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 2018Clinical Education, Global, Comparative and European Law, Law, Politics and Economics, News, Students Experience
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 2018Global, 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 2018Global, Comparative and European Law, Law, Politics and Economics, 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 2018Global, 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 2018Legaltech and Entrepreneurship, News
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 2018Legaltech 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 2018Legaltech 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 2018Management Skills, 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 2018Legaltech 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 2018Legaltech and Entrepreneurship, Students Experience
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 2018Clinical 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 2018Global, Comparative and European Law, Students Experience