ARE YOU READY FOR THE FUTURE OF LAW?
About IE Law School
WE SHAPE GLOBAL LAWYERS
At IE Law School, our goal is to educate and inspire the lawyers of today and of the future so that their work will have unprecedented impact.
At IE Law School, we anticipate changes in the world of law, reinventing legal education. We push the boundaries of traditional teaching to train lawyers who are professionals with a global vision, who are not only able to adapt, but to lead in a constantly changing world. They will become lawyers expert in the world of business and with the technological knowledge needed to keep up with the demands of today’s ever-changing landscape. Our programs combine multidisciplinary teaching, immersive experiences, and innovative initiatives, providing students with an entrepreneurial mindset and the skills necessary to practice in all areas of law and in all professional sectors, including finance, management, and new technologies.
A UNIQUE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
IE Law School is about more than a legal education; it is a community which integrates the values of entrepreneurship, innovation and technology, humanities, and diversity into all of its programs, experiences, and events. Discover a school that is different, dynamic, and stays right at the cutting-edge.
EXCELLENCE AND RECOGNITION
IE Law School is an institution recognized for its academic excellence and which enjoys great international prestige. It has been named as one of the most innovative law schools in the world by the Financial Times and today we are recognized a leading institution.
The case study method and team-learning based on skill building are some of the educational methodologies that allow us to offer a unique learning experience in law. Because of our emphasis on comparative law, we transcend national boundaries allowing our students to become professionals with a global mindset, able to solve complex, cross-border cases. By staying one step ahead in designing solutions to future challenges, we have become a highly regarded, cutting-edge institution.
EDUCATIONAL RIGOR AND EFFICIENCY
At IE Law School, we are defined by a faculty that stands out for its impressive academic and professional achievements, and which is made up of both internationally recognized researchers and professionals with extensive experience and prestige in diverse fields. We also have the honor of hosting guest tenured professors from top institutions worldwide, as well as belonging to various prestigious associations, such as the International Bar Association, the European Law Students’ Association, the International Association of Law Schools, and the Law Schools Global League.
RECOGNIZED AS A CENTER OF INNOVATION
In addition to our academic prestige, at IE Law School, we maintain strong relationships with firms and organizations that are at the forefront of the industry, allowing students access to the best career opportunities. These close ties with leading institutions make us a global center of knowledge and innovation, allowing us to keep up-to-date with the latest trends that are shaping the future of the profession.
Lawahead Hub, Legaltech Innovation Farm, and Global Legaltech Venture Days are some of the innovative projects which IE Law School has launched. Their goal is to promote innovation in the sector, encourage conversation between different actors in the ecosystem, generate debate, and find solutions to the vast changes and challenges which the legal sector is facing. We invite our students to join these disruptive initiatives with which diverse organizations and global leaders collaborate.
SIGNIFICANCE AND PROMINENCE IN THE CORPORATE WORLD
At IE Law School, we provide our students with an exceptional and unique opportunity: to remain in direct and constant contact with the best national and international companies and law firms. As soon as our students begin their studies, they are immersed in the corporate world, allowing them to become professionals ready to stand out in the sector, committed to excellence in the legal practice, and capable of making an important impact.
In addition, we introduce our students to the corporate world by putting an emphasis on subjects relating to management and business, taught by professors from IE Business School.
LEADERS IN INNOVATION
One of the values that makes us stand out as an educational institution is our constant commitment to staying ahead of the latest trends in the legal and educational sectors. Therefore, in addition to continually updating our academic content, we promote several initiatives offering students the opportunity to explore innovations that are shaping the legal practice. Experiences such as the Legal Challenge, the Legal Clinics, or the IBM Watson Project allow our students to assimilate the most cutting-edge skills and knowledge, in a practical and immersive way, preparing them to respond to the opportunities and challenges of the legal sector and guaranteeing their success as future leaders of change.
With over 130 nationalities on campus and professors who come from a wide range of countries worldwide, IE is a distinctly international institution. Our emphasis on the study of comparative law allows students to understand and practice the profession in many jurisdictions, such as the UK or India. In addition, we offer students a wide range of international experiences (immersion weeks in New York, London, or Brussels and training periods in Silicon Valley and Israel) which allow them to experience first-hand the practice of real-world law. Through these experiences, students are able to develop a unique network which opens the doors to professional success.
A message from the Dean
Welcome to IE Law School! At IE Law 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
WE ARE BUILDING THE NEW LEGAL LANDSCAPE
1973 - IE OPENS ITS DOORS
Founded by Diego del Alcázar Silvela and Álvaro García Lomas, the Instituto de Empresa, which is strategically located in Madrid’s financial district, became the Spanish capital’s first business school in 1973.
1978 - IE LAW SCHOOL IS BORN
A few years later, IE Law School is born, and starts enrolling students in the Máster en Asesoría Jurídica de Empresas (LL.M.). IE continues to consolidate their position as one of the world’s leading business schools.
1979 - THE FIRST EDITION OF THE MASTER EN ASESORÍA FISCAL
In 1979, IE Law School inaugurates its Máster en Asesoría Fiscal de Empresas (LL.M.), marking an important expansion of the school’s educational offering. At the same time, IE Law School works to update both programs to adapt to new tax reforms and changes within the legal sector.
1993 - IE CELEBRATES ITS 20TH ANNIVERSARY
IE celebrates two decades offering executive and postgraduate programs, and IE Business School is named one of the top 15 best business schools in the world.
2004 - EUROPE’S FIRST EXECUTIVE MASTER OF LAW IE
Law School joins forces with Northwestern Priztker School of Law (Chicago, USA) and launches the first executive master of law in Europe.
2006 - IE UNIVERISTY OPENS ITS DOORS TO WELCOME UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
IE University opens two campuses in Madrid and Segovia, and starts receiving students from every corner of the world. Between the two undergraduate programs offered, IE Law works to develop the Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), creating a practical, cuttingedge program that employs a case study method, and benefits from a global perspective.
LOOKING TO THE FUTURE
With more than 35 years experience, IE Law School is currently recognized as a prestigious institution, known for its leadership in the legal sector and its dedication to academic excellence. In fact, it was named one of the best law schools in the world by the Financial Times. Today, it’s widely regarded as a benchmark institution in legal education.
WE ARE BUILDING THE NEW LEGAL LANDSCAPE
Our commitment to using innovative methodologies and providing practical and immersive professional experiences, allows our students to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to work in this profession and to reach their full potential. IE Law School is made up of a prestigious faculty, study programs with a global and multidisciplinary approach to law, and an ecosystem which systematically fosters innovation at all levels.
WE DESIGN THE FUTURE TOGETHER
CONNECTIONS TO THE WORLD OF LAW AND BUSINESS
IE Law School maintains close and strong relationships with the legal community; more than 200 top law firms, multinationals, and companies recognize IE Law School’s excellence and recruit our students.
INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS AND RECOGNITION
IE Law School plays an active role in leading international institutions serving the worldwide legal education community as well as international legal practitioners and bar associations.
IALS represents more than 155 law schools and departments from over 55 countries representing more than 4,500 professors of law. In October 2015, IE Law School hosted the Global Law Deans’ Forum and the Annual Meeting.IALS
The top 25 international law schools are members of the Law Schools Global League, an institution seeking to promote legal education and scholastic research from a global perspective. Since 2015, IE Law School and KOÇ University Law School have chaired the Law Schools Global League.LSGL
The IBA is the world's leading organization of international legal practitioners, bar associations, and international legal associations. IE Law School is involved in various committees with our dean, Javier de Cendra as officer of the Environmental Committee, and our vice dean of international relations, Soledad Atienza, as advisor to the Academic and Professional Development Committee.IBA
ELSA is an international, independent, non-profit organization run by and for students and recent graduates, who are interested in achieving academic and personal excellence that goes beyond their legal or law-related education at university.ELSA