Message For Our Community
TODAY’S GLOBAL CONTEXT CALLS FOR HIGHLY TRAINED LAWYERS
Dear IE Law School Community,
The world is changing like never before, and at IE Law School we are firmly committed to preparing you to work, thrive and build solutions for a complex globalized and digital world.
We need legal professionals prepared to address global challenges and we believe this new environment calls for a global legal education. IE Law School provides you with the knowledge and skills to navigate this dynamic, international environment, and incorporates key multidisciplinary topics including politics, philosophy, economics and the humanities. Legal education that goes beyond borders is now more important than ever, as local solutions or perspectives are not enough. A deep understanding of comparative law will enable you to master the different legal systems and will provide you with a unique and creative global legal mindset.
We recognize the opportunities that lie ahead to harness the power of technology to improve legal education, legal practice, and legal systems, and we are committed to research and teaching in the intersection of law and technology. The use of technology in the provision and digital delivery of legal services is more relevant than ever. At IE Law School, you will explore implications in the frontier of tech and law: from Artificial Intelligence and Data Privacy to issues related to Cybersecurity and Smart Contracts. I invite you to visit our think tank, LawAhead, our Legal tech Innovation Farm, an experiential legal tech lab, and our Jean Monnet Module on “Legal Liability of Robots: a European Vision for a New Legal Regime”.
Training global lawyers requires expertise and innovation in global legal education. We take this challenge seriously and we have launched the Blueprint for Global Legal Education, a joint research project with the International Bar Association (IBA) and the Law School’s Global League to explore trends and challenges of legal education and to make an important contribution to legal education globally. Our world-class international and diverse faculty, with academic and professional background use innovative teaching methodologies and legal industry know-how, and they are the perfect combination to empower you and allow you to enhance your professional outlook.
We would also like to assure you that providing you top legal education is what drives us everyday. During this challenging context, we have been able to move seamlessly to online classes, thanks to our 20 years’ experience in hybrid high-quality formats, an advantage that has been consistently recognized: this year our Global Online MBA has been ranked first worldwide by QS and second by the Financial Times. Our experience in Blended Education and innovative teaching methodologies have allowed us to explore new boundaries in order to move to a liquid learning environment and to provide you the immersive, experiential and practical learning experiences (such as our Legal Clinic, IE Labs and online competitions).
Allow me to conclude by saying that no matter where you are in the world, we are continuously adapting our programs to your needs, to offer you an unparalleled interactive learning journey and transformational experience. The social, technological and complex matters we face today at a global level comprise a moral, ethical, and philosophical dimension, and thus legal professionals are of central importance in the interpretation of these questions.
Lawyers, as architects of society, are called to contribute to solve global social problems. With that same commitment and passion that characterizes us as an institution, we are rethinking higher education and we are taking this opportunity to reinvent 21st century legal education.
Soledad Atienza Becerril
Dean of IE Law School.