The Master of Laws (LL.M.) study plan has been designed to balance theory with practice and provide a wide-ranging global outlook of key international jurisdictions. Our Comparative Law methodology confers deep insight into different legal systems, while an interdisciplinary approach provides the foundation for a transformative experience that will make you the T-shaped lawyer the future of the industry demands.
The program is structured so you have the unique opportunity to choose a specialization based on your interests since the beginning and throughout the entire learning journey. You can choose any of these specializations: International Business Law, Intellectual Property and Technology Law, International Dispute Resolution or International Taxation. Our program will empower you to embark on a transformational journey that allows you to gain a deeper understanding of the legal landscape.
This is an interactive Program Structure designed to help you explore your Master of Laws (LL.M.); by clicking in each period you can navigate through this dynamic platform and deepen your understanding of your journey during the program including the subjects and their descriptions.
The Master of Laws (LL.M.) Postgraduate Diplomas of Expert (PgDip) provide an opportunity for students to further enrich their learning journey. Whichever of the four specializations you choose, you’ll graduate with an internationally recognized certification to validate your expertise to help you pursue your own vision of your professional future.
These are dynamic and practical experiences delivered in collaboration with top firms in the sector.
IE Law School’s 50 years of teaching experience is rooted in corporate law. Our experience in the specialization runs deep, and we are proud to continue growing and shifting with the times. The world continues to change dramatically—lawyers are now required to gain a theoretical, business and practical understanding of international law to manage clients’ needs and expectations, and the transversal skill set to deliver on them.
International Business Law teaches students to design, structure, manage and complete cross-border corporate transactions, building a well-rounded understanding of legal project management, effective conflict resolution, global business and drafting, as well as the soft skills needed to thrive in a multicultural workplace.
With the Intellectual Property and Technology Law specialization students will benefit from a joint specialization diploma from IE Law School and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), an intergovernmental organization and specialized agency of the United Nations. This is designed to teach students to advise companies on the protection of their IP assets, the building of their IP portfolio, and the legal management and protection of data.
Featuring practical skills and projects, and a mix of mandatory and elective modules, you’ll also gain comprehensive insight into the legal, technical and ethical challenges and opportunities associated with law, technology and innovation.
Defending clients’ rights in a dispute is a lawyer’s quintessential role. However, today’s globalized world has multiplied the variety of forms, settings, jurisdictions and legal systems that attorneys need to navigate in order to make those rights prevail. New talent is required in this specific discipline. That’s why the International Dispute Resolution specialization is a collaboration between IE Law School and the International Court of Arbitration of the ICC, designed to foster the development of new professionals with new mindsets in this important aspect of law.
You’ll test yourself from day one in moot competitions and then dig deeper into legal issues of your choice, such as contract law or damages.
Our specialization in International Taxation teaches students the comparative and international tax knowledge to develop, structure and confidently manage taxation strategy. You’ll gain a background in the fundamentals of business law and a holistic overview of the taxation landscape, ensuring you understand the tax implications of global business models, as well as enabling you to identify tax risks and opportunities as they relate to corporations.
The comprehensive understanding of the multi-jurisdictional implications of global business models that you’ll receive will build a combined legal expertise covering economics, tax structures and the implications of technology on the taxation landscape. You’ll cover everything from VAT and other indirect taxes to the tax implications of wealth management and double-tax treaties on cross-border income.
As part of your Masters of Laws (LL.M.) students have the option to participate in a hands-on experience outside the classroom. Based on the specialization students choose, they can visit institutions and firms either in Paris, London or Geneva. This is an amazing opportunity for students not only to meet top experts in the legal world but within the field they are most passionate about. From practical workshops and panel discussions to masterclasses and networking sessions, students can get the most practical perspective of the industry.
The Master of Laws (LL.M.) recognizes the value of experience by including a personalized mentoring program alongside curricular studies. In a series of one-to-one meetings over a ten-month period, experienced law professionals offer their insights, experience and support. Students have an opportunity to build a bond with a senior professional who has walked the path before and understands the challenges they’re facing, as well as the chance to enhance their professional network in this globalized, transforming sector.
Master of Laws (LL.M.) participants will benefit from the following aspects:
– Improvement of professional insertion through the creation of professional contact networks thanks to the help of mentors.
– Increased exchange of experience: senior partners are more willing to exchange experience gained in the law firms with new junior arrivals. Newcomers, in turn, are more likely to listen and learn from them.
– Individualized counseling service and effective support to become a successful professional. Improvement of professional insertion through the creation of professional contact networks thanks to the help of mentors.
Expand you career options globally
IE University has agreements with prestigious universities in over 20 countries worldwide. This allows our students to spend a semester abroad which is included in the program fee, enriching their studies while also giving them the option to travel and broaden their perspectives.
The Master of Laws (LL.M.) offers outstanding opportunities for all students to apply for a period of study at one of these partner institutions. An award process applies to these positions, as places are limited to one or two exchange students per partner university.
Since the modern reality of law is international, studying our Master of Laws (LL.M.) actually opens doors on the global stage. We have partnered with BARBRI, the number one bar examination review course in the United States, to give our LL.M. students qualified as lawyers the chance to take the California Bar Examination and the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) in England and Wales.
No. The Master of Laws (LL.M.) is for individuals who already have a law degree (LL.B) and some professional legal experience. In addition, you will need to pass an entrance exam and an online admissions assessment. Our admissions process is quite competitive, so we recommend applying well ahead of time to have a better chance of obtaining a place in the program.
IE University's Master of Laws (LL.M.) takes 10 months to complete. The study plan is divided into four periods, with the option to add extra certifications or experiences or complete a semester abroad.
IE University offers four different specializations as part of our Master of Laws (LL.M.), each of which brings equal value to your professional development. You can select the specialization that best suits your professional goals and aspirations: International Business Law, International Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property and Technology Law, or International Taxation.