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In today’s fast-paced, hyper-globalized world, the need for qualified and agile legal professionals is greater than ever. Learn about all the experiences our Master of Laws (LL.M.) provides students to prepare them to exceed the expectations of today’s rapidly evolving legal world.

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At IE University, we understand the importance of preparing our students for the realities of the modern workplace, bringing them industry connections and professional opportunities while they’re still studying. As a student, you’ll have access to case studies, training opportunities and a mentoring program to help you every step of the way. In addition, our collaborative relationships with top international law firms mean you’ll start making contacts and having real-world experiences from day one.

Here are some of the most important experiences our LL.M. offers law students—before they even graduate.

An outstanding student experience with top law firms

We’ve signed agreements with a number of renowned law firms and organizations so that our students have the opportunity to participate in training and talent development initiatives, joint projects, and mentoring and internship programs.

These include activities with the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), traineeship programs with the European Patent Office (EPO) and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) for our Intellectual Property and Technology Law specialization, as well as the mergers & acquisitions (M&A) challenge for the International Business Law specialization.

Have a look at our list of specializations to find out which best meets your professional goals.

Mentoring programs for all specializations

At IE University, we offer mentoring programs to all LL.M. students, no matter the specialization.

You’ll build a one-on-one bond with a highly experienced legal professional, who will offer you uniquely personalized support over a ten-month period.

This will enable you to build your network and take full advantage of professional opportunities. Whether you’re planning a career in international business law, dispute resolution, intellectual property & technology law or want to gain a broad overview of all three areas, we provide a student experience that will prepare you for success.

Our mentoring program includes successful lawyers from White & Case and Herbert Smith Freehills, and professionals from the Madrid International Arbitration Center (MIAC) and the International Criminal Court (ICC), among other top organizations.

To learn more about career success after your LL.M. and the changing skill set needed for international arbitration, check out this video from one of one mentors, Simon Navarro. The global political climate and the COVID-19 pandemic have both contributed to an increased demand for dispute resolution skills. Simon emphasizes that, in our increasingly complex world, lawyers now have to understand not just international law, but also international business and politics—hence the need for the specialized and focused programs offered at IE University.

Collaboration with the world’s leader in international arbitration

IE Law School has signed a collaboration agreement with White & Case, the world’s leading law firm in international arbitration, to promote specialization in the field of conflict resolution through joint activities and projects such as holding courses, seminars and talks, and training and talent development initiatives from both institutions. White & Case is an international law firm founded in New York in 1901 and today is one of the most prestigious law firms in the world, with significant international recognition for its experience in mergers and acquisitions, international arbitration and legal proceedings. The firm currently has 44 offices in 30 countries around the world.

Juan Manuel de Remedios, Managing Partner of White & Case in Spain, commented on the importance of this collaboration in promoting the practice of international arbitration among law school students:

“The resolution of conflicts through arbitration as an alternative to the jurisdictional route is increasingly relevant, especially in international conflicts…”

From law school to law firms and beyond

“The resolution of conflicts through arbitration as an alternative to the jurisdictional route is increasingly relevant, especially in international conflicts, in which the parties avoid submitting to a specific jurisdiction and prefer that the resolution emanate from a court or institution neutral and independent.”

Soledad Atienza, Dean of IE Law School, emphasized the importance of this collaboration and stated:

“IE Law School and White & Case are united by our interest in global legal training and for the promotion of international arbitration as an alternative dispute resolution…”

“IE Law School and White & Case are united by our interest in global legal training and for the promotion of international arbitration as an alternative dispute resolution. With this agreement, we want to contribute to the training of future professionals in the practice of international arbitration.”

This is another step in the collaborative relationship between IE Law School and White & Case, building on the existing agreement for the creation of the first IE White & Case End-of-Degree Award, a scholarship resulting from the commitment of both institutions to fostering talent and a culture of excellence among law students.

Professional experience to ensure career success

We understand the importance of combining academic excellence with real-world applications to fast-track your career as an international business lawyer.

That’s why we use a hands-on methodology and real-world case studies, as well as forming strategic alliances with international law firms, businesses and key sector players.

Our student experience is unique and offers you the flexibility to develop your career as an ambitious, well-rounded professional in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. Whichever specialization you choose, you’ll be equipped for a high-profile role in a global organization.