IE Law School’s faculty comprises internationally recognized researchers who ensure that our students are exposed to the latest perspectives in the study of Law. Notably, our faculty exhibits a constant commitment to innovation and a distinctive approach in their intellectual contributions through individual research. They actively engage in ambitious collaborative projects, frequently garnering support, recognition, and funding from many public and international institutions.
Together with the substantial research carried through our faculty, we are proud of the investigation and the intellectual production of our adjunct faculty as practitioners who formalize their knowledge and experience through their individual efforts or collaboration with our research centers.
Research spaces that bring together IE Law School’s faculty, researchers from other schools and universities, and experts to address some of the most pressing issues faced by the legal world.
The Jean Monnet Center of Excellence for Law and Automation (Lawtomation) is a focal point of competence and knowledge on the impact of automation on law that promotes excellence in teaching and research. Lawtomation develops synergies between legal experts and data scientists in an open dialogue with policymakers, civil servants, practitioners and civil society at large.
The IE Center for European Studies is a space for reflection and dissemination on current issues related to the European Union. Its purpose is to contribute to key debates for the consolidation of the European integration project, from an economic, social, and legal perspective.
In addition to these spaces, IE Law School has a number of other centers for promoting collaboration and knowledge exchange and attracting leading experts and academics that are financed and supported by companies from various sectors.
Externally funded research clusters that promote learning and innovation and help us spread knowledge.
Hosted by IE Law School under the direction of Professor Marco de Benito, it is the first Chair entirely devoted to the study and dissemination of the ELI-UNIDROIT Model Rules of European Civil Procedure.
Our faculty’s research is supported by prestigious competitive grants from public and private institutions, including the European Commission and the Spanish Government.
The research project “STrATE: The Strategic Responsibility of States in the European Union” seeks to explore the resilience of the EU and its Member States to the most pressing societal challenges, such as the COVID-19 crisis and the green and digital transitions. Funded by the Spanish Government’s national research arm, it is a collective endeavor undertaken by six IE Law School professors: Fernando Pastor (Principal Investigator), Giulio Allevato, Marie-José Garot, Antonios Kouroutakis, Charlotte Leskinen and Sara Sánchez.
The research project "Boss Ex Machina: Mapping and Understanding the Technological Transformation of Managerial Prerogatives in Workplaces Driven by Machines, AI and Algorithms", is the first Marie Curie Fellowship obtained by a researcher at IE Law School, Professor Antonio Aloisi.
The Legal Liability of Robots (LEGROB) Jean Monnet module is devoted to teaching, researching and debating on how the EU takes action on the regulation of the Liability of Robots if it does not want to live by standards set by others, such as the US and China: its leading competitors in Artificial Intelligence.
The European Commission granted IE University the European Module “Towards a Common Private Law of Europe.” Within the prestigious Jean Monnet program, under the direction of Professor Marco de Benito, the module addresses the teaching of private law across four courses: European Legal History, EU Law, Contracts and Property.