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.

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.

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.

  • Allen & Overy | IE Law School
  • Baker Mckenzie | IE Law School
  • Clifford Chance | IE Law School
  • Cuatrecasas | IE Law School
  • Deloitte | IE Law School
  • Eversheds Sutherland Nicea | IE Law School
  • Erns & Young | IE Law School
  • ONTIER | IE Law School
  • Pérez-Llorca | IE Law School
  • PwC | IE Law School
  • White & Case | IE Law School

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.

International Association of Law Schools | IE Law School

International Association of Law Schools

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
Law Schools Global League | IE Law School

Law Schools Global League

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
International BAR Association

International Bar Association

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
The European Law Students' Association (ELSA) | IE Law School

European Law Students’ Association

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
European Commission

The European Module

The European Module is a prestigious endorsement granted by the European Commission recognizing institutions that offer innovative undergraduate law degrees.

European Module

International Accreditations

IE is recognized by the four most prestigious business training accrediting bodies and associations in the world.

  • AACSB International | IE Law School
  • EQUIS ACCREDITED | IE Law School
  • amba | IE Law School

GET TO KNOW OUR COMMUNITY

There’s a story, an aspiration, and a dream behind every member of IE Law School. Discover some of the inspiring journeys that have brought our students and professors to where they are today.

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