IE University and ITAM (Mexico) sign a partnership agreement to offer dual law programs
The agreement will allow law students from both universities to obtain two degrees in five years: the Bachelor of Laws in Spain and Mexico and a Bachelor of Laws in Mexico and an LLM at IE.
In the spirit of developing the teaching of law with a global and entrepreneurial approach, IE and ITAM are offering two Dual Degree programs. On the one hand, law students from both institutions will be able to obtain two degrees in five years: the IE Bachelor of Laws and the Mexican Bachelor in Law. On the other hand, law students at ITAM will have the opportunity to earn a Dual Degree of the Bachelor in Law from ITAM and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from IE Law School. The program will last a total of five years, where the first four years are studied at ITAM in Mexico City, and the final year at IE Law School in Madrid, Spain.
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.
Achieve a Dual Degree in Law
Law students from both institutions will be able to complete the first three years of their degree at the headquarters of IE University in Madrid, Spain, and the last two years at ITAM, 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 promotes the teaching of law from a global and business perspective.
“We believe that global, practical and cutting-edge law is the best way forward for its future practice. This 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 institution in global professional legal education. This alliance will only result in the development of better generations of lawyers,” said Jorge Cerdió, Dean of ITAM.
Graduates from this program will be trained to practice law at an international level, thanks to the comparative law methodology and comprehensive study of both the Spanish and Mexican legal systems.
Access to an ITAM Law Degree and an LL.M. at IE
Students participating in this program will complete the first four years of the Law Degree at ITAM, and will expand on this in their fifth year with the Master of Laws (LL.M.) at IE Law School. Thus, they will earn two degrees in five years: an ITAM Law Degree and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from IE Law School.
Under this agreement, ITAM will recognize academic credits earned on the IE Law School Master of Laws (LL.M.), which are necessary to complete the ITAM Law Degree curriculum. Therefore, ITAM will award its Law Degree once students have achieved both the total required academic credits of the Bachelor’s in Law and the recognized credits of the Master of Laws (LL.M.)
“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.