Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) | IE University

Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)

Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
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

CAREER PERSPECTIVES

The Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) prepares graduates for successful careers across different legal systems and in transnational legal settings. With the skills and experience gained in this program, you will have a number of career opportunities open to you.

You may go on to work in a top law firm or corporation, in international organizations or tech companies, or you may even embark on your own entrepreneurial venture. Alternatively, some graduates take on roles in broader business settings—such as financial analysts or consultants—and others pursue careers in international development, advisory work or the public sector.

What’s more, given IE Law School’s close ties to law firms and companies, we are able to provide door-opening shadowing programs and internships in top legal institutions.

Bachelor of Laws

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96%
OF IE UNIVERSITY CLASS OF 2023 JOB SEEKERS REPORTED THEY WERE CURRENTLY WORKING
96%
OF IE UNIVERSITY CLASS OF 2023 JOB SEEKERS REPORTED THEY WERE CURRENTLY WORKING
59%
WORK OUTSIDE THEIR COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

FOSTERING TALENT

IE white and case end of degree award

LAW SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

In 2015, IE University and White & Case joined forces to launch the IE White & Case End of Degree Award. This initiative sets out to foster talent among law students in their last year of IE University’s Bachelor of Laws program.

With funding provided by the firm, the student who produces the best final year thesis receives financial aid, as well as a master’s degree scholarship at IE Law School. 

This scheme is an unparalleled opportunity for talented young lawyers to enhance their academic understanding of the law, while acting as a springboard for their professional careers.

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SHADOWING WEEK

Students in our law programs can apply to take part in our Shadowing Week. This practical learning experience allows students to find out more about their prospective career paths, and to make connections with lawyers in leading international law firms. In previous years, world-renowned law firms such as Baker McKenzie, Cuatrecasas, Garrigues, Linklaters, Pérez-Llorca, Uría Menéndez and Watson Farley & Williams have participated in the program, offering placements in Brussels, London and Madrid.

The week involves shadowing important law professionals from distinct areas and departments. By following this rotational approach, students gain an in-depth understanding of how top law executives and practitioners apply theoretical concepts to real-world scenarios. This program represents a great opportunity for our students to gain practical exposure to the complex world of law and legal practice.

LAW SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

We take great pride in welcoming the support and commitment of the world’s most prestigious international law firms. Through these partnerships, IE University’s LL.B. programs feature scholarship opportunities for students who display outstanding academic achievements and extracurricular involvement.

These scholarships also provide students with the opportunity to intern at the firms, along with access to a personal mentor.

Beyond enhancing their professional experience, this allows students to expand their network and boost their career potential.

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OUR ALUMNI

Graduating is only the first step in your ongoing professional journey. See where our former students are and discover the endless opportunities that await IE University’s graduates.

Career Report of the graduates in Laws (LL.B.)

Career Report of the IE University Class of 2023

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Nieves Bayón Fernández | IE Law School

"IEU’s comparative law program has given me an international and European perspective of the law that has guided and defined my professional career, helping me to understand, manage and admire the commonalities and differences among distinct national legal systems."

Nieves Bayón

Dual Degree in Business Administration and Laws

Gonzalo Muelas

"IEU’s methodology allows us to gain a global perspective with regard to the main legal regimes applicable all over the world. This approach has enabled us to obtain a broader picture of the law, which has been really helpful for my first years of work in an international law firm like PwC."

Gonzalo Muelas

Bachelor of Laws

Sarah El Azouzi

"IE University students acquire general knowledge about foreign people and develop the type of legal mind that is fast to identify complex patterns; and they develop kind of substantive and innovative thinking that inhibits reliable solutions and growth. Students and professors work together to overcome limitations by solving problems through functional comparisons of different foreign laws."

Sarah El Azouzi

Bachelor of Laws

Celia Vega Penichet

"Since day one, through the comparative law methodology and the case-study methodology at IEU, I’ve been able to develop a resolutive and creative approach to problem-solving. Furthermore, the highly skilled professors I had in both business and law courses have helped me develop a deep knowledge and a global vision, which are crucial in facing the everyday challenges in my field."

Celia Vega Penichet

Dual Degree in Business Administration and Laws

Riccardo Mülchi

"IE University’s legal comparative approach has been a real game-changer in my career, giving me the ability to tackle international challenges in a methodical and cooperative way; and helping me to earn the trust of my customers and deliver results in the international arena."

Riccardo Mülchi

Dual Degree in Business Administration and Laws

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YOUR OWN PATH

Graduating is only the first step in your ongoing professional journey. See where our former students are and discover the endless opportunities that await IE University’s graduates.

The IE Careers Forum: global impact, global opportunities

The IE Careers Forum is IE University’s premier careers fair, connecting students with top recruiters to maximize their chances of gaining job opportunities before and after graduation. Organized by the IE Talent & Careers team, this event features a roster of industry-specific forums that allow students to explore various career options in depth.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can you practice law with an LLB?

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The ability to practice law with an LLB degree depends on the specific legal requirements of the jurisdiction in which you intend to practice.

Does an LLB make you a lawyer?

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Obtaining an LLB degree does not automatically make you a lawyer. While an LLB degree provides foundational legal knowledge, it does not grant you the professional designation of a lawyer. To become a practicing lawyer, additional steps such as passing the bar exam, completing a practical legal training program, or obtaining a professional law degree (e.g., Juris Doctor) may be required, depending on the jurisdiction. The requirements to become a lawyer vary by country and legal system.

Does law degree have a future?

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Yes, a law degree has a future. The legal profession plays a crucial role in society, and the demand for legal expertise and services is expected to continue. While the legal industry may evolve with advancements in technology and changing legal landscapes, the need for legal professionals and their specialized knowledge will remain relevant. A law degree can lead to various career paths, including practicing law, legal consulting, policy analysis, corporate compliance, and more. Adapting to emerging trends and specializations can enhance the opportunities for law graduates in the future.

What can I do with a bachelors of law?

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With a Bachelor of Law degree, you can pursue various career paths, such as:

  • Legal research and writing
  • Legal consulting or advisory roles
  • Policy analysis and advocacy
  • Corporate compliance and risk management
  • Government positions in regulatory bodies or public administration
  • Non-profit or advocacy organizations
  • Paralegal or legal assistant roles

Further education and training to become a licensed lawyer or pursue specialized legal careers.

What field of law is most in demand?

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The field of law that is most in demand can vary based on factors such as location and current trends. However, some areas that tend to have high demand for legal professionals include:

  • Corporate and commercial law
  • Intellectual property law
  • Technology and cybersecurity law
  • Environmental law
  • Healthcare law
  • Employment and labor law
  • International law
  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Compliance and regulatory law
  • Privacy and data protection law

It's important to note that the demand for specific fields of law can change over time, so it is beneficial to stay updated on emerging legal trends and areas of specialization.