At IE Law School, we know that the legal world is much more than a field of study. That’s why our school strives to build a solid foundation of training, innovation and reflection to drive progress in law—a highly demanding and multidisciplinary sector.
In order to foster a holistic vision, we’ve created a series of disruptive initiatives that go far beyond our academic programs, actively helping our students and the global legal community to acquire a universal perspective of legal practice. These initiatives are based on three pillars: professional law, jurisprudence and social sciences.
These three pillars represent our training activity, our response to new challenges and our critical and reflective dimension. At IE Law School we’ve created specific initiatives in order to achieve these objectives: the LawAhead Hub, the LegalTech Innovation Farm, the Clinical Legal Education, the Global Legaltech Venture Days and the Blueprint for Global Legal Education.
The Legal Clinics are the direct reflection of an innovative teaching methodology that places the focus on the student. With this methodology, undergraduate and postgraduate students have the chance to gain in-depth knowledge of legal practice by advising NGOs and startups under the supervision of IE Law School’s instructors and professionals. Thanks to the Legal Clinics, our students can enjoy an enriching real-world experience that allows them to immerse themselves in the professional world of law, while simultaneously contributing to the betterment of society.
In the Global Legaltech Venture Days we travel across the world to meet legal professionals who share a passion for legal technology and a desire to disrupt and improve the legal profession through technology. This global startup competition focuses on legal technologies that have a positive impact on major challenges faced by legal operators or legal systems with the aim to improve their operations and promote the cause of justice.
The unprecedented speed of disruptive technologies is leaving a host of regulatory challenges in its wake. Across the globe, companies and nations are scrambling to catch up, creating regulatory frameworks that facilitate innovation—while still protecting citizens and upholding the rule of law. It’s a daunting challenge and one that requires innovative legal minds who are capable of shaping our shared future.