IE University presents a Bachelor of Laws with a unique international slant and business focus

14/03/2011 - General

· The course is very different to the traditional format, with four different specializations to equip the student to be a corporate lawyer, transnational lawyer, environmental lawyer or expert in EU law.


· Students can also study a dual Bachelor of Laws and Business Administration Degree


· Clifford Chance, PwC and Latham & Watkins will offer scholarships covering 75% of enrolment fees


IE University has presented its new Bachelor of Laws, an innovative degree course whereby students can choose one of four different specializations to become a corporate lawyer, environmental lawyer, transnational lawyer or expert in EU law. The official presentation of the Bachelor program took place during a round table on Training Lawyers of the Future, where participants included Antonio Hernández Gil, Dean of the Madrid Bar Association, Antonio Morales, Partner of Latham & Watkins, Madrid, Ignacio Ojanguren, managing partner of Clifford Chance Madrid, and Santiago Barrenechea, managing partner of PwC Tax & Legal Services. The round table was moderated by José María de Areilza, Dean of IE Law School, and Soledad Atienza, Director of IE University’s Bachelor of Laws.


The new Bachelor of Laws will have both English and Spanish versions, and will be launched in September of this year at IE’s Madrid and Segovia campuses. The  program is very different to the traditional format offered by most universities in that  students can choose from 4 specializations, namely that of corporate lawyer, which equips students to work in companies or law firms with an international corporate focus, transnational lawyer, for those students who want to practice as lawyers in Spain and in the UK, environmental lawyer, to provide counsel in the field of the environment, and expert in EU law, for students who seek to specialize in this field. Moreover, students can study a dual degree in law and business administration, gleaning the benefits of the extensive experience of IE Law School and IE Business School in both fields.


The Bachelor of Laws enjoys the support of companies that include Clifford Chance, PwC, and Latham & Watkins, who will be funding some of the future lawyers at IE University with the Latham & Watkins Scholarship for Entrepreurial Lawyering, the Clifford Chance scholarship for Diversity, and the PwC scholarship for Global Lawyering, each of which cover 75% of enrolment fees.


Soledad Atienza, Director of IE University’s Bachelor of Laws explained how the course is designed to respond to the fast-changing needs of the law sector.  “The key differentiating factor of the program is its active methodology and its lawyering content. Students are brought into close contact with professional realities through practical case studies, workshops and role play, while the international slant of the degree program equips them to practice law in both the UK and Spain, all this coupled with internships in renowned Spanish and international law firms. We want our students to think and work like lawyers from day one.”  


The Bachelor of Laws also benefits from agreements between IE Law School and institutions that include Hong Kong University, King’s College , Northwestern, William & Mary, Georgetown, NUS Singapore, Getulio Vargas (Sao Paolo), Bucerius (Hamburg), Tilburg (Holland) or Sciences Po (Paris).

IE University and the University of California at Berkeley Announce Fellowship

14/03/2011 - General

The IE-Berkeley International Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship is an annual opportunity open to the University of California at Berkeley post-graduate community in any area of the humanities.  The fellowship offers the opportunity for young academics to further their development through designing and implementing their own curricular ideas in the international classroom setting of IE's cross-disciplinary approach to humanities. 


One fellowship will be awarded each year; s/he will receive research support from IE and spend one year in Spain on both the School's campuses in Segovia and Madrid.  The fellow will teach classes and contribute to the development of IE's innovative humanities curriculum for the University and the Business School.


In addition, the fellow has the full academic support of the University of California at Berkeley and the opportunity to spend a month as a resident fellow at the Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities on the Berkeley campus.  The Center aims to encourage an interdisciplinary approach to scholarship, foster innovation in research, and promote intellectual conversation among individuals from the humanities and related academic disciplines.


Existing graduates who expect to complete their PhD before the fellowship begins and those who have received their post doctorate within the past three years can apply directly with IE by December 15th. The first fellowship will be awarded in the academic year 2011-2012. 


About the University of California at Berkley


The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay.  Today, UC Berkeley is the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, offering around 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines.

IE University is the only University in Continental Europe Included in 2010 Design Intelligence Ranking (USA)

14/03/2011 - General

The Bachelor in Architecture from IE University leads the “Hidden Gems in Global architecture Education” category in the recent ranking from Design Intelligence magazine. This US ranking is the most prestigious regarding Architecture and Design Schools.


In the 11th edition of America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools published at the beginning of November, Design Intelligence decided for the first time to consider foreign schools and to reward the ones that are pushing the boundaries of innovation, creativity and global commitment. 


IE University and its School of Architecture are in good company in this new ranking category, followed by prestigious institutions such as Tongji University (Shanghai), Cambridge University (UK), the University of Cape Town (South Africa), and the University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia).


“To be recognized in this way by such a notable publication is a reward and a source of great motivation for us,” said Javier Quintana, Head of the School of Architecture of IE University, and he adds “it is a step ahead for the internationalization and the global commitment of ours programs.”


After only three years, IE School of Architecture managed to break into the international scene with its Bachelor and Master Degrees thanks to the global perspective of the institution and its pioneer programs in Spain, such as the Summer School co-organized with the Architectural Association School of Architecture, London.


About the ranking:

DesignIntelligence is the Design Futures Council’s bi-monthly report on the future, delivering original research, insightful commentary, and instructive best practices. Design leaders rely on DesignIntelligence to deliver insight about emerging trends and management practices, allowing them to make their organization a better managed, more financially successful enterprise.


Every fall since 1999, DesignIntelligence publish rankings of the best architecture schools in the US and this fall 2010 for first time they have included a new section called “influential and under-celebrated” where was features IE University has hidden gem along with other non-US schools.


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HRH Infanta Cristina presents the 15th Castilla y León Economy Prize at IE University

14/03/2011 - General

Spain’s Infanta Cristina de Borbón today presided over the presentation of the 15th Castilla y León Economy Prize in the Aula Magna of IE University. This year’s prize went to economist Manuel Lagares Calvo. The Infanta Cristina was joined by the President of the Castilla y León regional authorities, Juan Vicente Herrera, and the rector of IE University, Juan Luis Martínez.


The prize, which carries the name of the Infanta Cristina, is awarded in recognition of dedication to the study of and research on the Spanish economy. As from last year it has been accompanied by an economy scholarship of the same name, which this year went to researcher Javier Valbuena Gómez. The prizes were created by the Castilla and León regional authorities in 1995 to acknowledge the research efforts and intellectual work of key economists, academics and researchers in the field of applied economy.


The judges panel for the the Infanta Cristina Prize decided in January 2010 that it would go to Manuel Lagares Calvo for his important contributions to understanding the Spanish economy, and, particularly, the Spanish tax model. They also noted his role in addressing the economic problems that arose during Spain’s political transition.


Participants in the event included IE President Diego del Alcázar, the President of the Castilla y León regional authorities, Juan Vicente Herrera, the President of the Castilla y Leon Cortes, José Manuel Fernández Santiago, the government delegate in Castilla y León, Miguel Alejo, together with other representatives of local and regional governments.

IE University to launch Bachelor of Laws Degree

14/03/2011 - General

IE University will be launching a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB) for the 2011-2012 academic year following the official accreditation of the program by Spain’s University Commission. The four-year degree program will be run under the aegis of IE Law School, and will have a markedly global slant in line with similar programs at other prestigious international universities, such as Northwestern University (Chicago), Beijing University School of Transnational Law, or King’s College of London.


Students will benefit from the numerous agreements which IE Law School, one of the most recognized institutions of its kind, enjoys with other leading international law schools around the world. Graduates will be equipped to exercise the legal profession in Spain, UK, and the US, and the program curriculum will combine corporate law with the study of business administration and humanities. The IE Bachelor of Laws will also place a special emphasis on professional skills, with a clear focus on international lawyering.


The new degree program will be available in Spanish and English. It will be taught at IE’s Segovia campus, and students will also be able to enjoy the advantages of agreements between IE  Law School, headed by Dean José María de Areilza, and leading law firms in Spain and worldwide.


The Rector of IE University, Juan Luis Martínez, stated that “this new Law Degree further enhances IE University’s broad portfolio of degree programs, and is aligned with all IE programs in that it is geared to meet market needs and ensure the employability of its graduates”.  


During the four-year program students will have access to IE Law School’s "Law Unplugged" seminar, which will permit them to simulate the practical application of Law in parallel to their legal training. Moreover students will have the opportunity to take part in an exchange program with other leading international law schools.


 “IE Law School has been teaching law from an international perspective for some thirty five years,” says Soledad Atienza, Director of IE University’s Bachelor in Laws.  “Our programs are based on a highly active approach and are designed to meet the needs of business. The key differentiating factors of our law degree lies in its flexibility due to online options and its large range of electives, and its clear focus on international practice.”


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