IE University and ITAM sign a collaboration agreement to offer a new Dual Degree in Law
The agreement will allow law students from both universities to obtain two degrees in five years: the Bachelor of Laws in Spain and Mexico.
IE Law School at IE University and the Law School of Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) in Mexico City have signed a collaboration agreement to offer a new Dual Degree law program from both institutions. This program will allow law students to obtain two degrees: a Bachelor of Laws in Spain and a Bachelor of Laws in Mexico (a professional degree granted by the Mexican government).
Students in the program will spend the first three years of their law degree studying at IE University in Madrid, Spain. The last two years will be completed at ITAM in Mexico City.
The aim of this agreement is to train lawyers who understand different legal systems in order to facilitate their professional practice in other countries. It also allows students to learn about law from a global and business perspective.
“This agreement between IE Law School and ITAM reinforces our commitment to training lawyers with an international focus by offering unique programs that allow our graduates to practice law in both Spain and Mexico. It is an honor for our law school to partner with ITAM in order to continue promoting legal education with a global perspective,” said Soledad Atienza, Dean of IE Law School.
“We believe that global, practical and cutting-edge law is the optimal path for the future of the legal profession. The agreement between IE Law School and ITAM serves as a tool that allows graduates to do precisely that—become global lawyers. We are delighted to work closely with IE Law School, a pioneering and state-of-the-art institution in global legal education. It is an alliance that can only result in the best generation of lawyers,” explains Jorge Cerdio, Dean of the Mexico Autonomous Institute of Technology (ITAM).
Graduates from this joint Dual Degree program will be trained to practice law at an international level, not only through the comparative law methodology, but also with a thorough understanding of both the Spanish and Mexican legal systems.
As active members of the Law Schools Global League, ITAM and IE Law School are both committed to global legal education and academic research. To that end, the universities have closely collaborated on various joint activities—in addition to the recent Dual Degree program—including the Blueprint for Global Legal Education, an international research initiative that develops a framework for global legal education aimed at understanding the impact of globalization and technology on this area of learning. The conclusions drawn from this research will be presented this November at the International Bar Association’s annual conference.