Dual Degree in Laws and International Relations - Study Plan

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A Unique Dual Degree in Laws and International Relations

The study plan for the Dual Degree in Laws and International Relations 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 Dual Degree in Laws and International Relations 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 Dual Degree in Laws and International Relations 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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Study Plan

1st Year

1st semester

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
History of International Relations Up to 1945
Type Core
ECTS 6
Language I
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Introduction to Political Science
Type Core
ECTS 6
Microeconomics
Type Core
ECTS 6
European Legal History
Type Core
ECTS 6
Constitutional Law
Type Core
ECTS 6
Impact Writing Seminar
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3

2nd semester

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
History of International Relations Since 1945
Type Core
ECTS 6
Macroeconomics
Type Core
ECTS 3
Language II
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Political Theory
Type Core
ECTS 6
Introduction to Private Law. Civil Law.
Type Core
ECTS 6
Legal Thought
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Unplugged II : Governance of Emerging Technologies
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Unplugged I : Law & Ethics
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3

2nd Year

1st semester

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Technology - IE Module
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Research Methods in IR
Type Core
ECTS 6
Language III
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Civil Law. Contracts
Type Core
ECTS 6
Administrative Law
Type Core
ECTS 6
Public International Law
Type Core
ECTS 6
Unpluggled III: The art of communication
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3

2nd semester

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
International Relations Theory I
Type Core
ECTS 6
Comparative Politics
Type Core
ECTS 6
Language IV
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
European Union Law
Type Core
ECTS 6
Administrative Law and Economic Regulation
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Torts
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Unplugged IV: Multicultural Diplomacy
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Entrepreneurship - IE Module
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6

3rd Year

1st semester

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
International Trade
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
International Relations Theory II
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Language V
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Commercial Law and Corporations I
Type Core
ECTS 6
Taxation I
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Civil Law. Family
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
IE Challenge - IE Module
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6

2nd semester

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Unplugged V: Conflict resolution: Communication & mediation
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Unplugged VI : Law & Economics
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Topics in Foreign Policy
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Language VI
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Commercial Law and Corporations II
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Taxation II
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
International Political Economy
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Civil Law. Property
Type Core
ECTS 6

4th Year

1st semester - EXCHANGE IR SCHOOL

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Electives/Internship/Exchange
Type Elective
ECTS 24
Humanities - IE Module
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6

2nd semester - EXCHANGE IR SCHOOL

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Aid, Development and Social Entepreneurship
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Peace and Conflict Resolution
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Global Governance and International Institutions
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Management of the Multinational Corporation
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Human Rights
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Public Opinion & Political Communication
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6

1st semester - EXCHANGE LAW SCHOOL

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Electives/Internship/Exchange
Type Elective
ECTS 24
Humanities - IE Module
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6

2nd semester - EXCHANGE LAW SCHOOL

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Human Rights
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Criminal Law
Type Core
ECTS 12
Labour Law
Type Mandatory
ECTS 9
Conflicts and Business Law
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Aid, Development and Social Entepreneurship
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6

1st semester - Exchange + IEU

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Electives/Internship/Exchange
Type Electives
ECTS 18
Humanities - IE Module
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Project Management
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6

2nd semester - Exchange + IEU

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Human Rights
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Aid, Development and Social Entepreneurship
Type Core
ECTS 6
Peace and Conflict Resolution
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Public Opinion & Political Comunication
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Criminal Law I
Type Core
ECTS 6
Conflicts and Business Law
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Labour Law I
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Litigation I
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6

5th Year

1st semester - EXCHANGE IR SCHOOL

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Criminal Law I
Type Core
ECTS 6
Labour Law I
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
Litigation I
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Conflicts and Business Law
Type Mandatory
ECTS 3
International Money & Finance
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Project Management
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6

2nd semester - EXCHANGE IR SCHOOL

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
TFG
Type Final Project
ECTS 24
Criminal Law II
Type Core
ECTS 6
Labour Law II
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Litigation II
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6

1st semester - EXCHANGE LAW SCHOOL

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
International Money and Finance
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Peace and Conflict Resolution
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Global Governance and International Institutions
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Litigation I
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
LITIGATION I
Type OB
ECTS 6
Project Management
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6

2nd Semester - EXCHANGE LAW SCHOOL

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
TFG
Type Final project
ECTS 24
Management of the Multinational Corporation
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Public Opinion & Political Communication
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Litigation II
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6

1st semester - Exchange + IEU

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
Management of the Multinational Corporation
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
International Money and Finance
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Global Governance and International Institutions
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Labour Law II
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Litigation II
Type Mandatory
ECTS 6
Criminal Law II
Type Core
ECTS 6

2nd semester - Exchange + IEU

Courses
Type
ECTS
Syllabus
TFG
Type Final Project
ECTS 24
Electives/ Internship
Type Elective
ECTS 6
Components
Credits
Basic Courses
120
Core Courses
183
Elective Courses
18
Final Project
24
Credits needed to graduate
345

Note: This study plan may be subject to change.

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FIRST YEAR

Your first year starts with a broad introduction to international affairs and law as a whole. You will develop the skills required to understand the historical evolution of the common legal background of Europe. Through a comparative legal methodology, you will become familiar with the principles of Constitutional Law, Private Law, Civil Law and Political Theory, a process that involves an initial analysis of different law systems adopted worldwide, and a good understanding of the laws that govern relationships among states, international organizations, and other global players. You will also learn about the foundations of international affairs, studying subjects such as Political Science, Introduction to Economics, Political Theory and History of International Relations.

SECOND YEAR

The innovative and practical learning approach continues into your second year, where you will acquire the necessary skills to understand and apply civil law by using comparative analysis, as well as connect them to other relevant areas of law such as Family, Estate, Trust, Property and Contracts Law. Through International Relations Theory, Multicultural Diplomacy and Communication and International Political Economy, you will obtain an in-depth view of the legalities of business and commercial activities and learn to apply economic theory to the method and practice of law. During this year you will also take Comparative Politics, which will acquaint you with foundational texts of political thought, and to compare politics on an economical and international scale.

THIRD YEAR

During your third year, you will be provided with methodological and practical tools to understand and evaluate arguments about contending issues in International and economic affairs. From a business perspective, you will be introduced to International Trade, Commercial Law and Corporations, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Law and Economics. You will study different ways of comprehending globalization in the contemporary world. From a comparative and international perspective, you will be introduced to Taxation, Public International Law and Topics in Foreign Topics.

FOURTH YEAR

During this year, you will personalize your student path by choosing complementary courses, traveling abroad for an exchange or completing an internship program with one of our prestigious partner institutions around the world. The complementary courses will develop the soft skills and ethical attitudes that will allow you to become a legal and international professional. During this year through Law Unplugged, you will experience the reality of the legal practice by the simulation of different legal professions and markets in the global economy. By the end of the year you will have acquired the skills to apply economic theories to your projects, develop critical thinking, and practice the most important competencies related to leadership.

FIFTH YEAR

In your last year, you will delve into Litigation and develop critical thinking capacities by analyzing topics that will appear during your legal practice, such as Criminal Law, Labour Law or Peace and Conflict Resolution. You will also acquire the skills that leaders use to resolve conflicts and manage multinational corporations. Such as Project Management, Global Governance and International Institutions, Aid, Development and Social Entrepreneurship. An important part of your fifth year will be dedicated to your final project, drawing upon the knowledge gained throughout your academic courses, internships, IEU Labs, and exchange program.

A STUDENT JOURNEY THAT INTEGRATES LAW AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

This degree’s study plan is based around how the legal field connects to three main academic areas. Take a look below and discover how each block integrates both Law and International Relations.