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LLB students win the European Human Rights Moot Court Competition

Learn what students have to say about their journey at the European Human Rights Moot Court Competition in Strasbourg and why mooting offers a unique opportunity and an invaluable experience.

On Friday 4 May, students from our Bachelor of Laws were declared winners of the sixth edition of the European Moot Court Competition on the European Convention on Human Rights in Strasbourg, France, winning a traineeship at the European Court of Human Rights.

Aida Fernandez, Marie Trapet, Luis Moyano and Marit Thomasdotter, along with the professors Amaya Úbeda and Maria Diaz, are the participants who won the finals against the team from the King’s College (London).

Nineteen universities across 14 countries (including (Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Kingdom) have competed in a fictive case regarding the right to the freedom of religion. The jury was composed of judges from the Court and senior Council of Europe officials amongst other prominent figures.

 

16 May 2018

 

Clinical Education, Global, Comparative and European Law, Law, Politics and Economics, News, Students Experience

Spotahome, a startup co-founded by IE Law alumni, adquires Erasmusu and establishes the first European Proptech holding company

Spotahome co-founder and CEO Alejandro Artacho continues to expand and position the Madrid-based startup as the go-to resource for mid to long-term ...

11 May 2018

 

Legaltech and Entrepreneurship, News

Pablo Arias Echevarría on the end of EU roaming charges

In a conference organized by the IEU Law Society, Pablo Arias Echeverría, former Member of the European Parliament, talked about the importance of ...

08 May 2018

 

Global, Comparative and European Law, News, Students Experience

Manuel Muñiz on Democracy and Prosperity in the 21st Century

Manuel Muñiz, Dean of the School of International Relations at IE University, participated in the Global Forum of IE Law School where he discussed ...

05 May 2018

 

Global, Comparative and European Law, Law, Politics and Economics, Students Experience

Smart Laws for Smart Cities

There is a growing consciousness for the application of a smart city agenda in the modern governance. How can governance ensure that the function of ...

30 Apr 2018

 

Legaltech and Entrepreneurship, Students Experience

Brussels Experience Week: Exploring International Law from the heart of the EU

One of the highlights of the International Business Law program for many is the Brussels Experience Week, a unique networking and learning experience ...

26 Apr 2018

 

Global, Comparative and European Law, Students Experience

The startup EasyLaw wins the first Legaltech Venture Day at Singapore

Earlier this month, Easylaw, a startup that makes law efficient, affordable and simple, won the first Legaltech Venture Day at TechLaw.Fest in Singapore.

On April 5, the Law School´s Global League, with the support of Ontier, IE and the collaboration of South Summit, organized the first Legaltech Venture Day at TechLaw.Fest in Singapore. Competitors had about seven minutes to present a business pitch and answer questions from a panel of judges, who deliberated and selected the winning startup. EasyLaw , a Malaysian startup that helps lawyers and property investors calculate legal fees, stamp duties and real property gains tax for property transactions, was crowned the winner.

This app allows lawyers and property investors save time and resources that can be allocated to further growth of businesses and other priorities. June Low, Founder of EasyLaw, explains: “The main feature is a tool to help lawyers and property investors calculate legal fees, stamp duties and real property gains tax for property transactions. Lawyers tend to do calculations manually, for example by using spreadsheets. Our app allows them to do the calculations faster, with just a few clicks. We also have a directory of commissioners for oaths. When used with your phone’s GPS, it can help you find commissioners for oaths nearest to you. Another handy feature is “Top 10 Malaysian Statutes”, which lawyers can use to quickly look up statutes wherever they are. The alternative is to carry physical books around. With EasyLaw, you have it on your phone”.

20 Apr 2018

 

Legaltech and Entrepreneurship, News

Disruptive Tech Week: Food for Thought on AI and Cybersecurity

From self-driving cars to robots, modern technology was envisioned in films long before it became reality. During the Disruption Tech Week, a week of ...

19 Apr 2018

 

Legaltech and Entrepreneurship, News, Students Experience

What is ‘Big Data’? And why should I care?

If you’re reading this on your laptop or on your phone, take a second to double check that your wifi is on and you’re not wasting data. Now, is ...

13 Apr 2018

 

Legaltech and Entrepreneurship, Students Experience

How IE Law School´s new initiative will lead legal innovation in Spain

IE Law School is leading innovation in the sector with a new initiative that will accelerate the development of technological solutions to address ...

03 Apr 2018

 

Legaltech and Entrepreneurship, News

LSGL, Ontier and IE launch Global Legal Tech Venture Days at Tech Law Fest in Singapore

Law School´s Global League, with the support of Ontier, IE and the collaboration of South Summit, are organizing a Legaltech Venture Day at ...

22 Mar 2018

 

Legaltech and Entrepreneurship, News

10 skills you will need to thrive in tomorrow´s legal job market

The world of work is changing – and some jobs are changing faster than others. According to the latest research, and top experts, the following ...

21 Mar 2018

 

Management Skills, News

Legaltech trends that are reshaping the industry (and how to stay up to date)

The Young Lawyers´ Training Course on “The Fundamentals of International Legal Business Practice: Challenges and Trends for the XXI Century ...

20 Mar 2018

 

Legaltech and Entrepreneurship, News

Security and Privacy Challenges of Connected Toys: Can you trust your children’s new best friends?

Connected toys can bring a range of benefits to both parent and child, but there are also rising concerns with regards to security and privacy.

19 Mar 2018

 

Legaltech and Entrepreneurship, Students Experience

Facebooks and its Privacy problems

On February 16, 2018, the Belgian court ordered Facebook to delete illegally collected data or face fines of up to €100m, or daily €250,000 for breaking privacy laws by tracking people on third-party sites without information and consent.

In 2015, the Commission for the Protection of Privacy (CPP) took Facebook to the Belgian court for breaching EU law tracking all visitors without their explicit consent. The court ordered Facebook to stop tracking non-members at the end of 2015, but the company challenged the Belgian´s court jurisprudiction over the matter, alleging its European headquarters were in Dublin. They won the appeal, but it has now been overturned.

The Belgian court resolved on February 16th that Facebook had broken privacy laws by tracking people on third-party sites. The network has therefore been ordered to delete all data it had collected illegally on Belgian citizens (including non-Facebook-users) by placing cookies and invisible pixels on third party web sites. They have also been accused of not obtaining the user´s explicit consent to collect and store all this information. For example, in their app for smartphones, a location service was pre-activated that reveals a user’s location to people they are chatting to; in the privacy settings, pre-ticked boxes allowed search engines to link to the user’s personal profiles, meaning that anyone could easily access them. Finally, they are also facing accusations regarding insufficiently informing their users about the kind of data they collect, for which purposes it is used and how long it is stored.

09 Mar 2018

 

Legaltech and Entrepreneurship, Students Experience

Five technologies lawyers shouldn’t ignore

From Big Data to Blockchain, Marti Manent gives us a glimpse of the five technologies that lawyers mustn´t ignore if they want to succeed in ...

26 Feb 2018

 

Legaltech and Entrepreneurship, Management Skills

Challenges and trends for the XXI century lawyer

The International Bar Association (IBA) Young Lawyers´ Committee has partnered with IE Law School to launch a Young Lawyers´ Training Course on ...

23 Feb 2018

 

Clinical Education, Global, Comparative and European Law, Legaltech and Entrepreneurship, Management Skills

How IE Law School prepares tomorrow’s greatest leaders in global law

Our law students are part of a vibrant, global and diverse community, and have access to infinite learning opportunities throughout their studies.

20 Feb 2018

 

Global, Comparative and European Law, Students Experience

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