Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) - Study Plan

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A Unique Bachelor of Laws

The study plan for the Bachelor of Laws at IE University has been designed with the prestigious academic experience at its core, our academic faculty’s expert knowledge and research in each area, and the linkages between the University and the professional world.

The Bachelor of Laws aims to teach young ambitious individuals to build the proper skill set to become professionals capable of facing real-world challenges.

Through our hands-on teaching methodology, students from the Bachelor of Laws will find the perfect ideal balance between what is studied throughout their degree and the projects that are applied based on real-world scenarios.

This will aid them to develop profiles that are able to adapt to new trends happening now in the 21st century.
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Bachelor of Laws Study Plan

 

Year 1

1st semester

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
EUROPEAN LEGAL HISTORY
Type Core
ECTS 6
CONSTITUTIONAL LAW
Type Core
ECTS 6
INTRODUCTION TO PRIVATE LAW - CIVIL LAW
Type Core
ECTS 6
ECONOMICS
Type Core
ECTS 3
Unplugged I
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Accounting and Finance
Type Core
ECTS 3

2nd semester

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Criminal Law I
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
CIVIL LAW. CONTRACTS
Type Core
ECTS 6
Unplugged II
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Legal Thought
Type Core
ECTS 6
Administrative Law I
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Humanities - IE Module
Type Core
ECTS 6

Year 2

1st semester

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
CRIMINAL LAW II
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
CIVIL LAW. PROPERTY
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Administrative Law and Economic Regulation
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Public International Law
Type Core
ECTS 6
Unplugged III
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Technology- IE Module
Type Core
ECTS 3

2nd semester

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Labor Law I
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
European Union Law
Type Core
ECTS 6
Torts
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Unplugged IV
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Litigation I
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Civil Law. Family, Estate and Trust
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Human Rights
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Entrepreneurship - IE Module
Type Core
ECTS 3

Year 3

1st semester

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Taxation I
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Commercial Law and Corporations I
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Litigation II
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
IE Challenge
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3

2nd semester

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Conflicts and Business Law
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Taxation II
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Unplugged V
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Commercial Law and Corporations II
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Labour Law II
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
ELECTIVES
Type Elective
ECTS 12

Year 4

1st semester

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Exchange/Internships/Electives
Type Elective
ECTS 30

2nd semester

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Final Project
Type Final Project
ECTS 12
Internships/Electives
Type Electives
ECTS 18
Components
Credits
Basic Courses
60
Mandatory Courses
108
Elective Courses
60
Final Project
12
Credits needed to graduate
240

Note: This study plan may be subject to change.

Contact the Admissions Department for details and updates.

FIRST YEAR

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.

SECOND YEAR

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.

THIRD YEAR

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.

FOURTH YEAR

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.