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Master’s Degree in the International Legal Profession
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Course title

Master’s Degree in the International Legal Profession

Academic area

Law and Political Science 

Duration 

10 months

Credits

60 ECTS

Language 

Spanish

Format  

On-site

 
 
Student profile 

Legal experts who require specialised training in EU and international law.

Admissions and enrolment

The enrolment process is now open. Contact the Postgraduate Information Service to apply. 

Calendar and timetables

From February to July. Fridays from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and two Saturdays a month from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Academic Calendar

Official Master’s Degree in the Legal Profession
 

The private university with the most experience in the field of law in Catalonia.

Why study at UAO CEU?

1. Become a specialist in the legal profession in Europe and internationally, a highly sought-after profile among firms and companies

The phenomena of Europeanisation and globalisation have helped expand businesses and other activities beyond traditional national borders. Evolutions in new technologies and digitalisation have only exacerbated this trend. Even within our borders, a good lawyer needs a thorough knowledge of EU and international law. 

This is why we have seen such a large increase in the demand for legal advisors and professionals who not only know domestic law, but who also have specialist knowledge of European and international law and who are comfortable in such settings.

The Master’s Degree in the International Legal Profession provides an effective response to the needs of this international context both in the business sector and legal operators themselves. 

International lawyers respond professionally and efficiently to cross-border situations in the sphere of private or public law, within Europe or in situations with third states. The programme is aimed at future legal professionals who intend to practice law professionally and are taking the master's degree required to practise in the profession.

Specialisation in the international field will give them the learning tools they need to be competent in the field of law regulating the legal aspects of procedural, civil, commercial, labour and criminal law at the international level and in particular within the EU, international arbitration and human rights, as well as new technologies. The overall objective is for students to attain the appropriate skills and comprehensive knowledge of the principal legal aspects in order to provide solutions to conflicts involving public and private cross-border law, or involving elements of immigration in the discipline of private international law, public international law and EU law.

2. Objectives
  • To learn the international regulations on jurisdiction, applicable law and recognition and enforcement of foreign sentences in the fields of contractual, extra-contractual, family, personal, inheritance, commercial and labour law.
  • To learn about the main types of international contracts.
  • To learn the ways to resolve legal disputes out of court (arbitration and ADR).
  • To learn the procedures for making claims and procedural aspects in the EU.
  • To learn the normative instruments of the EU and the international conventions at a procedural level in order to solve international legal conflicts, among others.
     
3. Experience

We have been training legal experts since 1973. The private university with the most experience in the field of law in Catalonia.

4. Methodology

The master's degree is taught using a careful combination of three simultaneous methodologies: lectures by renowned jurists, case study discussion seminars based on real-life examples, and activities designed to develop students’ practical and communicative skills and abilities. Classroom activities are complemented with autonomous (but guided) work by the student.

5. Professional development

Real work placements at major firms. We also offer a national and international job’s board with more than 2,300 collaborating companies with work placements in over 20 countries.

6. Teaching staff

Teaching staff comprising academics, lawyers, judges and other legal professionals selected for their background, prestige and teaching skills.

7. Employability

The average employment rate for those who have completed postgraduate studies at CEU is 95.8% (AQU 2020 Survey).

8. Information resources

The Library Service is designed to support study and research with the primary objective of meeting students’ educational and scientific needs. It has ample opening hours, even on weekends, with the best IT facilities.

UAO CEU also offers a large digital repository containing open-access publications derived from the teaching, research and institutional activities carried out by the university’s teaching staff, students and alumni.

 

Syllabus of the International Legal Profession 

Module 1 (14.25 ECTS):

  • International Jurisdiction, Cross-border Procedural Cooperation and European Proceedings (3 ECTS) - 1st Semester  
  • International Civil Law (Contractual and Non-contractual Obligations) (3 ECTS) - 1st Semester  
  • International Civil Law (Family and Inheritance Law) (1.5 ECTS) - 1st Semester  
  • International Commercial Law (4.5 ECTS) - 1st Semester 
  • International Labour Law (0.75 ECTS) - 1st Semester 
  • International Arbitration and ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolutions) (1.5 ECTS) - 1st Semester  

Module 2 (14.25 ECTS):

  • International Criminal Law (3 ECTS) - 1st Semester  
  • International Environmental Law, Maritime Law, Airspace and International Transport (1.5 ECTS) - 2nd Semester 
  • International Relations (1 ECTS) - 2nd Semester
  • International Trade Law (1.5 ECTS) - 2nd Semester  
  • International Tax Law (2 ECTS) - 2nd Semester  
  • International New Technology and Intellectual Property Law (1.5 ECTS) - 2nd Semester  
  • Nationality and Immigration Law (1.5 ECTS) - 2nd Semester  

Module 3 (13.5 ECTS):

  • European Union Law: Creation, Evolution and Application (3.75 ECTS) - 2nd Semester  
  • European Union Procedural Law (1.5 ECTS) - 2nd Semester  
  • Legislation and Judicial Cooperation in Police and Criminal Matters in the European Union (3 ECTS) - 2nd Semester  
  • The Protection of Fundamental Rights in the European Union (1.5 ECTS) - 2nd Semester  
  • Single European Market and Competition Law (4.5 ECTS) - 2nd Semester
  • Final Dissertation - 9 ECTS
  • Placement - 9 ECTS

 

Teaching staff

TEACHING STAFF

Academic Management

Prof. Dr Jerónimo Maillo González-Orús. Professor of EU and International Law, International Relations, CEU San Pablo University. Jean Monnet, Professor of European Law

Coordinators of the Master’s

Dr Sergio Prats Jané. Lawyer. Associate Professor of International Private Law and European Union Law at UAO CEU, UB, URV and tutor professor at UOC.

Teaching staff

  • Dr José María Acensio Gallego. Judge. Associate Professor of Criminal Law at UB and Associate Professor of Procedural Law and Criminology at UAO CEU.
  • Dr Ana Belén Campuzano Laguillo. Professor of Commercial Law at CEU San Pablo University, coordinator of the PhD program in Law and Economics at the CEU International Doctoral School.
  • Dr Francisco J. Fonseca Morillo. Director of the Representation of the European Commission in Spain. Professor of Community Law at San Pablo CEU University. 
  • Dr Jerónimo Maillo González-Orús. Professor of EU and International Law, International Relations, CEU San Pablo University. Jean Monnet, Professor of European Law
  • Dr Marta Martini. Lawyer, coordinator of the International Centre for Arbitration, Mediation and Negotiation (CIAMEN) of the Royal University Institute of European Studies of CEU San Pablo University.
  • Dr Miguel Ángel Medina Abellán. Associate Professor of International Relations at Ramon Llull University and UAO CEU.
  • Dr Pablo Nuevo. Professor of Constitutional Law at UAO CEU.
  • Dr Carmen Parra. Associate professor in Private International Law at Abat Oliba CEU University.
  • Dr Andrea Pérez Suay. Professor at UAO CEU, coordinator of the Master's Degree in Maritime Law at UAO CEU. 
  • Dr Javier Porras Belarra. Professor of EU Law, International Public Law and International Relations at CEU San Pablo University.
  • Dr Sergio Prats Jané. Lawyer. Associate Professor of International Private Law and European Union Law at UAO CEU, UB, URV and tutor professor at UOC.
  • Dr Francisco Villacampa Megía. Associate Professor of International Public Law at UAO CEU and UOC.  
  • Dr Marta Villar Ezcurra. Professor of Financial and Tax Law at San Pablo CEU University. Vice President of the Supervisory Board of the International Fiscal Association (IFA).
  • Dr Raquel Xalabarder Plantada. Professor of International Private Law at UOC. 
  • Dr José Luís García de Cal. Lawyer specialising in Public Law. Associate Professor UPF and UAO CEU.
  • Alberto Artamendi Gutiérrez. Lawyer specialising in international taxation. Associate professor at ESADE Business & Law School and UAO CEU.
  • Alberto Varona Jiménez. Judge. Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedural Law at the Judicial School (CGPJ).
  • Dr Juan Antonio Roger Gámir. Lawyer. Specialist in Commercial Law. Professor at UAO CEU
  • Eduardo Armas González. Social Security lawyer and lecturer at Abat Oliba CEU University.

 

DETAILED CV OF PROFESSORS

Career opportunities

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Upon completion of the Official Master’s in the International Legal Profession at Abat Oliba CEU University, students will be able to pursue a career in the following fields:

  • Spanish law firms with a European and international vocation
  • International firms based in Spain
  • Legal firms advising companies, businesses and other entities 

 

 

Fees and scholarships

TOTAL AMOUNT

 € 6,255

Tuition fees correspond, solely and exclusively, to the provision of teaching as part of the programme enrolled on, and this is the only service offered in exchange for the payment of those fees. By enrolling, the student accepts that decisions made by the competent authorities may, directly or indirectly, render it necessary to carry out teaching, tutoring, work placements or assessment tests either in person or via distance learning.

The student accepts that they remain obliged to pay any such fees in full even if, for reasons beyond the control of the University, some of the educational activities included in the degree cannot be carried out as initially provided for in the course guides at the beginning of the academic year. If restrictions are part in place, the University will provide the student with a guarantee that the activity will be rescheduled when possible, taking into consideration the interests of the student and any other applicable academic criteria.

PAYMENT METHODS

Once you have formalised reservation of your place, the remaining amount can be paid in the following ways:

  • One-time payment

    A one-off payment entitles you to a discount of 5 % of the tuition fees.

  • Monthly payments

    10 instalments with special 0% interest financing. This also entitles students to a discount of 5% on tuition fees.

  • Payment by instalments

    3 instalments per year.

  • Other financing agreements

    With Banco Santander, CaixaBank and Banc Sabadell. This also entitles students to a discount of 5 % on tuition fees.

  • CANCEL YOUR PLACE AFTER RESERVATION

    Students have until 30 June to cancel their reserved place. This means you can book now and change if your circumstances change later on.*

    *Deadline subject to changes in the official registration calendar

MORE INFORMATION

Master’s and Postgraduate Department
Bellesguard, 30. 08022 Barcelona
Tel. +34 93 253 72 03
master@uao.es

Quality and regulation

CANDIDATE PROFILE

The Master's Degree in the International Legal Profession is aimed at Law graduates who are taking the Master’s Degree in the Legal Profession who are interested in focusing their future professional careers on working as jurists and lawyers specialising in one or more international aspects, and who are interested in obtaining specialised quality training at the highest academic and practical level in this multidisciplinary subject.

 

OBJECTIVES

  • To become familiar with international law. 
  • To train specialists in EU and international law to practise law and other legal professions.

REGULATIONS ON CONTINUATION OF STUDIES

DEGREE INDICATORS