IE Law School sets itself apart as a global standard of excellence in legal education. Following a unique comparative approach to law, we prepare our students to play a significant role in society’s pursuit of Justice and the Rule of Law. Our broad range of programs is refreshingly comprehensive, covering studies in every field related to the binding rules and social norms that underpin resilient democracies, including law, jurisprudence, compliance, deontology and ethics.
At IE Law School, we believe that the best way to generate and sustain meaningful social impact is through educating exceptional legal professionals who are ready for the future of the sector. This, along with our focus on rigorous research, as well as our commitment to fostering a culture that upholds the highest standards of professional conduct for our graduates, all serve to push us closer to our purpose—to build upon the key pillars of innovation, entrepreneurship, diversity and the humanities in order to realize positive change.
At IE Law School, our commitment is to provide you with an internationally focused experience that gives you the toolkit to propel societal impact through both public and private institutions. Our academic programs and research endeavors transcend borders, going beyond cultures, jurisdictions and legal traditions to develop your comparative, global outlook of law. We accomplish this through a holistic approach that helps you build an abiding foundation in technology and innovation, all while guiding you to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and a humanities-centered focus rooted in diversity.
Through our academic programs and research activities, you will gain in-depth knowledge of various legal traditions, including the Civil Law, Common Law and European Law systems. You will also attain an understanding of new bodies of law, which we source from our expert analysis of the latest global phenomena, as well as from our continuing relationships with international companies and organizations.
By doing this, we ensure that our student, teaching and research bodies flourish beyond traditional frontiers. In the end, our approach will lead you to deliver a positive, long-lasting and deeply intellectual impact on society while positioning yourself as a model of excellence in global legal practice and the quest for Justice and the Rule of Law.
IE Law School is a pioneer in legal education, developing new ways to train upcoming professionals in the sector. Whether in the classroom or through research, we promote methodologies that enhance your study of comparative law.
By expanding your understanding of the relationship between a society’s distinct way of life and its legislation, you will build an innovative mindset as well as the multijurisdictional competences that will set you apart from the rest.
You will also establish comprehensive knowledge which will enable you to identify and apply the fairest and most promising solutions available in various legal systems. Then, you will sharpen your legal imagination, refining your capacity to deliver groundbreaking analogies and radical solutions for our constantly evolving world.
IE Law School prioritizes a multidisciplinary approach that blends Legal Sciences with other relevant areas of knowledge, to help you refine your problem-solving process. You will develop the expertise to obtain an in-depth understanding of a problem and explore potential solutions, all while identifying paths to innovation in every situation that involves compliance with a set system of rules.
Our rigorous internal research methodology fuels a robust teaching environment. You will benefit from a demanding but innovative educational experience that is in touch with the complex and evolving realities of our world, designed to empower you with the skill set necessary to drive growth in any institution or firm in which you practice law.
We foster the spirit of systematic cooperation and collaboration, both between our student and teaching body, as well as with leading professional, institutional and social players in the sector.
As a result, we are able to join forces with top professionals in the development and protection of the whole spectrum of institutional obligations to individuals. That’s because we believe that the path to a more sustainable world begins with fostering respect for rights and liabilities, fair agreements and compliance with established norms.
Through our focus on innovation, we have built the technological capabilities to contribute positively to the prevailing digital transformation of the body politic, judicial authority and legal services worldwide. Thus, far from receiving a robust legal education, you will also gain the toolkit to contribute directly to the needs of today’s society.
For over 50 years, IE Law School has been at the forefront of setting global standards for excellence in legal education. We are proud of our long-standing heritage of innovation and entrepreneurship that celebrates a diversity of backgrounds and ideas.
At IE Law School, impact is built into our DNA. Our human-centric academic programs and research endeavors contribute to transforming our society, while our distinct pedagogy continues to shape our unique vocation. We offer a connected, global experience that will help you develop your international legal practice.
IE Law School is home to more than 200 faculty comprising globally renowned expert practitioners at the top of their field. They have spent time developing their professional careers in some of the world’s leading institutions and organizations, working in a dynamic range of industries in both the public and private sectors.
Internally, our faculty of practitioners contribute their research, teachings and professional expertise to further our development agenda. They lead various prominent research initiatives at IE Law School, including The Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence for Law and Automation (Lawtomation) and the Center for European Studies. Our professors also hold notable leadership roles heading The Jean Monnet Chair in European Civil Procedure and the José María Cervelló Chair.
IE Law School is a member of the Law School Global League. As a result, our faculty have been instrumental in spearheading cooperation efforts with some of the most recognized law schools worldwide, co-designed and co-teaching several programs with institutions such as Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, King’s College London and Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM).
Our practitioner faculty develops their professional career in high-ranked and international institutions and organizations as: EY, Meta, BBVA, Cuatrecasas,…
Furthermore, we regularly host visiting international professors to teach in our programs, from top schools like NYU School of Law and Washington and Lee University School of Law, among others.
We teach differently at IE Law School.
All our bachelor’s, master’s and Advanced Legal programs have a distinct, universal thread: they utilize a unique approach to teaching, specifically oriented to expanding both your intellectual and professional scope.
Our expert faculty of practitioners implement the most cutting-edge methodologies to design and teach innovative academic programs that will help you reach this goal. Particularly salient to our teaching style is our Comparative Law methodology, which is consistently applied throughout our programs and study plans.
We also employ the use of inductive and immersive methodologies, specially focusing on practical and legal case study, which is ingrained into the in-class Socratic Method, to ensure continuous hands-on learning.
Another vital element in our pedagogy is the Legal Clinic, which further allows students to build practical legal expertise in a non-simulated manner by working directly with real organizations.
Further, through specific and core courses, our students are trained in a wide range of practical and technical competencies following a systematic development plan—from technology-based skills such as artificial intelligence and automation to advanced professional abilities including negotiation, argumentation and more.
IE Law School has established its global reach through a vast institutional and professional network, proving that we are deeply embedded in the practice of law worldwide. Our intellectual contributions to the betterment of our societies, institutions and the legal profession alike set us apart as pioneers in the field of legal education.
We work directly with leading law firms to establish various initiatives that foster applied research, skill development and the entrepreneurial spirit that characterizes the school. These efforts also serve as a springboard to further expand the knowledge base in the sector.