ARE YOU READY FOR THE FUTURE OF LAW?
About IE Law School
We prepare professionals for success in the new legal landscape
At IE Law School, we prepare the industry leaders of tomorrow by anticipating changes in the legal profession. Guided by our top-tier faculty, our students gain a strong foundation in legal concepts and reasoning as they acquire the skills they need for real-world success. To prepare our students for the complex, dynamic world of tomorrow, we provide them with opportunities to enhance their tech knowledge and business literacy, regardless of their program or background.
Thanks to our creative, innovative spirit, we have become a hub for innovation, fostering entrepreneurial thinking and leading change in legal education. Our goal is to prepare students for real, lasting success in today’s globally focused, tech-forward legal ecosystem.
For over 40 years, IE Law School has been pioneering the use of technology to enrich the learning experience and consolidate our position as an internationally recognized leader in legal education.
WE IMPACT AND SHAPE THE WORLD OF LAW
At IE Law School we are reshaping legal education and redefining the legal profession in the process. Our global, multidisciplinary, business-focused, tech-driven and innovative approach to the study of law ensures that our graduates are prepared to face current challenges. We empower our students to lead change, and to go on and make a lasting impact on the industry as a whole.
WHY IE LAW SCHOOL
BUSINESSBreaking down barriers between disciplines
A strong business focus
We understand that the future of the legal industry lies in the ever-changing and interwoven relationship between law, business and economics. As an integral part of IE University, IE Law School boasts a world-renowned faculty that includes prestigious industry leaders and top professors from IE Business School. We set ourselves apart from the rest with our strong focus on business and corporate law, and a uniquely global, entrepreneurial and tech-forward perspective that blends theory with hands-on experience.
All of our programs include a core business module designed to offer students the skills, financial literacy and managerial knowledge needed to stay ahead in the increasingly competitive corporate world. One of our main objectives is to help students unlock their own capacity to drive transformation. By giving them access to initiatives like Area 31, we empower students to develop their business acumen and entrepreneurial skills.
A tech-forward vision
Technological innovation is taking the legal profession to new heights. At IE Law School, we believe that technology is the main catalyst of transformation within the legal sector. For this reason, we teach our students about the power of technology and use the latest technological tools to enhance the educational experience.
The legaltech module—which is offered in each program—exposes students to the most cutting-edge and disruptive concepts surrounding the use of technology in legal processes. What’s more, with renowned experts in new and emerging legal disciplines driving program development and participating in IE Law School initiatives, students have access to a wealth of real-world insights.
Our extensive experience in this area has allowed us to stand out internationally, as top law firms look to us as a benchmark for their own tech transformation.
FACULTYLeading innovation in the new era of law
A world-renowned academic offering
Our faculty members are leading researchers, top professionals and respected thinkers who draw on their extensive knowledge and experience to offer students meaningful insights. IE Law School is firmly committed to building an academic community through different initiatives, such as the LawAhead Hub. As they create a dynamic space for networking and idea-sharing, IE Law School sees each event, conference and seminar as a chance for students to directly engage with the legal world, building their skill set in the process.
Our contact with today’s legal industry allows us to integrate, in real time, current legal realities into program content. While students explore a vast array of legal perspectives, they also have the opportunity to explore comparative law using our practice-based methodology.
SKILLSPreparing lawyers for the future world of work
A competitive skill set
IE Law School boasts a community of leaders that are driving change across the legal sector. Our expert faculty, enthusiastic students and ambitious alumni make us unique, and permit us to shape an ecosystem defined by innovation and creativity. Within this environment, we develop our programs with new realities in mind as we strive to prepare the lawyers of tomorrow.
Thanks to our active role in the legal sector, we have a unique ability to complement our programs with international exchange opportunities, focusing on the professional world of law. And, at IE University, our dynamic ecosystem facilitates collaboration across disciplines. For example, our relationship with the IE School of Human Sciences & Technology allows us to constantly develop and enhance our programs within the context of the new digital age. As an institution, we set ourselves apart with this focus on enhancing students’ future-forward skills and providing them with what they need to make their way to the head of the pack.
GLOBALTraining students to be global lawyers
A global perspective
With students representing more than 130 nationalities, a global network of alumni and faculty members from around the world, our IE University family is truly international. Thanks to our diverse, global community, we are uniquely positioned to offer experiences and opportunities that help students gain a more international understanding of law. In the classroom, we enhance our international focus and global perspective through a comparative approach to the study of law, giving students the opportunity to explore legal systems around the world, and think critically about the way law is practiced in different countries. With these international foundations, our students can use their extensive knowledge of diverse legal systems to get ahead in today’s increasingly competitive job market.
IE Law School has been recognized by global institutions, including the International Bar Association, the European Law Students’ Association, the International Association of Law Schools and the Law Schools Global League.
COMPARATIVE LAW METHODOLOGY
As today’s world is increasingly affected by the transformative effects of globalization, the education sector and legal landscapes are experiencing unparalleled change. For this reason, at IE Law School we offer students holistic, comprehensive legal training thanks to our Comparative Law methodology. Across legal disciplines, our main concern is to consistently adopt a comparative perspective, encouraging students to develop a more international legal vision.
WHAT OUR FACULTY SAY…
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The Future Lawyers´skillset by VÍCTOR TORRE DE SILVA
SIGNIFICANCE AND PROMINENCE IN THE CORPORATE WORLD
We have established a number of strategic partnerships with other leading international law schools, gving our students the opportunity to graduate with certifications from our partners in addition to their IE Law School degree. Thanks to this truly global profile, IE Law School is uniquely positioned to respond to the increasing demand for cross-border lawyers.
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THE UNIVERSITY OF LAW
IE Law School’s partnership with The University of Law in the United Kingdom allows students to combine our Bachelor of Laws with other programs at this top British university. Upon graduation, students will be able to practice law in Spain, and in the UK, they will be able to pursue a career as a solicitor or barrister.
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Northwestern University (undergrad.)
IE University has another agreement with Northwestern Pritzker School of Law to allow students the opportunity to obtain a Bachelor of Laws in Spain at IE University as well as an LL.M. or Juris Doctor from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.
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Norhtwestern University (master)
We also collaborate with the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law in our Executive LL.M. program. Students graduating from this program will receive an LL.M. from the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and a certificate from IE Business School in Business Administration.
Thanks to our collaboration with the NYU School of Law, we are able to offer students a one-week stay at the school as part of our Master in Global Corporate Compliance (LL.M./MsL). Not only do students enjoy an unforgettable experience at NYU, but they will also receive a certificate recognizing their completion of the program.
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Harry Radzyner Law School en IDC Herzliya
Our Master in Legal Tech students have the opportunity to experience an immersive experience in Israel at the Harry Radzyner Law School at IDC Herzliya. During the last period of this master’s program, students will spend one week in Israel where they will participate in face-to-face classes and special events, centered around innovation and networking. After this week, participants take part in a challenge related to what they learned in Israel.
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LAW SCHOOLS
We are members of the International Association of Law Schools (IALS), a private, non-political and non-profit society whose mission is to support the community of institutions focused on providing proper training in law with the goal of improving legal education around the world. In 2015, our school hosted two of the association’s major events: The Global Deans Forum and The IALS Annual Meeting.
LAW SCHOOLS GLOBAL LEAGUE
We are also part of the Law Schools Global League, an institution that brings together a select number of law schools from around the world. Its aim is to promote worldwide academic debate on the education and practice of law as a global discipline. In similar fashion, the league develops initiatives which contribute to teaching methodologies, and creates a research agenda.
Our membership in the European Law Students’ Association (ELSA) allows our students to participate in one of the world’s most prestigious European law competitions. ELSA is an international non-profit organization which is managed independently by participating students. Some of our master’s students found out about IE Law School thanks to this institution. As ELSA members, we share the goal of providing future lawyers with the highest standards of excellence in education.
In order to provide the opportunity to practice law in the United States to our students from el Doble Máster de Accceso a la Abogacía, as well as those enrolled in the LL.M. in International Business Law, IE Law School has signed an agreement with BARBRI. With this agreement, students can take the California BAR Exam, which simultaneously adds value to these degree programs.
INTERNATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION
As part of the International Bar Association—the world’s leading organization of legal practitioners, bar associations and international legal companies—IE Law School participates in several of its committees. Our own dean, Javier de Cendra, acts as an officer on the Environmental Committee, while our vice dean of international relations, Soledad Atienza, is an advisor to the Academic and Professional Development Committee.
Furthermore, we have earned a European Module, a prestigious award given by the European Commission to those institutions characterized by their innovative approach to law education.
LAW WITHOUT WALLS
We also collaborate with the Law Without Walls program, which is an initiative designed to bring together companies and more than 100 students from law schools and businesses worldwide with the goal of developing solutions that respond to the real-world problems of today’s legal sector. Within this program, students receive advice from international mentors who push them to innovate and think creatively.
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A message from the Dean
Welcome to IE Law School. At the school, we believe that to stay true to ourselves we have to fully commit to innovation, helping our students to reach their full potential and succeed in today’s constantly changing world. We truly appreciate that you have placed your trust in us as a potential school for the next step in your legal career.
If you do decide to join us, you’ll be embarking on a unique journey of personal and professional growth. Throughout your time here, you will share educational experiences with like-minded students that extend beyond the classroom. Like you, they increasingly value a more dynamic, global, multidisciplinary and technological legal training. What’s more, you’ll discover the unique challenges and extraordinary opportunities present in society today, and learn how to adapt to and lead these changes with a proactive attitude.
At IE Law School, we want our students to adopt a global outlook, and this can only be achieved if they tackle complex and cross-border legal cases head-on, through teamwork and by developing multidisciplinary skills. All of our postgraduate and executive education programs are built around this vision, and this is something we want to share with you. For this reason, we invite you to explore our school to find out what legal innovation truly looks like. Once you’re with us, make sure to squeeze every last drop of experience out of the opportunities available to you; question the world around you; readily welcome new perspectives with open arms and absorb everything you possibly can.
On behalf of our faculty and personnel, I want to thank you for considering us, and to remind you that we’re here to help you to reach your goals. I encourage you once again to come and explore our school, and I wish you the very best for this next phase of your professional life.
Javier de Cendra
Dean of IE Law School
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