Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)

Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)

Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
duration4 years
languageEnglish
locationSegovia or Madrid
intakeSeptember
Mode of studyFull-time
FormatIn-person
duration4 years
languageEnglish
locationSegovia or Madrid
intakeSeptember
Mode of studyFull-time
FormatIn-person

THE BACHELOR OF LAWS (LL.B.)

As a world-renowned institution, IE Law School prepares the change-makers of society and influential lawyers of tomorrow. Our innovative Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) Program is taught by leading industry experts who leverage the acclaimed comparative law methodology to cover the fundamentals of civil and common law. With an added focus on technology and emphasis on the humanities, students gain the skills needed to not only become a well-rounded lawyer, but an agent of change. Upon graduation, they will be capable of generating forward-thinking legal solutions to intricate global challenges.

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

Bachelor of Laws

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WHO IS THIS PROGRAM FOR

IS FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE…

conscientious and have a strong sense of justice, fairness and equality. You are a natural leader who wants to make an impact in society and who seeks to live in a more just and harmonious world.

LOOKING FOR…

a highly regarded international program that will give you a solid foundation in the global practice of law. You wish to acquire the necessary tools, experience and expertise to solve the complex, multidisciplinary problems facing society today.

TO BECOME...

  • a corporate lawyer
  • an international lawyer
  • a civil servant
  • a legal advisor for an NGO
  • a legal officer
  • a human rights lawyer
  • a policy specialist
  • a corporate social responsibility specialists
  • a diplomat
  • a tax advisor
  • a legal tech entrepreneur
Location - 4 years in Madrid or 2 years in Segovia + 2 years in Madrid | IE University

Location

The Bachelor of Laws is a four-year program taught in both Segovia and Madrid. Students have the option of beginning the degree in picturesque Segovia, spending two years here before completing the final half of the program in Madrid. If you choose to begin your studies in Madrid, you will spend all four years in the lively capital city.

FACT SHEET

PROGRAM

Bachelor in Laws

DURATION

4 years

LANGUAGE

English

CENTRES OF STUDY AND NUMBER OF PLACES

Centro de Estudios Superiores IE (Madrid) – 100 places

Facultad de Ciencias Humanas, Sociales y de Comunicación (Segovia) – 60 places

CREDITS

Total number of credits: 240 ECTS*

Distribution of credits and subjects**:

Core subjects – 60 ECTS

Mandatory subjects – 111 ECTS

Elective subjects – 57 ECTS

Final Project – 12 ECTS

AREA OF KNOWLEDGE

Law and Legal Specializations

TEACHING METHODOLOGY

Face-to-face

SPANISH MINISTRY’S REGISTRY OF UNIVERSITIES, CENTRES AND DEGREES

RUCT

ASSURANCE AGENCY

ACSUCYL*** – Buscador Títulos Oficiales

 

*European Credit Transfer System

**The character of the subjects is defined by the Spanish legislation

***Quality Assurance Agency for the University System in Castilla y León

MAP YOUR OWN PATH TO SUCCESS

01.

EXPAND YOUR HORIZONS

Our comprehensive comparative law methodology is designed to hone your global legal mindset and prepare you for international success. As a result, you will emerge as a prime candidate for roles in international companies and governmental institutions which seek lawyers with extensive knowledge of different legal systems.

02.

BENEFIT FROM OUR PARTNERSHIPS WITH TOP INTERNATIONAL LAW SCHOOLS

Our LL.B. is truly unique as it fulfills the academic requirements you need to practice law in Spain, the US, England & Wales, Mexico and India. Through strategic partnerships with top international universities including King’s College, Northwestern University and ITAM, students will be able to choose the appropriate tracks aligned with their professional preferences and goals.

03.

GAIN PRACTICAL SKILLS THROUGH OUR HANDS-ON APPROACH

Get to grips with real-world challenges through our practical methodology. During the program, you will participate in international moot courts and simulations, attend conferences and networking events, and take part in the IE Legal Clinic, alongside many other activities organized by our first-class faculty. Additionally, you will gain expertise through selective internship placements across a variety of international institutions and law firms.

04.

DIVERSIFY YOUR KNOWLEDGE BASE AND FOLLOW A PERSONALIZED PATH

As part of our aim to train well-rounded professionals, you’ll have the opportunity to select elective courses to fully explore your areas of interest. These electives, which complement your core modules, can include topics such as sustainability, gender equality, environmental law, coding and artificial intelligence, among others.

05.

COLLABORATE WITH EXPERT FACULTY

During the course of your academic journey, you will be guided by leading academics who are at the forefront of today’s legal sector. Our diverse faculty is made up of pioneering professionals who bring contemporary expertise to the classroom. They range from top researchers to prominent voices in the legal industry, to instrumental players in leading international law firms and organizations.

Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) PILLARS

BROADEN YOUR LEGAL CAREER SCOPE

The LL.B. will shape you into a unique and sought-after professional in the legal field. You will acquire comprehensive knowledge of comparative law and a thorough grasp of global complexities while simultaneously sharpening your persuasion and negotiation skills. With an in-depth
understanding of the legal rules and the knowledge underpinning legal global thinking, you will have what it takes to become a disruptive leader in this field.

EXPERIENCE THAT TRANSCENDS THE CLASSROOM

We recognize that practice-based learning is integral to legal training. Throughout the LL.B., you will have the opportunity to intern at one of our exceptional partner firms and corporations, where you will complement your academic training with practical application.

INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS TAILORED TO YOU

Accomplish your goals and practice law in your preferred jurisdiction. Thanks to our agreements with several international institutions and prestigious universities, such as Kings College and Northwestern University, you’ll undergo exclusive, high-quality preparation that allows you to practice in the region of your choice.

INNOVATION IN GLOBAL LEGAL EDUCATION

We believe in future-facing legal education that transcends borders. Given the importance of harnessing the power of technology to improve legal education and practice, we are committed to research and learning at the intersection of law and tech—including topics such as AI, data privacy, cybersecurity and smart contracts. Combined with a deep understanding of comparative law, you will be able to master the different legal systems and to take on a unique, global mindset.

Student Stories

At IE University, more than 75% of our student body comes from outside Spain, representing an average of 130 nationalities on campus each year. We take great pride in these numbers—and in the individuals behind them. 

Our students are natural go-getters with a global outlook and a dream of a better future. Regardless of their degrees or passions, they strive every day to unleash their innovative potential and reach their goals. Driving this shared vision are people from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. They are both united and entirely unique. These are our students. Discover their stories.

FROM THE VICE DEAN

Our Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) is both practical and global, priming students for an exciting career in organizations that deal with the world’s multiple legal systems and have a real impact on society. In this video, Eugenia Castrillón, Vice Dean for Undergraduate programs, describes the Bachelor of Laws in two minutes.

Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)

Faculty Stories

Our 500-strong faculty guides students to unleash their potential day in, day out. Their influence across all five Schools can’t be overstated, inspiring young, energetic minds as they define their personal and professional trajectories. 

But what kind of person does it take to create such impact? The individuals that make up the IE University faculty are special. Coming from diverse, global backgrounds, they each bring distinct perspectives and innovative ideas that embody what makes IE University stand out. Their stories are personal and unique—but don’t take our word for it. Read their stories to see for yourself.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What does a bachelor of law get you?

A Bachelor of Law degree provides foundational knowledge in legal principles, systems, and practices. It is typically a prerequisite for pursuing a career in law. While it does not qualify graduates to practice law independently, it can open doors to various career paths. Graduates with a Bachelor of Law degree may work in legal research, consulting, policy analysis, government agencies, corporate compliance, or pursue further education and professional training to become a licensed lawyer or pursue specialized legal careers.

Is Bachelor of Laws the same as LLB?

Yes, a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) is the same as an LLB degree. LLB is the abbreviation for the Latin term "Legum Baccalaureus," which translates to "Bachelor of Laws" in English. It is an undergraduate degree program focused on legal studies and is a common degree for individuals pursuing a career in law.

Which Bachelor degree is best for law?

There is no specific "best" Bachelor's degree for law, as law schools accept students from various academic backgrounds. However, degrees in fields such as political science, history, philosophy, economics, and English can provide a solid foundation for legal studies. Ultimately, it is important to choose a degree that aligns with your interests and strengths, as law schools value critical thinking, analytical skills, strong writing abilities, and the ability to argue persuasively.

Is a JD or LLB better?

A Juris Doctor (JD) degree and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree are both recognized professional degrees in law. The choice between the two depends on the jurisdiction and educational system. In the United States, the JD is the standard degree for practicing law, while the LLB is commonly used in other countries. Generally, the JD and LLB are considered equivalent in terms of legal education and qualifications. Therefore, neither degree is inherently "better" than the other.

Is a Bachelor in law useful?

Yes, a Bachelor's degree in law can be useful as it provides foundational knowledge of legal principles, systems, and practices. While it may not qualify graduates to practice law independently, it can open doors to various career paths. A Bachelor's in law can be valuable for roles in legal research, consulting, policy analysis, government agencies, corporate compliance, and further education in law or related

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