We strive to deliver the best learning experience possible and create unique academic experiences where studying law becomes an enlightening, enriching experience.
At IE University, learning law goes beyond the classroom. The experiences and opportunities that take you to a courtroom, a roman theatre or a virtual tech hub, will allow you to tailor your studies to your specific career goal, and enhance your employability by exposing you to networking opportunities and helping you hone the most sought after skills.
Through our hands-on teaching methodology, you will find the ideal balance between the knowledge you learn throughout your degree and the real-life projects that are applied based on real-world scenarios.
We encourage students to take advantage of all we have to offer, from working directly with faculty on their research, to getting involved with our centers, to participating in clinics and student organizations.
Discover the unmatched experiences that distinguish IE University’s Bachelor of Laws and that transform students into exceptional global lawyers and leaders.
Studying abroad is just one of the many ways IE University allows you to discover global perspectives and gain cross-cultural insights. The chance to live and study in another country will open you up to new possibilities, ideas, and worldviews. It’s a life-changing experience that will stay with you long after graduation.
The IE University experience involves much more than academic studies. Our practice-based methodology takes you beyond the classroom walls and straight to the frontlines of the industry you’re passionate about. We offer an exceptional range of opportunities that allow you to tailor your studies to your specific career goals and enhance your employability by obtaining extra qualifications.
Students receive academic guidance from tutors and advisors who provide direction, encouraging the integration of the different degree elements. Build a personalized academic program that matches your professional aspirations.
IEU Labs are IE University’s alternative to traditional internships. Designed for first- and second-year students seeking high-level internship placements, the IE Labs provide a hands-on, internship-like, on-campus experience, where you work on projects for leading companies and institutions in a variety of sectors.
Holding them as one of its values, IE University understands the Humanities are key to understanding the reality of our world, and applying critical thinking skills to complex, global challenges. Students can select which Humanities course to complete, based on their interests.
Our distinct, hands-on approach is an integral aspect of the LL.B. program, which allows students to gain a real-world perspective of the practice of law, and acquire the practical skills needed for their chosen professional paths. For this reason, IE Law School offers an array of Law Challenges and Moot Court Competitions, so that students can put into action their knowledge and skills.
Law Challenges are competitions organized by IE University for its law students, primarily for those in their first, second and third years. The Moot Competitions, on the other hand, are aimed at students in their third, fourth and fifth years, and require students to take part in an innovative learning methodology that exponentially enriches their legal education.
IE Law School participates in the most important Moot Court Competitions in the legal sphere, such as the European Human Rights Moot Court Competition, the Jessup Moot Court Competition, the Europa Moot Court Competition, Moot Madrid and the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. Aside from these, IE Law School organized the first edition of our very own Comparative Law in Action Competition, which encompasses law, policy and technology in a digital, multidisciplinary case.
Over the years, our students have obtained several awards for their outstanding performance in Moot Competitions, including:
Are you interested in assessing policies that influence all the important issues arising in today’s society? IE University will host top universities in the first international university competition in Comparative Law, Technology and Policy.
This virtual challenge, that places technology in the center of the experience, invites participants to work on a cutting-edge multi-media case, resulting in an immersive and engaging real-world experience. A final 3-day experiential event will take place in Madrid where participants will attend different workshops, work in teams and pitch their projects to a panel of juries.
Immerse yourself in hands-on learning with impact in our Legal Clinic and work in collaboration with startups, social entrepreneurs, NGOs, foundations and other organizations. Students will perfect their legal research skills, drafting and presentation capabilities, as well as critical thinking, creativity in finding solutions, ability to interact with different legal stakeholders and gain a wider vision of Law, as the clinic offers a variety of projects that fall under different areas.
Interested in the intersection of law, business and technology?
The Law Without Walls (LWOW) competition, experiential part-virtual learning initiative, unites leading lawyers and professionals with students from 30 top law and business schools from around the world to co-create innovative solutions to problems at the intersection of law+business+technology. The program culminates in an in-person event, where teams present their project to a panel of judges.
Moot Court Competitions are experiences that focus on learning by doing and offer a unique and irreplaceable experience to round off top legal education and face the challenges of teamwork, legal argument and application of law. In recent years, IE’s students have participated and won several of them. Competitions generally focus on a very complex case developed by each individual Moot on specific issues. LLB students have the opportunity to take part in the following Moot Court Competitions: European Human Rights Moot Court Competition, Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, Europa Moot Court Competition and Moot Madrid Court Competition.
Every semester, students are exposed to different Law Challenges – from the Roman Law Challenge to the European Union Law Challenge and the Commercial Law Challenge with Herbert Smith Freehills.
We foster students to learn in different setting and inspire them to be creative, litigating a fictitious and topical case involving the course. Finals are conducted in the form of a moot simulated hearing, preparing them for future Moot Court Competitions.
The Smart Contract Competition created in partnership with Jur and the Lab for New Justice, entails a unique opportunity to instill in our students the skills that lawyers will require to succeed in a highly developed technological environment. This hands-on experience on smart contracts and blockchain technology also enhances a normative reflection on how law and technology should interact. The winner of the challenge is awarded with an internship at JUR in Switzerland.
IE Law School’s Mentorship Program aims to help junior and senior law students build their CVs and gain exposure to top international and domestic law firms. The Program takes place each year during the second semester, from January to May. Each student will be paired with a lawyer with similar interests who specializes in the desired field of law. Throughout the course of four months, together, the mentor and mentee will discover the best ways in which the student can fulfill his or her academic and professional goals. The experience, knowledge and advice from the Mentor will prove to be an invaluable tool – not only to polish certain skills and strengths, but to open the students’ minds to an array of opportunities and options within the legal sector.
You will be able to experience a curated, intense, engaging and dynamic one-month program dedicated to Legal Tech. This program is full of inspirational presentations, workshops, seminars, roundtables and events, guaranteeing you learn the basics of legal technology and legal innovation so that you can reimagine the future of law. From academic lectures to personal stories, you will be able to ask questions, network with legal innovators and gain an in-depth insight into the world of legal technology.
The most important classroom at our LL.B. is the community our students and faculty create together. Our programs will help you identify your unique strengths and give you the chance to build your own path. Immersed in this dynamic environment, you will have access to our cutting-edge resources, and you will be able to customize your program by adding complementary courses, advanced seminars and taking part of other initiatives.
Apply to and attend shadowing programs at the most prestigious law firms through the shadowing program, designed to give students an insight into the day-to-day at top law firms and learn first-hand from practicing lawyers. This unforgettable learning experience allows students to find out more about their prospective career paths and to make connections with lawyers and leading international law firms. Baker & McKenzie, Linklaters, Uria Menéndez, Pérez-Llorca, Watson Farley Williams, Garrigues, and Cuatrecasas are some of the law firms that have previously participated in the program and provided placements in London, Madrid and Brussels.
The IE Undergraduate Honours Program is open to all bachelor students ranking in the top 5% of their program. It provides enrolled students with experiences that foster academic vigor and professional prospects. The university hosts a specialized program for participating students—an exciting academic environment in which they can network and learn with top-tier industry professionals. With presentations on the most relevant topics and critical insights from the current world, the course also features a launch event and closing ceremony to be enjoyed by all students and visiting professionals.
The Law Society is a student-led professional club, composed of undergraduate and graduate students. The Law Society offers monthly events related to legal issues in the form of panels, debates, conferences, workshops and networking events.
Students are invited to be part of the club and gain new perspectives and views on different legal topics.
IE Ethics & Compliance Club is a student led initiative that aims to spread and foster discussions transparency, independence, diversity, and accountability in the corporate and public sectors, as well as foster discussions on areas touching ethics and compliance. As an organization led by student leaders, the Club realizes its responsibility towards sustainable development and global transformation and has adopted three of 17 of the (SDGs into their strategy: 9, 16, and 17).
Interested in exploring other academic disciplines? These seminars offer all IE University students the passport to gain insights into different specializations from current practitioners. Courses and subjects offered are based on current events and global trends. Join the conversation, debate on current matters and network with students from other programs.
Last year students have the opportunity to apply for Research Assistant positions in the upcoming academic year. You will be able to work and research with faculty members that who are opening new frontiers in law, deepen your knowledge in areas you feel passionate about and expand your network.
The most important thing for a law student is to develop strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
Law degree students have strong academic aptitude, analytical skills, effective communication, attention to detail, a passion for justice, organizational abilities, confidence, resilience, a strong work ethic, and often exhibit leadership qualities.