Your personalized study path

 

IE University takes an applied, hands-on and student-centered approach to education. Because our students have unique aspirations and career goals, their study path is also personalized. Students follow a tailored academic track that consists of the core degree courses, electives, specific internships, as well as advanced seminars and a final degree project of their choice, guided by an Advisor.

The program foundation consists of core program courses in Law, concentration courses, the IE Module, elective courses, an exchange option and a final degree project of your choice, guided by an advisor. You can find below all these personalized schemes that will enable you to achieve your career objectives.

 

ACADEMIC INFORMATION
 
The Bachelor of Laws is a degree program in the field of Social and Legal Sciences, which can be studied both on the Madrid and Segovia campus and in English or Spanish.
 
Total of ECTS credits: 240 
 
Available places per academic year: 30 places on the Madrid campus and 50 places on the Segovia campus.
 
 
 

MAIN OBJECTIVES

 
The Bachelor of Laws is an internationally oriented program with a strong focus on comparative law, and interactions with the global economy and business world.
 
The program emphasizes the students’ development of some specific competences such as analysing, organising and planning; communicating both orally and in writing in their native language and in a foreign language; computer skills related to their study field; information management and problem resolution skills; and decision-making.
 
Additionally, the Bachelor of Laws offers the opportunity to improve some cross-curricular skills through students’ active participation in their learning process, both in and outside the classroom.  The following competences acquire a special relevance in the program: group work, interpersonal skills, critical thinking and commitment. 
 
 

COMPETENCES

 
GENERAL COMPETENCES
 
  • Critical understanding and reasoning in the legal field.
  • The development of personal skills required in order to perform legal activities more efficiently in an ever-changing multicultural world.
  • The development of the IT skills required in the legal sphere.
  • Awareness towards the social side of the Law.
  • The ability to create and structure regulations and norms.
  • The development of information management skills in a legal field.
  • The ability to communicate orally and in writing both in Spanish and in English while carrying out legal activities.
  • Resolution of legal problems. 
  • Capable of decision making, organising and planning in the legal sphere.  
  • The ability to work in an international and multidisciplinary team while carrying out legal activities. 
 
 
SPECIFIC COMPETENCES
 
  • A critical understanding of the historical foundations and principles of public and private positive Law. 
  • Being able to place the exercise of legal professions in the economic, social and political situation. 
  • Being able to analyse different legal fields from the point of view of its economic, political and social purpose.
  • Interpreting the historical evolution of the Spanish legal system within a European context.
  • Promoting constitutional and democratic values and principles of the rule of law, as well as the protection of Fundamental Rights as an identity sign of legal professions.
  • The ability to use search techniques and legal information as well as methodological and theoretical debates.
  • The ability to read and interpret any kind of legal text.
  • The development of public speaking skills regarding legal topics.
  • The ability to write texts, contracts and other types of legal documents.
  • The development of legal reasoning and critical analysis. 
  • Developing a comparative perspective of the Law. 
  • Understanding the evolution of Common Law legal systems. 
  • The ability to establish the scope of legal Ethics and Deontology in the political, economic and social analysis of a country.
  • Competent in legal negotiation and conciliation. 
  • The ability to think creatively and develop new ideas in the legal sphere. 

 

YOUR ADVISOR

  Your Advisor

The student advisor is at the center of IE University educational experience. They guide students in a person a personalized way throughout their university life to ensure that they achieve their personal, academic and professional goals. The advisors are highly skilled and experienced academics, senior managers and top professionals in a variety of corporations and international organizations.

 

Find out more about your advisor

 

YOUR STUDY PLAN
Year 1  
Semester 1
 
• European Legal History
• Ethics- IE Module
• Economics
• Introduction to Management - IE Module
• Constitutional Law
• Introduction to Private Law. Civil Law
Semester 2
 
• Civil Law. Contracts
• Interpersonal Skills - IE Module
• Contemporary Cultures and Societies - IE Module
• Law Unplugged I
• Public International Law
• Criminal Law I
 
Online Period
Internship Option
Year 2  
Semester 1
 
• Commercial Law and Corporations I
• Labor Law I
• Administrative Law
• European Union Law
• Civil Law. Property
• Law Unplugged II
Semester 2
 
• Litigation I
• Labor Law II
• Commercial Law and Corporations II
• Law Unplugged III
• Criminal Law II
• Conflicts and Business Law
 
Online Period
Internship Option
Year 3  
Semester 1
 
• Taxation I
• Administrative Law and Economic Regulation
• Law Unplugged IV
• Accounting and Finance
• Civil Law. Family, Estate and Trust
• Litigation II
Semester 2
 
• Legal Thought
• Taxation II
• Law Unplugged V
• Elective Courses                                      
 
Online Period
Internship Option
Year 4  
Semester 1
 
• Elective courses
 
Semester 2
 
• Elective courses
 
• Final Degree Project
Internship and exchange option
Internship and exchange option
Components Credits
• Core Courses 60
 Mandatory Courses 81
• IE Module 24
• Concentration Diploma 63
• Internship (Optional. Up to a maximum of) 12                
• Final Project 12
• Credits needed to graduate
 
240
Students graduating from the Dual Degree program will receive a Bachelor of Laws diploma. In addition, they will receive the European Diploma Supplement (EDS), which will list all the official courses completed.

 

CONCENTRATIONS

   Concentrations

During the final two years of study students may choose a concentration in order to obtain a Diploma in that specific area:

 

Diploma in Business Law

Learn all aspects of business law in order to work with international clients in cross-border transactions and high-end litigation.

 

Diploma in European Union Law

Study law with a strong focus on EU law: economics, trade, policy and European institutions.

 

Diploma in International Relations

Study the connections between legal, political and cultural issues to develop and implement solutions within a global legal environment.

 

Diploma in Business Management

Acquire intense training in the disciplines related to business management that are demanded by top law firms and companies. The subjects that make up this Diploma provide you with the training you need to feel at ease in the world of Business Administration.

Note: These Diplomas will be offered contingent on a minimum number of students.

 

IE MODULE

        IE Module

The IE Module forms a part of every bachelor program, it consists of 4 courses where you will be integrated with students from other fields of study.

Business Management

Learn the fundamental aspects of business operations and management and how to create your own business plan.

Humanities

Consider reality from different perspectives in order to develop your own point of view.

Ethics

Understand ethical dilemmas and moral traditions of other cultures and consider your professional impact in society.

Interpersonal Skills

Develop your communication and leadership skills in order to work collaboratively in professional environments.

 

Find out more about the IE Module

 

EXCHANGE PROGRAM
If you want the chance to view your studies from new perspectives, the exchange option will be of interest to you.You can choose to do an exchange study program for up to two semesters at one of our prestigious partner institutions in North and South America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East.
 
These are just some of the academic institutions which you can choose from to go on exchange:
 
King’s College, London, United Kingdom
 
Tilburg University, Tilburg, Netherlands
 
EBS Law School, Wiesbaden, Germany
 
Hong Kong University, Hong Kong
 
New York Law School, New York, USA
 
University of Miami, Florida, USA
 
William and Mary Law School, Virginia, USA
 
EDESPGetulio Vargas, Sao Paulo, Brazil
 

 

FINAL DEGREE PROJECT

Final Degree Project
 

The Final Degree Project is a major part of the fourth year’s curriculum. Students choose their topic with faculty and are guided by their advisor, drawing upon the knowledge the student has gained from specific academic areas and internships or IE Labs projects which the student carried out during their degree program.

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