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Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)

Stand out as a global law professional
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.)

With more than 50 years of experience providing legal education, IE Law School prepares future drivers of social change and tomorrow’s influential lawyers. Our Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) is taught by leading sector experts, who leverage our renowned Comparative Law methodology to delve deeper into aspects of civil and common law. This program has an innovative impact in which technology and an emphasis on the humanities provide added value in the education of multidisciplinary lawyers. Upon graduation, the lawyers of the future will be able to devise legal solutions that make a positive impact on society. ​

Additionally, students can personalize their studies by choosing one of four specialist tracks; Spanish Law, International Business Law, Human Rights and Social Justice or Technological and Digital Law. 

The Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) is an official degree, which complies 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…

    Rigorous, with a strong sense of justice, equity and equality. You’re a natural leader who wants to have a positive impact on society, and who seeks to live in a more just and harmonious world. ​

  • LOOKING FOR…

    A prestigious, international program that provides a solid foundation for the global practice of law. You’re looking to gain the tools, knowledge and experience necessary to solve complex, multidisciplinary social problems. ​

  • TO BECOME...

    • Corporate lawyer​
    • International lawyer​
    • Executive within an international organization ​
    • Legal advisor for an NGO ​
    • Multidisciplinary lawyer, able to work in various jurisdictions
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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.

  • 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.

    OPPORTUNITIES TO BOOST YOUR PROFESSIONAL CAREER

    As part of our Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), students will be able to participate in different initiatives to boost their academic and professional careers. These initiatives include the Mentoring Program, Legal Clinic, Capstone Projects, the Honors Program and Research with Professors.

  • 02.

    PRACTICE LAW IN DIFFERENT JURISDICTIONS

    Our Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) is a unique opportunity that meets the academic requirements to choose to practice law in Spain, the United States, the United Kingdom, Mexico and India through strategic alliances with leading international universities such as King's College, Northwestern University and ITAM, providing students with high-quality education to develop legal practice in various jurisdictions.​ Discover more. 

  • 03.

    INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE OPTIONS

    In the first semester of the program’s fourth year, students can continue their studies at one of our global partner universities, as part of an international exchange program. Students can apply from the first semester of the third year. International exchange placements are determined exclusively based on the student's GPA. ​

  • 04.

    FROM THE CLASSROOM TO THE FIELD

    With the help of the IE Talent & Careers team, you’ll be able to design, plan and achieve your professional objectives. Through advisory sessions, learning resources and development tools, the team will help you position yourself among the most talented and competitive profiles in the world of work.​

    Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) PILLARS

    • OUR COMPARATIVE LAW METHODOLOGY

      IE Law School's Comparative Law methodology prepares you to succeed internationally, perfecting your global legal perspective. Upon completing your education, you’ll become a highly valued candidate for roles in international companies and government agencies seeking lawyers with a deep understanding of various legal systems. With the Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), you’ll stand out as a unique professional in the sector, through a deep understanding of legal regulations and a global mindset. 

    • DEVELOP PRACTICAL SKILLS

      At IE Law School we recognize the importance of internships in legal education, which is why we collaborate with leading law firms and companies to offer you internship opportunities that enrich your academic experience. During your Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), you will have the opportunity to choose to work in the Legal Clinic, where you will face real challenges by participating in mock trials and attending networking events, among other activities organized by our top-level faculty.​

    • A GLOBAL AND INNOVATIVE EDUCATION

      With the Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) we believe in an education that transcends borders and looks to the future, taking advantage of the power of technology to transform education and legal practice through research and learning. Therefore the program addresses issues such as artificial intelligence, data privacy, cybersecurity and smart contracts. Additionally, during your academic journey, you’ll receive guidance from leading academics, renowned researchers, and professionals with up-to-date experience from leading organizations in the international legal field.​

    • FOLLOW A PERSONALIZED PATH

      In line with our objective of educating multidisciplinary and well-rounded professionals, you’ll have the opportunity to choose electives and explore the areas that most interest you. These electives, which complement the core modules, include subjects on sustainability, gender equality, environmental law, programming and artificial intelligence, among others.​

    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.

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    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.

    UNSURE IF THIS IS THE RIGHT PROGRAM TO HELP YOU ON YOUR PROFESSIONAL JOURNEY?

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      FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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