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Master of Laws (LL.M.)

Above and beyond borders of a single legal system
duration10 months
languageEnglish
locationMadrid
intakeSeptember
Mode of studyIn-person
FormatFull-Time
duration10 months
languageEnglish
locationMadrid
intakeSeptember
Mode of studyIn-person
FormatFull-Time

MASTER OF LAWS (LL.M.)

IE Law School’s Master of Laws (LL.M.) offers an intensive, high-level education dedicated to educating well-rounded legal practitioners who will make an impact working in any part of the sector.

The Master of Laws (LL.M.) program is unmatched as a transformational journey, both professionally and personally. Grow your profile while advancing your career in an immersive experience specifically designed to foster an international mindset.

This is a program designed for maximum impact, and as such not only imparts a global view of legal practice, an innovative mindset and the professional skills to make you an impactful player on the international legal scene, it also allows for tight focus on what matters to you. As well as your Master of Laws (LL.M.) the program also enables you to study for Postgraduate Diploma of Expert (PgDip) certification.

PgDip puts you in charge of your future by offering you one of four specializations: International Business Law, Intellectual Property and Technology Law, International Dispute Resolution and International Taxation. Open doors in the legal profession in the area that you’re most passionate about.

What’s more, thanks to its commitment to the development of complementary business skills and knowledge, the Master of Laws (LL.M.) also includes the Certificate in Foundations of Business Management, issued by IE Business School, allowing you to become the impactful lawyer you strive to be.

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WHO IS THIS PROGRAM FOR

individuals who...

Have a law degree and professional legal background and are now ready to tackle the complex global challenges faced by corporations, law firms, consulting firms and international institutions.

professionals looking for...

Personal transformation and a new way of thinking about law. The Master of Laws (LL.M.) is designed to improve students’ entire attitude towards the profession, as well as their lawyering skills. A way to find your own voice within the legal sector, focusing on what you want to specialize in and boosting your opportunities on your own path.

people who want to become...

  •  Lawyer in a full-service business law firm
  • Lawyer in a specialized boutique
  • In-house lawyer in a multinational corporation
  • Legal officer in an international organization
  • Dispute Resolution lawyer
  •  IP & Tech lawyer
  • Tax lawyer

OUR MASTER OF LAWS (LL.M.), A SURE PATH TO SUCCESS

This Master of Laws (LL.M.) is unique among top law schools globally since it focuses sharply on impact. Led by diverse, experienced academics and legal experts, you’ll stay ahead of the trends due to our applied methodologies, gaining a global perspective on the profession thanks to exposure to experienced practitioners and the comparative methodology they leverage in their approach to the study of law. You’ll emerge ready to make your impact on the legal world.

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PREPARE FOR THE REALITIES OF THE WORKPLACE

The Master of Laws (LL.M.) is a rigorous, challenging program designed to prepare its graduates for the real world of law. Through its highly demanding study plan, you’ll be comprehensively trained for legal practice, learning from legal experts from top companies and alongside leading professionals from the sector. You’ll explore the depth and breadth of the theory and practice of law, while completing practical exercises that reflect the complexity of today’s legal landscape.

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DIVERSE TEACHING FOR DIVERSE THINKING

Today’s legal landscape is as diverse as it is intricate, and the Master of Laws (LL.M.) immerses you in that diversity by selecting its elite cohort from all over the world. You’ll gain exposure to different ways of thinking, different approaches and mindsets to open your mind to new and innovative solutions. You’ll explore the current trends and challenges in key international legal jurisdictions, developing a holistic global outlook. And our faculty—sector experts with experience at the very top law firms—will pass on their industry-leading insights to add unprecedented depth and authenticity to your learning journey.

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BECOME A PURPOSEFUL, THOUGHTFUL, IMPACTFUL LAWYER

The Master of Laws (LL.M.) is about the realities of today’s legal practice. Our teaching methodologies are solution-oriented, designed to impart strategic analysis, innovation and diverse viewpoints in your decision-making. In-class discussion features not just as a side-effect of the curriculum, but as a core element that challenges you to see through a different lens and make yourself the very best lawyer. That’s why you’ll learn real lawyering skills—that are not taught in traditional legal education—to make you a more effective and impactful lawyer. Plus, you’ll complete real projects and challenges set by top law firms and enjoy guest speakers, networking events, legal challenges, seminars and more opportunities that underpin the international heart of the program.

CHOOSE YOUR OWN AREA OF LAW STUDY

With the Master of Laws (LL.M.) program, students will also obtain a Postgraduate Diploma of Expert (PgDip) in one of four areas of expertise:

Each PgDip specialization option is designed in unique collaboration with top companies, law firms and renowned institutions. Providing academic and professional development programs in one of four discrete areas of international law, a specialization will empower you to follow the career path in the legal sector that most interests you, demonstrating your experience, passion for and excellence in the speciality to potential employers.

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International Business Law

Intellectual Property and Technology Law

Intellectual Property and Technology Law

International Dispute Resolution

International Dispute Resolution

International Taxation

International Taxation

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GLOBAL LEGAL VISION

In today’s globalized economic context, future graduates need to prepare for life as effective leaders on the world stage. At IE Law School, we work with comparative law methodology, that allows Master of Laws (LL.M.) students to interact with the current trends, insights and challenges present in key international legal jurisdictions to develop a wholly global outlook.

Comparing different legal systems and collaborating with partners, such as BARBRI, will expand your imagination as a lawyer, enabling you to make richer, more innovative analogies, find solutions more quickly.

Students begin by discovering the differences between common law and civil law systems, before tackling key issues regarding conflict of laws, European Union law and international law. Alongside this, students develop their professional skills and reflect on professional ethics issues, preparing them for success in distinct organizational environments. You’ll gain a truly global vision and knowledge that will prepare you for the complexities of transnational practice.

STUDYING AT IE LAW SCHOOL: AN ENRICHING LEARNING EXPERIENCE

Participants of the Master of Laws (LL.M.) will have the opportunity to experience much more than just the academic element of the program. Through additional opportunities that add depth and value to the degree, including mentoring programs and out-of-classroom experiences, our students leave with the deep skills they need to work side by side with clients, leading in legal practice and innovation at a global level.

Legal Immersion Experience

LEGAL IMMERSION EXPERIENCE

During your Master of Laws (LL.M.) you have the option to get of the classroom and into the legal world. You have the opportunity to visit a European city and immerse yourself in the firms and institutions that relate to your chosen specialization. This is an incredible opportunity to see the real work of legal professionals being done firsthand, not only at the top of the sector but in the field you’re most passionate about.

Moot Courts

MOOT COURTS

Students also have the option, on a voluntary basis, to take part in a number of moot competitions to improve their research, analysis and debating skills. IE Law School fully supports students who choose to take part in these prestigious and valuable experiences, helping you prepare for competitions like the renowned Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court Competition in Vienna, or the highly esteemed European Law Moot Court and Moot Court Madrid.

Legal Clinc

IE LEGAL CLINIC

The IE Legal Clinic gives undergraduate and postgraduate students real-life, professional practice by providing various pro bono services. Thanks to the clinic, and under the guidance of professors and lawyers, participating students provide legal advice to NGOs and startups regarding social projects around the world. Participation in this outstanding opportunity is subject to a candidate-selection process.

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MENTORING PROGRAM

Throughout the Master of Laws (LL.M.), every student who requests it will have the opportunity to take part in a mentorship program with a leading professional from a top law firm. This is an outstanding chance to build a bond with a senior legal professional and receive individualized counseling and personalized support from somebody working at the sharp end of law. It also greatly enhances networking opportunities. Students also have the chance to gain an internship at a leading firm to continue their career development.

OFFICIAL DEGREE

Students must fulfill the following requirements to be able to request the issuance of the Official University Degree upon completion of the Master Program. If educational prerequisites are not provided and/or if the requirements are not met on time, the student will not be able to request the official university degree as issued by the Spanish government. In this case, the studies will not be official under Spanish educational regulations.

LEADING EXPERTS AT IE LAW SCHOOL

At the heart of IE Law School, we firmly believe that learning extends beyond textbooks and lectures, and that meaningful connections play a pivotal role in shaping one's professional growth and future success. By hosting a diverse array of experts and thought leaders, we empower our students to gain insights into a wide range of topics that shape the global landscape.

Life at IE Law School

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CHASING NEW HORIZONS

Our Master of Laws (LL.M.) is also a study in diversity. Not only will you learn alongside professionals from around the globe and a variety of backgrounds, but our world-renowned faculty is also selected among professional practitioners from every part of the planet and the profession. What’s more, our campus offers access to the latest technology and ample spaces to explore the career pathways that lay before you.

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Campus Life

Outside the classroom, the Campus Life office is the beating heart of your experience, coordinating a wide range of activities to enable you to broaden your personal horizons and discover passions you never knew you had. And with plenty of opportunities for networking, you’ll build a rich and diverse network of peers from over 160 countries and every conceivable subject and sector. Your campus life at IE Law School will be just as enriching as your academic life—with more than 120 student clubs to choose from, the adventure you experience at IE Law School is up to you.

Well-being at IE University

Well-being at IE University

IE Law School along with the IE Center for Health & Well-being strive to create a supportive and thriving community by prioritizing the students’ well-being. The center offers a diverse range of activities such as workshops to raise awareness of well-being's importance, resources for mental health support, weekly mindfulness sessions and extracurricular courses. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to join themed events like Happiness Week and Kindness, Empathy, and Compassion Week.

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What is a Master of Laws (LL.M.)?

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A Master of Laws (LL.M.) is a postgraduate law degree that allows law students and professionals to gain specialized expertise in a particular area. The Master of Laws (LL.M.) at IE University is an in-depth legal program designed to balance theory with practice while giving you a global outlook on key international jurisdictions. The program uses our Comparative Law methodology to provide insight into different legal systems worldwide and prepare students to make a global impact.

What does LL.M. stand for?

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LL.M. is the abbreviation for Master of Laws, which is an internationally recognized postgraduate degree in law. It is sometimes referred to as a Legum Magister. IE University's Master of Laws (LL.M.) is a 10-month program designed to deepen your understanding of international law and broaden your global perspective.

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