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THE DEGREE

Bring your sense of justice to the international arena

THE DEGREE

Bring your sense of justice to the international arena

The Dual Degree in Laws & International Relations offers a comprehensive and practical program focused on the fundamentals of international affairs and global law.

You will acquire a multicultural viewpoint, crisis management skills and conflict resolutions skills, allowing you to provide solutions that address issues on a global scale. If you want to practice in the legal public field, this demanding program will prepare you to play a leading role in the areas of international law and the global political arena, addressing today’s most challenging issues. The program combines the expertise of two prestigious schools: the IE Law School and the IE School of Global and Public Affairs.

Five Reasons to pursue a dual degree

A sure path to success

1
Build a well-rounded profile

Our Dual Degree programs integrate two different yet converging fields. This allows you to learn about two areas that you’re passionate about and increase your potential in both fields. Holding this type of holistic degree means you will have a unique skill set and versatile training, equipping you to play an active role in the world.

Five Reasons to pursue a dual degree

A sure path to success

2
Expand your career possibilities

Studying a Dual Degree grows your career options. You will have a more competitive profile with broad knowledge and skills in multiple fields and will stand out with top companies and headhunters. You’ll have the flexibility to move between different fields, sectors and industries.

Five Reasons to pursue a dual degree

A sure path to success

3
Enhance networking opportunities

Pursuing two different degrees will help you broaden your professional network and make diverse connections. Developing professional relationships in two different fields will put you ahead of the game when starting your professional career in a world where the line between one profession and another is increasingly blurred and each depends on the other.

Five Reasons to pursue a dual degree

A sure path to success

4
Earn two fully accredited degrees

When completing a Dual Degree, you effectively graduate with two distinct undergraduate degrees, achieving a unique professional profile that few people possess. All of our Dual Degree programs are fully compliant with the Bologna Process and accredited by the Government of Spain and the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).

Five Reasons to pursue a dual degree

A sure path to success

5
Customize your curriculum

At IE University, education is student-centered. You will be able to personalize your study plan in order to reach your career goals. As a Dual Degree student, you will be able to build your own educational experience, deciding how to use your time. Our faculty will guide you, helping you complement core courses and create a holistic profile that is geared towards your future.

The Pillars of Laws & International Relations at IE University

Bring your sense of justice to the international arena

Study an integrated degree. Based on core modules that lead students through an integrated study plan, this degree merges the disciplines of law and international relations. Students will undertake a range of courses that are specifically designed to ensure a coherent and integrated learning experience. In the first year, you will undertake foundation modules that teach a broad understanding of both disciplines. From the second year onwards, you will then take a closer look at topics related to globalization, conflict resolution, international affairs and public law.

 

Broaden your legal career scope. This is a challenging program that will give you a unique and competitive profile in the legal field. You will acquire the complete knowledge of comparative law and international relations. This program will prepare you to understand global complexities and will help you develop strong persuasion and negotiation skills. The program takes a comprehensive look at international relations as a global discipline, drawing on many fields such as political science, economics, law, and the role of multilateral organizations, states, and the corporate world in shifting the international order. With the in-depth view of the legal rules and the knowledge underpinning the legal global economic thinking, you will become a disruptive leader in this field.

 

Open doors with a global mindset. During this program you will learn to approach global complex problems from a holistic point of view. You will have a comprehensive understanding of the legal and global issues that are happening in today’s world. You will be prepared to face the multicultural and international challenges present in the world today, allowing you to reach the best possible solution. You will become a citizen of the world with classmates and connections from all areas of the world. Having a worldwide view will offer endless opportunities to practice law in the global arena.

 

Stay at the forefront of law. At IE University we believe that innovation and technology play a fundamental role in redefining today’s world. We strive to implement the most recent trends within our academic community, providing our students with the best tools available to adapt to today’s fast paced world. The legal industry is facing significant advancements due to up and coming technologies, and at IE we provide our students with the necessary skills to face and adapt to these changes.

Study Plan

The hunt for knowledge

Location

Location

You can study the Dual Degree in Laws + International Relations both in Segovia and Madrid. If you choose to start your studies in Madrid you will study all five years in Madrid. On the other hand, if you choose to start your studies in Segovia, then you will study the first two years in Segovia and the last three years in Madrid.

COMPONENTS CREDITS
Basic Courses 120
Core Courses 183
Elective Courses 18
Final Project 24
Credits needed to graduate 345

Your first year starts with a broad introduction to international affairs and law as a whole. You will develop the skills required to understand the historical evolution of the common legal background of Europe. Through a comparative legal methodology, you will become familiar with the principles of Constitutional Law, Private Law, Civil Law and Political Theory, a process that involves an initial analysis of different law systems adopted worldwide, and a good understanding of the laws that govern relationships among states, international organizations, and other global players. You will also learn about the foundations of international affairs, studying subjects such as Political Science, Introduction to Economics, Political Theory and History of International Relations.

1st Semester

  • History of International Relations up to 1945
  • Language I
  • Introduction to Political Science
  • Microeconomics
  • European Legal History
  • Constitutional Law
  • Impact Writing Seminar

2nd Semester

  • History of International Relations since 1945
  • Macroeconomics
  • Language II
  • Political Theory
  • Introduction to Private Law: Civil Law
  • Legal Thought
  • Unplugged II: Governance of Emerging Technologies
  • Unplugged I: Law & Ethics

The innovative and practical learning approach continues into your second year, where you will acquire the necessary skills to understand and apply civil law by using comparative analysis, as well as connect them to other relevant areas of law such as Family, Estate, Trust, Property and Contracts Law. Through International Relations Theory, Multicultural Diplomacy and Communication and International Political Economy, you will obtain an in-depth view of the legalities of business and commercial activities and learn to apply economic theory to the method and practice of law. During this year you will also take Comparative Politics, which will acquaint you with foundational texts of political thought, and to compare politics on an economical and international scale.

1st Semester

  • Technology (IE Module)
  • Research Methods in International Relations
  • Language III
  • Civil Law: Contracts
  • Administrative Law
  • Public International Law
  • Unplugged III: The Art of Communication

2nd Semester

  • International Relations Theory I
  • Comparative Politics
  • Language IV
  • European Union Law
  • Administrative Law & Economic Regulation
  • Torts
  • Unplugged IV: Multicultural Diplomacy
  • Entrepreneurship (IE Module)

During your third year, you will be provided with methodological and practical tools to understand and evaluate arguments about contending issues in International and economic affairs. From a business perspective, you will be introduced to International Trade, Commercial Law and Corporations, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Law and Economics. You will study different ways of comprehending globalization in the contemporary world. From a comparative and international perspective, you will be introduced to Taxation, Public International Law and Topics in Foreign Topics.

1st Semester

  • International Trade
  • International Relations Theory II
  • Language V
  • Commercial Law & Corporations I
  • Taxation I
  • Civil Law: Family
  • IE Challenge (IE Module)

2nd Semester

  • Unplugged V – Conflict Resolution: Communication & Mediation
  • Unplugged VI – Law & Economics
  • Topics in Foreign Policy
  • Language VI
  • Commercial Law & Corporations II
  • Taxation II
  • International Political Economy
  • Civil Law – Property

During this year, you will personalize your student path by choosing complementary courses, traveling abroad for an exchange or completing an internship program with one of our prestigious partner institutions around the world. The complementary courses will develop the soft skills and ethical attitudes that will allow you to become a legal and international professional.

 

During this year through Law Unplugged, you will experience the reality of the legal practice by the simulation of different legal professions and markets in the global economy. By the end of the year you will have acquired the skills to apply economic theories to your projects, develop critical thinking, and practice the most important competencies related to leadership.

EXCHANGE IR

1st Semester

  • Electives/Internship/ Exchange
  • Humanities (IE Module)

2nd Semester

  • Aid, Development & Social Entrepreneurship
  • Peace & Conflict Resolution
  • Global Governance & International Institutions
  • Management of the Multinational Corporation
  • Human Rights
  • Public Opinion & Political Communication

EXCHANGE LLB

1st Semester

  • Electives/Internship/ Exchange
  • Humanities (IE Module)

2nd Semester

  • Human Rights
  • Criminal Law
  • Labor Law
  • Conflicts & Business Law
  • Aid, Development & Social Entrepreneurship

EXCHANGE
+ IE UNIVERSITY

1st Semester

  • Electives/Internship/Exchange
  • Humanities (IE Module)
  • Project Management

2nd Semester

  • Human Rights
  • Aid, Development & Social Entrepreneurship
  • Peace & Conflict Resolution
  • Public Opinion & Political Communication
  • Criminal Law I
  • Conflicts & Business Law
  • Labor Law I
  • Litigation I

In your last year, you will delve into Litigation and develop critical thinking capacities by analyzing topics that will appear during your legal practice, such as Criminal Law, Labor Law or Peace and Conflict Resolution. You will also acquire the skills that leaders use to resolve conflicts and manage multinational corporations. Such as Project Management, Global Governance and International Institutions, Aid, Development and Social Entrepreneurship. An important part of your fifth year will be dedicated to your final project, drawing upon the knowledge gained throughout your academic courses, internships, IEU Labs, and exchange program.

EXCHANGE IR

1st Semester

  • Criminal Law I
  • Labor Law I
  • Litigation I
  • Conflicts & Business Law
  • International Money & Finance
  • Project Management

2nd Semester

  • Final Project
  • Criminal Law II
  • Labor Law II
  • Litigation II

EXCHANGE LLB

1st Semester

  • International Money & Finance
  • Peace & Conflict Resolution
  • Global Governance & International Institutions
  • Litigation I
  • Project Management

2nd Semester

  • Final Project
  • Management of the Multinational Corporation
  • Public Opinion & Political Communication
  • Litigation II

EXCHANGE
+ IE UNIVERSITY

1st Semester

  • Management of the Multinational Corporation
  • International Money & Finance
  • Global Governance & International Institutions
  • Labor Law II
  • Litigation II
  • Criminal Law II

2nd Semester

  • Final Project
  • Electives / Internship

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

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