Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)

Lifelong Learning Programme.

PRACTICAL LEARNING

Learn by practice.

The Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) at IE Law School boasts a unique approach to understanding the law. The course allows students to put into practice the theoretical knowledge they acquire in the following ways:

  • IE Labs + Internships
  • Legal Clinic
  • Shadowing Program
  • Practical Courses

These practical courses and programs will prepare you to launch your professional career by giving you exposure to real-life scenarios and legal cases. Step outside the classroom and put your knowledge to the test.

WHAT IS THE IE LEGAL CLINIC?

The Legal Clinic is an IE Law School program that provides hand-on experience to law students through the pro bono practice. Startups, social entrepreneurs, NGOs, foundations and other organizations benefit from our students’ legal services.

Following are some clients and foundations that collaborate with the IE Legal Clinic:

Bridge for Billions

Law firm: Latham & Watkins

Fundación Pombo

Law firms: Gómez Acebo y Pombo and Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG

Refugee Work

Law firms: Ashurts and Dentons

Chapter Two

Law firm: Pérez-Llorca

Voluntechies

Law firm: Latham & Watkins

It Will Be

Law firms: Hogan and Elzaburu

Learn more about the IE Legal Clinic

SHADOWING PROGRAM

LL.B. students can apply to and attend shadowing programs at the most prestigious law firms. During a week of shadowing, students will rotate through different departments to gain a deeper understanding of the ways in which top legal executives and practitioners put to use the theory acquired in the classroom. This program is a great opportunity for our students to gain practical and professional exposure in the complex world of legal practice.

SHADOWING AT PÉREZ-LLORCA

The independent law firm Pérez-LLorca is always looking for excellent employees who can guarantee fast and flexible services. Their goal is to offer an outstanding service in all the legal matters they work on. Pérez-Llorca was recently recognized as one of the most innovative European law firms, thanks to the outstanding and creative approach it takes when analyzing a legal case.

SHADOWING AT CUATRECASAS, GONÇALVES PEREIRA

Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira has 25 offices worldwide, while the firm’s headquarters are located in Madrid, Barcelona and Lisbon. The firm advizes clients on all areas of corporate law, and provides innovative services and products that are tailor-made to each client’s specific needs.

MOOT COURTS

This course is a simulation of the European Law Moot Court Competition. Students will solve and present a hypothetical EU law case as if they were pleading before the European Union’s Court of Justice. The aim of this course is to prepare students who are planning to participate in the European Law Moot Court Competition, and to improve students´ legal research, analysis, reasoning and debating skills. This year IE University students will participate in the Europa Moot Court and the Moot Court Madrid.

Law Without Walls

LWOW brings together more than 100 students from 30 law and business schools worldwide. The program lasts four months, where teams identify a problem in the way of teaching or practicing law, and develop a business plan and startup project to overcome these obstacles.

Each edition starts with a virtual and in-person KickOff session. Here students participate in exercises to encourage them to come up with innovative ideas, as well as team-building activities, self-assessment exercises and presentation skills workshops. In a “challenge” like style, teams develop their innovative ideas over the course of two days. The event concludes with the ConPosium, where teams present their ideas to a panel of judges who evaluate the viability, creativity and content of the various projects.

To watch the LWOW Kickoff at IEU, click here.

PRACTICAL COURSES

Our Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) program is an innovative degree that allows students to learn through practical courses, and apply the knowledge that they have acquired to real-life legal matters. Throughout the degree students can get involved in a variety of practical courses such as:

Law Unplugged

Law Unplugged is an innovative, practice-based course that aims to give students a greater awareness of the realities of life as a legal profession, encouraging students to think and work like real lawyers.

As a law student at IE University, you will have the chance to:
- Gain a greater understanding of life as a legal professional
- Acquire the necessary skills for personal and professional development
- Understand the ethical principles of law
- Improve your knowledge of conflict resolution and negotiation
- Understand the role law firms play within the corporate world.

Law Challenges

IE University organizes three different Law Challenges for students studying law in Segovia or Madrid, either as a single degree LL.B or as part of any of the Dual Degree combinations. The cases consist of hypothetical problems related to either: Roman Law for 1st year students, European Law for 2nd year students and Commercial Law for 2nd and 3rd year students. The participants have to apply practical knowledge to come up with innovative solutions using traditional Roman, European and Commercial law principles.