Master of Laws (LL.M.) - Careers

Above and beyond borders of a single legal system

Career opportunities for LL.M. graduates

Our international and multidisciplinary faculty trains the next generation of global lawyers and legal professionals who are able to navigate our increasingly complex and interconnected world. Our experiential and comparative approach to international legal and business matters equips LL.M. students with both the theoretical and practical knowledge needed to thrive at the global intersection of law, technology and the economy. Graduates from our Master in Laws (LL.M.) go on to succeed at some of the world’s most prestigious and influential law firms, consultancies and multinational organizations. Discover where your career could take you below.
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    Our International Business Law graduates possess the legal, commercial, technological and economic know-how to take on key positions at international law firms of their choosing.

    Prospective roles include:

    International corporate lawyer at a multinational law firm
    In-house lawyer in a multinational corporation
    Legal consultant
    Legal expert


    In a global marketplace, disputes are negotiated and resolved across borders. Our International Dispute Resolution graduates are in prime position to negotiate and resolve conflicts for clients across jurisdictions.

    Prospective roles include:

    Associate in Dispute Resolution
    Legal Counsel in Dispute Resolution
    Commercial Litigation Associate
    Lawyer specializing in arbitration law and international trade law
    Lawyer in some of the top arbitration practices
    In-house conflict resolution lawyer at large multinationals


    Intellectual property & technology lawyers advise clients on how to register and protect one of their most vital assets: intellectual capital. As data has become the most important currency in our society, these lawyers will find increasingly complex and engaging matters to advise on.

    Prospective roles include:

    In-house IP lawyer at global organizations
    IP counsel at a startup
    Data protection and cybersecurity lawyer
    Commercial or competition lawyer
    Specialized lawyer in Entertainment, Media, Art, or Sports Law

“The supreme value of my IE University experience not only in exploring new horizons, but also in giving me purpose, carving my own path and building up a professional profile that is now stronger than ever.”
Raffaele Piemonte, Legal Counsel at Fondazione ENEA Tech

78% of alumni found employment within 6 months of graduation

54% of graduates took on corporate roles, while 23% went into the IP industry

Career Report Master of Laws (LL.M.)

The legal sector is rapidly transforming, and international organizations are in search of professionals who can tackle cross-border challenges. This highly practical program gives students the global skill set needed to thrive in today’s borderless commercial landscape.

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Career success after your LL.M.

There are more opportunities than ever in the legal profession. Likewise, there is a renewed demand for specialized skills. In these videos, experts from the top ranks of law share key practices for success in this fast-paced global industry, offering advice and insights for different areas of specialization. Hear from these top practitioners to open your mind to a world of career opportunities—and the latest trends defining them.


Every year, our students are recruited by some of the most important companies and legal firms worldwide. You'll benefit from IE Law School's diversity, with students from different academic backgrounds and sectors.
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Every year we receive students from all corners of the world. They come with different aspirations, ideas, and expectations to join an environment defined by its international outlook and rich diversity. Our students are characterized by having a global perspective, motivation towards achieving their personal and professional goals, an entrepreneurial spirit that sparks their creativity, and a profound desire of leaving their mark wherever they go.
"In a world where it seems to be progressively harder to “stand out among the crowd,” recruiters seemed to appreciate an internationally recognized university such as IE Law School."
"The soft skills that I have acquired and developed throughout the program are essential for facing the challenges of today’s legal industry and addressing the demanding issues that I deal with in my day-to-day professional life."
"Today, I am able to approach clients’ situations internally and externally. I can use my expertise to advise them with a legal perspective that also makes managerial sense."
"The master gave me the confidence to get involved in both the legal and commercial side of transactions. As a result, I feel that now I have a more comprehensive vision of the sector."
"The wide range of insights I have gained into other legal systems has helped me provide better advice to my clients."

Technology & Entrepreneurship – Alejandro Artacho

Alejandro Artacho, alumnus of the LL.M. and CEO and Co-founder of Spotahome brought his business idea to life after his time at IE Law School. Nowadays, Spotahome employs directly more than 300 people and indirectly almost 500. It has raised $72M in capital, including a Series B led by Silicon Valley based Kleiner Perkins.

In 2019, Alejandro won the Creators category of the EPIC awards of the Global Alumni Relations Departament. Currently, Artacho is an Adjunct Professor of IE Law School.


Learn from the hand of Beatriz Gómez-Trenor all the services by the Talent & Career Department.

IE Law School has an impact in your career

Your law degree will open many doors and the IE Talent & Careers Center will guide you every step of the way and help you make the most of your legal career.

IE Talent & Careers has a twofold commitment. On the one hand they seek to help students take full advantage of their professional opportunities, while on the other they also provide the recruiters who hire our talent with support to provide them access to the profiles that best suit their requirements.

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