elective courses
- Final project
- Credits needed to graduate
Note: this information is subject to change, please contact the Admissions Department for the most updated curriculum.Events
On your first year you will dive straight into the world of law. From the very be-ginning you will experience the reality of legal practice by the simulation of different legal professions, market reality and legal practice in a global economy.
Through comparative legal methodology, you will become familiar with the principles and foundations of Private, Civil and Criminal Law, which includes the analysis of different legal systems. You will also go through Legal History and Public International Law, developing critical thinking and reasoning, which will lead you to having a thorough understanding of the legislation that governs relations among states, traditional international organizations, and other international players.
The innovative and practical learning carries on into year two to help develop the soft skills and attitudes that will allow you to become a legal professional. Through the introduction to Litigation course you will obtain the skills required to understand and effectively use the main principles and categories that make up the civil procedure.
From a comparative and international perspective, you will continue with Criminal Law and obtain a solid foundation in regards to the common principles of Administrative Law, Employment Law and Property Law. Special attention will be given to Private International Law, and you will acquire knowledge of various EU institutions and their tasks in relation to the EU Law.At the end of the year you will have an in-depth appreciation of the relevant legal issues that concern companies and commercial enterprises, through an understanding of the commercial and corporate law institutions and rules.
As you progress to year three, you will deal with the most significant aspects of litigation such as procedures for Civil, Labour and Criminal Law. You will develop critical thinking and analyze the principal concerns that appear during legal practice, such as civil disobedience or the fairness of justice. Further focus will be given to the management skills that are required to manage a law firm and to develop your professional career. If you want to start your career post haste, you will have the chance to do an internship at companies such as Cuatrecasas, PwC and Latham & Watkins.
You will have classes on Taxation, Accounting and Finance, in addition to acquiring knowledge of the most fundamental structural elements of a tax system. You will review and compare key tax concepts in an international environment and obtain basic notions of finance from a theoretical and practical stand point. You will also develop skills needed to understand the administration of family, state and trusts.
This is probably your most exciting year! If you choose to practice law in Spain, this year you will be given the option to do an internship at a prestigious law firm or do an exchange study program for up to one semester at one of our respected partner institutions. You will also be able to personalize your studies by taking electives such as Competition Law or Advanced EU Law, and even learn how they practice law in India or China. You will also be able to participate in international events like moot courts or LawWithoutWalls. After fourth year you can continue with your LL.M. at IE School of Law.
If you have chosen the Dual LL.B, Bachelor of Laws plus Bachelor in Civil and English Law, your fourth year will be at the University of Law in England, doing the Legal Practice Course. Throughout your first three study years you will have followed online courses made available by the University of Law, England.
If you’ve chosen the Bachelor of Laws with a LL.M. from Northwestern University, year four will be situated in the United States, studying the LL.M. at the Northwestern School of Law. Once you are back in Madrid you will write your final thesis to graduate with a high knowledge of civil and common law, and a full understanding of the US legal system.