Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)Stand out as a global law professional
- Basic Courses
- Mandatory Courses
- Elective Courses
- Final Project
- Credits needed to graduate
Note: This study plan may be subject to change.Contact the Admissions Department for details and updates.
Dive straight into the world of law in your first year at IE Law School. From the very beginning you’ll experience what life is like as a legal professional by developing an awareness of the legal market, its different career paths and the various legal systems that exist within a global economy.
The program’s comparative law methodology will give you an excellent foundation in the principles of Private, Civil and Criminal Law, enabling you to analyse various legal systems around the world. You will develop critical thinking and reasoning skills, and gain a thorough understanding of the legislation that governs states, international organizations and other global institutions.
The innovative and practical teaching approach you were introduced to in your first year continues in your second year. Here you will develop the skills needed to understand and apply the main principles that make up the civil procedure, as well as acquire the soft skills needed of all legal professionals.
You will continue studying Criminal Law and obtain a solid foundation in the common principles of Administrative, Employment and Property Law. Special attention will be paid to Private International Law, and you will develop an understanding of the activities of various EU institutions and their relation to EU Law. At the end of the year you will have an in-depth appreciation of the most pressing legal issues that concern corporate enterprises through an understanding of commercial law.
As you progress to year three, you will deal with the most significant aspects of litigation procedures in Civil, Labor and Criminal Law disputes. You will develop critical thinking skills through analysis of the principal concerns of legal practice, such as civil disobedience and the concept of justice. Increased focus will be given to the management skills that are required to manage a law firm, enabling you to develop the skills needed for your future professional career. If you want to start your career post haste, you will have the chance to do an internship at leading companies such as Cuatrecasas, PwC and Latham & Watkins.
You will have classes on Taxation, Accounting and Finance, in addition to acquiring knowledge of the most fundamental structural elements of a tax system. You will review and compare key tax concepts in an international environment and obtain basic notions of finance from a theoretical and practical standpoint. You will also develop the skills needed to understand the administration of family and state trusts.
This is undoubtedly your most exciting year yet! If you decide to practice law in Spain, you will choose between interning at a prestigious law firm or undertaking an exchange program at one of our respected partner institutions. You will also be able to personalize your studies by taking electives from a range of options including Competition Law and Advanced EU law, and even have the opportunity to learn how law is practiced in India and China. There are even more opportunities at hand to develop your legal skills and enhance your profile, such as through participating in Moot Courts and the LawWithoutWalls initiative. After your fourth year you can continue to study at IE Law School with the LL.M.
If you have chosen the Dual LL.B, Bachelor of Laws plus Bachelor in Civil and English Law, you will spend your fourth year at the University of Law in England and study the Legal Practice Course. This will act as a culmination of your first three years, where you will have followed the online courses established by the University of Law, England.
If you are studying the Bachelor of Laws with a LL.M. from Northwestern University, you will be based in the United States for your fourth year, studying the LL.M. at the Northwestern School of Law. Once you are back in Madrid, you will write your final thesis before graduating with an exceptional knowledge of Civil and Common Law, and a full understanding of the US legal system.