The Next 50: Law School

Envisioning a future of Law

Shaping the future of global legal practice

Lawyers are the architects of society, and Soledad Atienza, Dean at IE Law School, envisions a future of legal practice without boundaries as part of The Next Fifty initiative. Explore how IE envisions the future of legal systems, where jurisdictions become more aligned, enabling legal professionals to thrive across borders. Delve into the challenges and opportunities presented by a digital society and the role of legal practitioners in ensuring citizen protection and access to justice. Imagine a world where legal systems harmonize, and legal professionals excel internationally. Join this discussion to gain insights into the future of law and its impact on society.


The Next 50 final exhibition

In the next 50 years, the mission of IE Law School is to influence the evolution of law with the goal of achieveing a more just, resilient, and sustainable society. Through innovative programs, we will prepare our students to be the leaders of tomorrow, whether in public service or private practice. Our faculty's cutting-edge research will advance knowledge and foster innovative solutions to meet the legal needs of an ever-changing world.

As a tool at the service of society, law is instrumental in adressing the most pressing challenges of each generation. Our faculty present their vision of the main challenges that law and lawyers will confront in the coming decades: from ensuring that the AI revolution lives up to the highest ethical and human rights standards, to protecting democracy in the digital age; from preserving our planet in the face of climate change, to ensuring the peaceful and sustainable exploration of outer space; from guaranteeing that scientific and technological breakthroughs are harnessed for the greater good of humanity, to advancing equality within society and across the globe.

Each of the videos displayed below is intented to be a conversation starter. Do you agree that these are the most pressing challenges our societies will face over the next 50 years? How should the law navigate the complex political, economic, social, and environmental concerns that they raise? How can the law balance the competing values and interests at stake?


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Auxiliar Information
Antonio Aloisi video

Law & justice in the age of AI

Antonio Aloisi

Marie Curie Fellow & Assistant Professor of Labour Law 

Antonio Kouroutakis video

Constitutionalism in the digital age

Antonios Kouroutakis

Associate Professor of Constitutional Law

Yuliya Kaspiarovich video

Sustainability & Environmental Justice

Yuliya Kaspiarovich

Assistant Professor of International Law

François Delerue video

Space law & governance

François Delerue

Assistan Professor of International Law

Federica Coppola video

Reimagining justice in light of neuroscience

Federica Coppola

Assistant Professor of Criminal Law

Eugenia Castrillon video

Social justice for a more equitable world

Eugenia Castrillón

Vice-Dean for Programs

IE Law School The Next 50 - TAKE-AWAY BY THE DEAN Soledad Atienza


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The Next 50: The exhibition