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Understand the world through law

Lead society into the future. Open the door to the world of law beyond borders

Why law at IE University?

IE Law School at IE University offers innovative programs for forward-thinking, natural-born leaders ready to solve global challenges in an international environment. 'How does law work on a global level, beyond borders, beyond boxes, in a comprehensive, holistic, and integral way? You will find out at IE Law School.

Global: Breaking barriers


Practical: Out of the box


Innovative: Endless opportunities


Diverse: International community



Global: Breaking barriers

IE University is global in every sense of the word. We programs are not just led by top legal minds from around the world, they are taught with an understanding that our students will be the next generation of legal professionals breaking barriers across the globe. We programs train future lawyers using comparative law methodology preparing them to take on a globalized world.

By studying different legal systems and comparing various legal cultures, you will be prepared to move fluidly in an increasingly interconnected world. Through comparative law, you will learn the fundamentals of legal institutions, legislation and jurisprudence in different countries. With economic globalization and a legal market moving through internationalization, studying comparative law will prepare you to become a legal professional ready to face the challenges of the legal world today and in the future.


Practical: Out of the box

At IE University, you will not only learn theory. You will be prepared to hit the ground running upon graduation. Our unique approach - taught by practicing lawyers - ensures you have the foundation to become a creative legal professional, putting the knowledge you gain into practice through hands-on learning in and out of the classroom.

You’ll be trained to become a dynamic legal professional, prepared to take on the most complex challenges facing organizations and society as a whole.

You will have the opportunity to participate in:







Innovative: Endless opportunities

This unique program will provide you with a comprehensive foundation in civil and common law, focusing on EU law, with the opportunity to build expertise in a specialized area of study.

IE University’s focus on comparative law methodology gives you the chance to understand various legal systems around the world. You’ll be trained in the fundamentals of legal institutions, legislation, and jurisprudence in the scope of economic globalization, which has transformed the legal market.

You will become a world-class legal professional ready to adapt to changes in the legal environment, and creatively apply your knowledge to solve complex problems around the world. The opportunities will be endless.

IE University’s global partnerships

Advanced seminars

International conferences

Unique case study methodology

Dynamic research centers

Visits to top law firms

Outstanding international professors


Diverse: International community

IE Law School is made up of students and professors from around the world. Both the curriculum and the learning environment at IE University have been developed to offer you a global perspective. You will network with students from diverse backgrounds and learn from professors who have practiced law around the world.

During your degree, you will also have the chance to choose the track that most inspires you. You may complete your degree in Spain, in a combined program at the University of Law in England or apply for a joint program at Northwestern University in the United States.

IE University has exceptional partnerships with leading international organizations and law firms giving you the opportunity to complete internships around the world. Find in sheet Context: As a member of the Law Schools Global League, IE Law School is consistently ranked among the top law schools globally with the world’s leading firms and institutions looking to recruit graduates like you.

Find in sheet Context: Whether through the international opportunities available to you, the diverse range of activities and clubs to choose from, or the daily contact, feedback, and support from academics and legal professionals from around the world; you will have the chance to explore new interests and meet inspiring minds from around the world throughout your global IE University experience.

Day-to-day life as an

Law student

As an IE University Bachelor of Laws student, you’ll dive into hands-on projects straight out of the gate. Your days will be jam-packed with classes, workshops, competitions, and more, preparing you for the fast-paced real world of law. Here are a few ways you’ll gain practical experience during your degree:

International Legal Competitions

During your time at IE University, you will have the opportunity to participate in several international legal competitions. These exciting events allow you to develop your advocacy skills, learn firsthand from international legal professionals, enhance your written and verbal communication skills, and meet other law students from around the world.


  1. Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (Washington DC) on International Arbitration.
  2. European Human Rights Moot Court Competition (Strasbourg) on Human Rights.
  3. Europa Moot (Kavala) on European Union Law.
  4. Moot Madrid (Madrid) on International Arbitration
The Jessup Competition provides students with the opportunity to develop oral and written advocacy skills. However, the benefits gained from participating in such competitions have a multiplier effect. Students improve their research skills and gain intellectual expertise.
Antonios Kouroutakis (professor)


LWOW is an experiential venture lab and competition that seeks to generate original ideas and solutions for current and future challenges in the world of business, law, and technology. The event fosters a culture of creativity and innovation, providing an opportunity for students to learn in a multidisciplinary environment while developing their problem-solving skills The competition brings together students from over 100 countries from more than 30 law and business schools around the world.

It was being part of such an amazingly diverse group of talented professionals and students that made the experience so unique. Just talking to these people completely changed my perspective of the legal world nowadays.
Pedro Gil (LL.B. student)
I believe it is time we start thinking differently. Our generation has to deal with this challenge of embracing and being the change in a legal landscape that is surely adapting to the 21st century and all of its new actors.
Aïda Mekouar (BBA-LL.B. student)

Legal Challenges

In addition to international competitions, you will also have the opportunity to participate in Legal Challenges sponsored by IE University, which will allow you to further develop your advocacy and legal skills. IE University currently offers exciting legal challenges including:

IE University Roman
Law Challenge

First-year students use traditional Roman law to innovatively solve hypothetical challenges.

IE University European Union Law Challenge

Second-year students apply European law to hypothetical, real-world issues.

IE University & Herbert Smith Freehills Commercial Law Challenge

Second and third-year students apply practical knowledge to come up with innovative solutions to complex problems using commercial law principles.

Legal Clinic


is a program that provides hands-on legal experience to law students through pro bono practice. Startups, social entrepreneurs, NGOs, and foundations are just some of the organizations that benefit from our students’ legal services.


have collaborated with all kinds of organizations through the Legal Clinic, including but not limited to: Ashurst, Latham & Watkins, Garrigues, Pérez-Llorca, Ramón y Cajal, Elzaburu, Cuatrecasas, Fundación Pombo, Bridge for Billions, and Voluntechies.


not only enhances your legal know-how through real practice, but it also gives you the opportunity to meet and network with big names in the legal field.

Shadowing Program

There’s no better way to learn than by watching the experts. This week-long program allows second and third-year students to shadow successful law professionals at the most prestigious international and national law firms. Students spend time in several different areas and departments of the firm to gain a comprehensive understanding of how top lawyers apply theory to practice in the real world.

Participating firms in the past few years include: Baker & McKenzie, Linklaters, Uria Menéndez, Pérez-Llorca, Watson Farley Williams, Garrigues, and Cuatrecasas.

Pérez-Llorca chose young lawyers for us to shadow. They kept making sure we got the most out of the week, speaking to us about all kind of topics they felt could be useful for our professional careers. I really enjoyed the chance to take a look at the internal functioning of the firm.
Belén Adell, LL.B. student

Legal Tech

IE University recognizes the massive challenges—as well as the substantial opportunities—that come with harnessing the power of technology to improve legal education, practices, and systems. To succeed in this digital environment, law students must be customer-oriented, tech-savvy, and innovative. We prepare our students to be just that through cutting-edge courses, conferences, roundtables, legal challenges, and much more.


  2. Cybersecurity & Law
  3. Blockchain
  4. Digital Ethics and Privacy in New Emerging Technologies
  5. IE University Disruptive Tech Week

Students can choose from four tracks and develop their own professional path according to their ambitions and career goals. All graduates, regardless of the track they decide to follow, will leave the IE Law School fully prepared to practice law around the world in both public and private sectors.

The Global Experience

Why is it
called “global”?

This program will prepare you to work in an international environment and tackle problems on a global scale. After graduation, you’ll have the flexibility to choose from a wide range of exciting professional paths, in the country of your choosing: UK, USA or India.

Who is it for?

The Global Experience is designed for individuals with a strong sense of justice who want to become internationally respected leaders. This track is also well-suited for students who want a wide range of options available to them post-graduation.

Where will the Global
Experience take me?

After graduating from the Global Experience track, you’ll be prepared to pioneer change and build the future of law in any number of settings. You might end up working in a top law firm, major corporation, NGO, or think tank.

How will it take
me there?

Using practical and innovative methods, you’ll learn how to solve legal problems from a multijurisdictional lens. You’ll also develop the advocacy skills and international fluency necessary to confidently take on future career challenges.

What will my
experience be like?

This track can be easily customized to your needs and interests. You may elect to specialize in a subject such as Human Rights or Business Law, complete an internship, or participate in an exchange semester at a top law school in a different country.

What can I do after
I finish my program?

After graduation, many students continue their education at IE Law School, where they deepen their understanding of the Spanish legal system and go on to become successful jurists. Others attend law school internationally, or begin successful professional careers.

UK Experience

US Experience

INDIA Experience

Where will the UK Experience take me?

Students enrolled in this track will graduate with dual law degrees from two international universities: IE University in Spain and The University of Law in the UK. You’ll also have the opportunity to complete the graduate program required to become either a solicitor or a barrister in the UK.

How will it take me there?

You´ll spend the first two years of this program at ie university, studying at either segovia or madrid. Year three is spent at the campus in madrid, and year four is spent at The University of Law in the UK. Students who do not wish to complete the LPC or BPTC may instead participate in an internship or exchange program with IE University in their fourth year.

What are the LPC and BPTC?

The LPC (Legal Practice Course) and BTPC (Bar Professional Training Course) are post-graduate training programs required to become a practicing solicitor or barrister in the UK. Solicitors provide advice, draft legal documents, and undertake negotiations for clients, while barristers act as advocates in legal hearings and plead cases in front of a judge.

About The University of Law…

Founded in 1876, The University of Law is one of the UK’s longest-established specialized providers of legal education. It has earned a reputation for innovation and contemporary teaching practices.

What will my experience be like?

As a participant in the UK Experience, you’ll graduate in four years with dual degrees from top Spanish and UK universities. You’ll take both IE University and University of Law courses alongside other international students, and receive academic guidance and support from both universities.

What can I do after I finish my program?

After completing your program, you may begin a career as a solicitor or barrister in the UK immediately. You can also elect to continue your studies at the IE Law School, Or work for a law firm, a think tank, ngo or leading international corporation.

Where will the US Experience take me?

IE Law students will have the opportunity to apply to a program with Northwestern University to pursue an LL.M degree or a JD degree in addition to their LL.B. Those who have successfully passed the Northwestern track admissions process will split their time between IE University in Madrid and Northwestern University, a top law school outside of Chicago, Illinois.

How will it take me there?

Through this program, you’ll gain a deep understanding of comparative law, American law, legal processes, and international law. Graduating with two degrees from two top law schools will permit you to pursue the legal career of your choice.

What’s the difference between an LL.M. and a J.D. degree?

A J.D. is required to practice law in the US, and is appropriate for students hoping to practice law in either the US or Spain. An LL.M. is generally earned after an LL.B. or J.D., and is appropriate for students who wish to practice law internationally.

About Northwestern…

The Northwestern Pritzker School of Law was the first law school in Chicago and is ranked among the top 20 law schools in the United States. Thanks to the low student-faculty ratio, students receive individualized attention and high-quality instruction.

What will my experience be like?

As a student in the LL.M. program at Northwestern, you’ll make up part of a small but diverse cohort. Over 20 nationalities are represented in the program and there are 115 students per year, with an average age of 26. If you choose to earn a J.D., you’ll be in a 230-student program that is made up of 90% American students, with an average age of 25.

What can I do after I finish my program?

After completing this 4-year program, you’ll have the skills and expertise necessary to become a global jurist or work at a top law firm. You’ll also be able to land a significant role at a major corporation, think tank, or NGO.

Where will the India Experience take me?

Open exclusively to Indian nationals, this program transforms students into global law professionals and business strategists* and opens the door to becoming an Advocate in India. After having successfully completed the LL.B and LL.M programs at IE University, you will be able to enroll with the State Bar Council of India and permitted to sit the All Indian Bar Examinations (AIBE).

How will it take me there?

The Bachelor of Laws at IE University will prepare you to analyze the complex global legal reality from diverse perspectives and systems. Then, by acquiring international experience and a global perspective, you’ll develop the necessary skills to have a successful career in the international arena.

What will my experience be like?

During the first 4 or 5 years of your program, you will complete an undergraduate degree in law, choosing between a Bachelor in Politics, Law, and Economics; a Dual Degree in Business Administration and Laws; or a Dual Degree in Laws and International Relations. Then, you will complete an LL.M. in International Business Law in order to develop the skills necessary to thrive in an international career.

What can I do after I finish my program?

After graduating and passing the All India Bar Examination, you’ll be able to practice law independently or with a firm. You may also choose to take your state’s judicial services exam to become a judicial magistrate, civil judge, or public attorney.

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