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Soledad Atienza


Soledad Atienza


Dean IE Law School


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Soledad Atienza is the Dean of IE Law School and has an extensive academic experience and a global vision of legal education. Prior to that, she practiced law at the leading Spanish law firm Pérez-Llorca for five years.

She earned her Ph.D. in Social Sciences from IE University and is currently a law professor. Her expertise includes the areas of comparative law and legal teaching methods. Soledad has an Executive MBA degree from IE Business School and a Certificate in European Studies from the European Institute of the University of Saarland in Germany. She was a visiting student at Cornell University in New York and holds a law degree from the CEU San Pablo University in Spain.

Soledad Atienza is Co-Chair of the Commission for the Future of Legal Services of the IBA (International Bar Association), and has co-directed the “Blueprint on global legal education”. She is also co-director of the Pérez-Llorca / IE Chair of Business Law and author of the book “Enseñar Derecho. ¿Puede servirnos la experiencia de Estados Unidos?” (“Teaching Law: Can the U.S. experience help us?”), published by Editorial Aranzadi.


Academic Background:

  • PhD in Social Sciences, IE University
  • Ex MBA, IE Business School
  • ZertifiKat über Europäische Studien, Europa Institut, Universität des Saarlandes (Germany)
  • Law Degree, CEU San Pablo

Professsional Experience:

  • 2020, Dean IE Law School
  • 2015 – 2020, Vice Dean for International Relations, IE Law School
  • 2010 – 2020,  Director Undergraduate Studies in Law,  IE University
  • 1998 – 2003, Lawyer, Pérez-Llorca Law firm
  • 2005 – 2010, Associate Director Master programs IE Law School


The Evolution of Legal Education in Spain

Published by: Journal of Legal Education
Editors: Journal of Legal Education

Moving Towards an International Legal Education in Spain

Published by: Springer International Publishing
Editors: : Christophe Jamin & William van Caenegem

Teaching Law. Can the teaching US model teach us something?

Published by: Aranzadi / Thomson Reuters (Legal) Limited
Editors: : Thomson Reuters (Legal) Limited

Legal Clinics as a Legal Education Model to train Lawyers. A US perspective

Published by: Aranzadi / Thomson Reuters (Legal) Limited
Editors: Javier Ignacio Zaragoza Tejada & Antonio Sempere Navarro