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IE Law School hosts Law Without Walls kick off at Segovia

The “KickOff” in Segovia was an opportunity to get to know the teams and the mentors, and to engage with professionals and entrepreneurs from the fields of law and business to create an invaluable global network.

On January 19 and 20, IE Law School hosted Law Without Walls Kick Off in IE University´s Segovia Campus. Nearly 200 students, professors, entrepreneurs, legal and business experts from law firms and companies –such as Elevate, Axiom, Eversheds, Microsoft and many others – reunited to rethink the profession and propose cutting-edge solutions to issues faced by lawyers and law programs as well as to assess the future of the legal practice in an international and diverse environment.

Thirty of the world’s top international law schools — including Harvard Law School, UCL Laws, Stanford Law School, Fordham Law School, University of St Gallen, among others— participate in LawWithoutWalls and team their students with two lawyer team leaders along with an academic, business, and entrepreneur mentor. The teams identify a problem related to law, business, and technology and develops a practicable solution (including a prototype and a business plan). In the process, LWOW: Refines 21st Century professional skills including entrepreneurial, leadership, presentation, networking, technology, teamwork, project management, business, and cultural competency; recharges the law market with innovations across law, business, and technology and revitalizes relationships with colleagues, clients, and future talent across the globe.

18 Feb 2019

 

Legaltech and Entrepreneurship, Management Skills, News, Students Experience

The Formation of Blockchain-based Smart Contracts in the Light of Contract Law

Are smart contracts marking the end of contract formation as we know it? In an event held by the Jean Monnet Module on Liability of Robots, top ...

12 Feb 2019

 

Business and Corporate Law, Faculty, Legaltech and Entrepreneurship, News

Professor Marina Aksenova receives the Paul Guggenheim Prize for her book Complicity in International Criminal Law

IE Law School´s Marina Aksenova, Professor of International Criminal Law and Director of the ARTIJ Initiative, received The Paul Guggenheim Prize in ...

01 Feb 2019

 

Faculty, Global, Comparative and European Law, News

The Negotiation Table: Full Course, Main Dish or Dessert?

This article outlines the importance of a focus on time in a negotiation and the underlying significance of negotiation to the growth and/or success ...

30 Jan 2019

 

Business and Corporate Law

Two papers authored by Professor Giulio Allevato have been recently published

In the last book “Combating Tax Avoidance in the EU”, Professor Allevato analyses the main peculiarities, under a legal perspective, of the ...

28 Jan 2019

 

Faculty, News

Skills for a successful career in a changing legal market

What are the skills for a successful career in today´s changing legal market? Our Vicedean Soledad Atienza shares her thoughts in this article ...

16 Jan 2019

 

Business and Corporate Law, Global, Comparative and European Law, Management Skills, News

IE Law Professor´s Francisco Marcos articles among 100 best academic articles of Antitrust Law

Concurrences has chosen two of Professors Francisco Marcos articles among the 100 best academic articles of Antitrust Law published in 2018.

The aim of the Antitrust Writing Awards is to promote competition scholarship and to contribute to competition advocacy. The 2019 Antitrust Writing Awards Jury contributes to this achievement by selecting the best writings published in 2018.

A Board and two Steering Committees, composed of leading enforcers, academics and counsels, participate impartially in this selection and seek to reward the most meaningful antitrust publications of 2018. In order to ensure impartiality, members of the Board cannot vote for their own articles, and the Steering Committees and Editorial Committee are not eligible to compete.

Professor Marcos is an expert in economic analysis of law and commercial law, and has enjoyed an intensive career in research and teaching in prestigious universities such as Harvard, Georgetown, California (Berkeley) and Bologna. In October 2006 he was appointed General Director of Competition Policy at the Regional Antitrust Authority, stepping down from that position on September 2009.

16 Jan 2019

 

Faculty, News

Rethinking Constitutional Law

On December 17th, Professor Antonios Kouroutakis gave the lecture ʽRethinking Constitutional Law- at the Sigmund Freud University in Vienna. The ...

10 Jan 2019

 

Faculty, Law, Politics and Economics

10 Faculty winter reading recommendations

With the holiday break around the corner and looking ahead to 2019, it’s the perfect time of the year to curl up with a good book and a steaming ...

07 Dec 2018

 

Faculty

Professor Kouroutakis participated in the evaluation of the anti-terrorism laws organized by the Commission Nationale Consultative des droits de l’Homme

On the occasion of the first anniversary of the law on internal security and fight against terrorism (SILT Law No. 2017-1510) and the official end of ...

06 Dec 2018

 

Faculty, News

Remarkable Bachelor of Laws alumni share their inspiring after-grad experience

On an event organized by the IEU Law Society, four alumni of the Bachelor of Laws degree shared their after-graduation experience, insights on how ...

03 Dec 2018

 

Global, Comparative and European Law, Students Experience

“Law and art can complement each other as they target different areas of the human psyche”

The Art and International Justice Initiative, Directed by Professor Marina Aksenova, is a hub connecting academics, legal practitioners, students and ...

23 Nov 2018

 

Faculty, Law, Politics and Economics, News

Art in the Practice of Reparations at the International Criminal Court and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Professor Marina Aksenova took part in the Workshop ‘Rethinking Reparations in International Law’ at Lauterpracht Centre in Cambridge where she ...

15 Nov 2018

 

Faculty, Law, Politics and Economics, News

Salomé Cisnal is named by Politico as one of the women shaping Brussels

Politico named Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte, Associate Professor of EU Competition Law at IE Law School, one of the 20 women who shape Brussels, a list ...

12 Nov 2018

 

Faculty, Global, Comparative and European Law, Law, Politics and Economics, News

From the Code of Hammurabi to the binary code: Why lawyers should learn to code

There is growing debate as to whether lawyers and legal practitioners need to learn to code or not. Is this a trend or a profound change in the legal industry?

Historically, law has been a code, but today the codes of law are different in nature. From the Babylonian code of law and the Code of Hammurabi, to the computer protocol code behind smart contracts, law and code have are, and have always been linked.

The technological disruption has rapidly become a driver of innovation in civil society. We are currently facing a digital transformation, a profound revolution of all businesses and organizations, processes, competencies and economic models, which leverages the changes and opportunities of the new economy. The digital transformation affects all sectors and every aspect of companies. In this new reality, all industries are affected and there are no reasons why lawyers’ shouldn´t be part of this profound transformation.

Digital transformation provides the legal industry with unknown opportunities for creating value. Several years ago, it took Fortune 500 companies an average of 20 years to reach a billion-dollar valuation. Today’s digital start-ups are getting there in less than 4 years. These rapid advances in digital technology are redefining not only society but also the legal industry, pressured to catch up with the tech scenario.

30 Oct 2018

 

Faculty Opinion, Legaltech and Entrepreneurship

Legal Practice in the Digital Era: Join the conversation at the UIA Congress

IE Law School will be attending the International Association of Lawyers (UIA) Congress taking place in Oporto, Portugal from October 30 to November ...

26 Oct 2018

 

News

IE Law School will be attending the Legal Geek Conference in London

At IE Law School we are excited and very much looking forward to being part of this vibrant and global legaltech startup community that is dedicated ...

08 Oct 2018

 

Legaltech and Entrepreneurship, News

Easy Law, Esquify and Lucius Report: Meet the Legaltech Venture Day finalists and winner

From Singapore through Chicago and finalizing in México City, meet the three finalists —and the winner— of our first Global Legaltech Venture ...

24 Sep 2018

 

Legaltech and Entrepreneurship, News

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