The study plan for the Dual Degree in Laws & 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 & 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 & 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
IE University considers multiple language acquisition to be a key element of its educational model, leading to success in both work and study.
The Language Center at IEU is proud to offer students the possibility to study a wide range of languages, including French, German, Portuguese, Chinese, Arabic, Spanish, and English. With such a large variety of options, our students are able to personalize their academic path to meet their future career plans and objectives.