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At a Glance

If you want to practice law in an international setting and work at top law firms, major corporations, and organizations worldwide, this program will give you the skills you need to bring effective solutions to a global corporate environment.

  • Type of Degree
  • Undergraduate
  • Language
  • English
  • Format
  • Full-Time
  • Location
  • Segovia & Madrid
  • Duration
  • 4 years
  • Start /Date
  • September

Five Reasons to study this degree

A sure path to success

1
Earn a fully accredited degree

The LL.B. program is fully compliant with the Bologna Process and accredited by the Spanish government and the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).

Five Reasons to study this degree

A sure path to success

2
Be part of a unique program

Thanks to its strong foundation plus the opportunity to specialize, the LL.B. trains students to work on an international scale in cross-border transactions and become leaders in their organizations and in society.

Five Reasons to study this degree

A sure path to success

3
Benefit from International Rankings

A member of the Law Schools Global League, IE Law School is consistently ranked among the top law schools in Europe and worldwide on the Financial Times’ Global Legal Education Report.

Five Reasons to study this degree

A sure path to success

4
Acquire an international outlook and a global network

The LL.B. program is among the most international of its kind in the world, with a learning environment and program content that give you a global vision and allow you to practice law over a broader spec­trum. Interactions with professors and peers from around the world will build your global professional network, as will internships at top law firms.

Five Reasons to study this degree

A sure path to success

5
Access career opportunities in the public and private sectors

Employers of leading firms worldwide have ranked IE University as one of the top universities where they want to recruit in the future. Our students often begin receiving job offers before they graduate.

Understand the role of multilateral organizations, states, and the corporate world in shifting the international order

SPECIALIZATIONS

Study Plan

The hunt for knowledge

Location

Location

You can study the Bachelor of Laws both in Segovia and Madrid. If you choose to start your law studies in Madrid you will study all four years in Madrid. On the other hand, if you choose to start your law studies in Segovia, then you will study the first two years in Segovia and the last two years in Madrid.

COMPONENTS CREDITS
Basic Courses 60
Core Courses 108
Elective Courses 60
Final Project 12
Credits needed to graduate 240

During your first year, you will dive straight into the world of law. From the very beginning, you will experience the reality of the legal practice with the simulation of different legal professions in a global economy.

 

Through comparative legal methodology, you will become familiar with the principles and foundations of private, civil, and criminal law, which includes the analysis of different legal systems. You will also learn about law history and Public International Law, developing critical thinking and reasoning skills, which will lead you to have a thorough understanding of the legislation that governs relations between states, traditional international organizations, and other international players.

1st Semester

  • European Legal History
  • Constitutional Law
  • Introduction to Private Law – Civil Law
  • Economics
  • Unplugged I
  • Accounting & Finance

2nd Semester

  • Criminal Law I
  • Civil Law – Contracts
  • Unplugged II
  • Legal Thought
  • Administrative Law I
  • Humanities (IE Module)

This innovative and practical learning carries on into your second year to help develop the soft skills and attitudes that will allow you to become a legal professional. Through the Introduction to Litigation course, you will obtain the skills required to understand and effectively use the main principles and categories that make up civil procedures.

 

From a comparative and international perspective, you will continue with Criminal law and obtain a solid foundation in regards to the common principles of Administrative Law, Employment Law, and Property Law. Special attention will be given to Private International Law, and you will acquire knowledge of various EU institutions and their tasks in relation to EU law.

 

At the end of the year, you will have an in-depth knowledge of the relevant legal issues that concern companies and commercial enterprises, through an understanding of commercial and corporate law institutions and rules.

1st Semester

  • Criminal Law II
  • Civil Law – Property
  • Administrative Law and Economic Regulation
  • Public International Law
  • Unplugged III
  • Technology (IE Module)

2nd Semester

  • Labor Law I
  • European Union Law
  • Torts
  • Unplugged IV
  • Litigation I
  • Civil Law – Family, Estate and Trust
  • Human Rights
  • Entrepreneurship (IE Module)

As you progress to your third year, you will deal with the most significant aspects of litigation, such as procedures for Civil, Labor, and Criminal Law. You will develop critical thinking and analyze the main concerns that appear during legal practice, such as civil disobedience or the fairness of justice. Further emphasis will be placed on the management skills that are required to manage a law firm and develop your professional career. If you want to gain experience in the corporate world, you will have the chance to do an internship at law firms such as Cuatrecasas, PwC, and Latham & Watkins.

 

You will have classes on Taxation and Accounting, in addition to learning about the most fundamental structural elements of a tax system. You will review and compare key tax concepts in an international environment. You will also develop the skills needed to understand the administration of family, state, and trusts.

1st Semester

  • Taxation I
  • Commercial Law and Corporations I
  • Labor Law II
  • Litigation II
  • IE Challenge

2nd Semester

  • Conflicts and Business Law
  • Taxation II
  • Unplugged V
  • Commercial Law and Corporations II
  • Electives

This is probably your most exciting year! You will be given the option to do an internship at a prestigious law firm or do an exchange study program for up to one semester at one of our respected partner institutions. You will also be able to personalize your studies by taking electives such as Competition Law or Advanced EU Law, and even learn how they practice law in India or China. You will also be able to participate in international events like moot courts or LawWithoutWalls. After your fourth year you can continue with a Máster en Abogacía or LL.M. at IE Law school.

 

If you choose the Dual LL.B., Bachelor of Laws plus Bachelor in Civil and English Law, your fourth year will be at the University of Law in England, doing the Legal Practice Course. Throughout your first three years, you will have followed online courses made available by the University of Law, England.

 

If you’ve chosen the Bachelor of Laws with a LL.M. or a J.D. at Northwestern University, year four will be situated in the United States. A LL.M will take you one year, a J.D will take you two years to finish. Once you are back in Madrid you will write your final thesis to graduate with a high knowledge of civil and common law, and a full understanding of the U.S. legal system.

1st Semester

  • Exchange/Internships/Electives

2nd Semester

  • Final Project
  • Internships/Electives

Note: this information is subject to change. Please contact the Admissions Department for the updated curriculum.

A world of Opportunity

Professional Careers

Once you finish your degree, you’ll be ready to get out there and develop your career in a wide range of areas.

CORPORATE LAWYER

If you decide to work as corporate lawyer, you will ensure business risks are minimized and corporate functions conform to the law on every level.

 

You will also specialize in multiple aspects of law and how it pertains to business operations, as well as study, draft, and negotiate contracts. You will consider issues such as acquisition processes, harassment suits, liability manners and tax consequences, and ensure the legality of commercial transactions, advising corporations on their legal rights and duties.

TRANSNATIONAL LAWYER

As a transnational lawyer, you will represent clients in civil court proceedings—working inside courtrooms—regulate actions or events that transcend national borders, and resolve transnational disputes between private parties.

 

You will also be assisting clients in numerous asset financing transactions from different countries, and drafting international joint venture agreements.

LEGAL ADVISOR

As a legal advisor, you will provide high quality advice to organizations on major legal issues. You will also assist in the interpretation and review of legal documents to help make decisions about project undertakings, and formulate the best possible legal solution with a desired outcome from the organization’s point of view.

 

Last but not least, you will be actively involved in preparing and drafting different acts and legal submissions. No matter which career path you decide to focus on, you will be making a significant impact on society, and you’ll prove yourself to be the international lawyer you have always dreamed of becoming.

Your home away from home

IE University Campus

As a student at IE University, you will gain an international outlook and global connections. You will benefit from diverse perspectives and experiences as you study with peers from around the world. Each year, an average of 130 different countries are represented on campus, and over 75% of students come from abroad.

SEGOVIA

The campus in the city of Segovia offers a true campus experience. It is housed in the Convent of Santa Cruz la Real, a historic building declared a national heritage site in 1931. Segovia is only 25 minutes from Madrid by high-speed train, and welcomes students from over 130 countries to a global university setting with an academic and lively atmosphere.

 

In Segovia, youʼll find the perfect setting to become part of a close-knit community. Segovia is a fairytale city full of narrow, twisting alleyways, Romanesque churches, and beautiful buildings

MADRID

On our campus in Madrid, you will find a groundbreaking education experience, with access to cutting-edge resources, specialized classrooms, and modern facilities. Studying in Madrid provides an opportunity to immerse yourself in a dynamic environment at the center of one of Europeʼs most important financial capitals.

 

If you decide to study in Madrid, you will benefit from a global environment, top-tier networking opportunities, and facilities equipped with the latest technologies—all shared with the top-ranked IE Business School.

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