Máster Universitario en Abogacía

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Official Double Master's Degree in Legal Profession + Official Master's Degree in Administrative Management
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Course title

Official Double Master’s Degree in Legal Profession + Official Master’s Degree in Administrative Management

Academic field

Law and Political Science

Duration / Credits

16 months
150 ECTS

Official stamp of quality – AQU

Places / Format

60 / Face-to-face and blended

Organised with:
Student profile

Those interested in studying a speciality at the same time as practising law in the administrative management industry.

Admission and enrolment

Admissions applications via the website; documentation and formalisation of admission at the University.

Calendar and timetable

From October 2019 to December 2020. Monday to Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Fridays from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Academic Calendar

Official Master’s Degree in LEGAL PROFESSION

We are the most experienced private university for teaching law in Catalonia


1. Professionalisation

Law 34/2006, of 30th October, regulating access to the lawyer and solicitor professions, introduced the requirement for additional professional training beyond university level prior to admission to the bar.

This additional training must consist of an entry (bar) exam after earning 60 ECTS credits through courses accredited by the Ministry of Justice and 30 ECTS credits from a tutored internship.

In response to this new regulatory framework for teaching law and preparing to practise as a lawyer, Abat Oliba CEU University offers this legally required additional training in the form of a master's. It is a professional pathway that offers not only subjects directly related to legal practice, but also important subjects with transferable skills, such as ethics, negotiation and promotion of equality and human rights.

Alongside the Official Double Master's in Legal Profession + Administrative Management, you can begin work as an administrative manager without the need to take the public entry exam for the profession, with content adapted to cover legally established roles. The Council of the Official Administrative Managers Association of Catalonia exempts graduates of this master's from the state professional entry test and provides immediate accreditation upon finishing the course.

Double Master's students can therefore join the two associations and offer the key services to set up their own firm.

2. Experience

We have been training lawyers since 1973. We are the most experienced private university for teaching law in Catalonia.

3. Preparation for entering the legal profession

All students on the Master's have personal access to Legal Quiz by the Lefebvre publishing house, a database with more than 1,500 questions similar to those asked on the bar exam, as well as two digital books: Memento Acceso a la Abogacía and Memento Ejercicio Profesional de la Abogacía.

4. Methodology

The Master's in the Legal Profession is taught through a system combining three simultaneous methodologies:

  • lectures by prestigious jurists
  • seminars based on real case studies
  • workshops on practical and communicative skills and abilities

It features case studies from national and international businesses. Special emphasis is placed on soft skills as a key tool for future practising lawyers.

5. Professional development

The double master's offers internships in major offices and businesses within the logistics and trade sector, both nationally and internationally. The Talent&Work Area at UAO CEU offers a vast job market and entrepreneurship advice.

UAO CEU currently has links with more than 2,300 companies with internship placements in more than 20 countries.

6. Teaching staff

Our teaching staff comprises academics, lawyers, magistrates and other figures from the legal world selected based on their career, prestige and educational skills.

7. Employability and international outlook

CEU postgraduates have a 95% average employment rate. Students acquire the linguistic and cultural knowledge necessary to work anywhere in the world.

8. Information resources

The Library Service was created to support study and research with the aim of meeting all educational and scientific demands. It has long opening hours, including weekends, and is equipped with the latest technology.

UAO CEU also gives the university community a digital repository containing open-access publications including teaching materials, faculty and institutional research and work by students and alumni of the University.


Legal Profession

Administrative Management

Teaching staff


The classes of the Official Master's in the Legal Profession are taught by recognised experts with far-reaching teaching and professional experience who were chosen for their reputation as well as their specialisation in the legal profession.


Course Director

María Jesús Pesqueira Zamora.

PhD in Procedural Law from UAO CEU and Substitute Judge with the Barcelona Provincial Court. Dean of the Faculty of Law and Business at UAO CEU.

Course Coordinator

Isabel Arias Díez. Degree in Law from UB. Lawyer at Tornos Abogados.

Cristina Torres Fajarnes. Degree in Law and Criminology from UB. Substitute Judge with the Courts of Barcelona.

ICAB Coordination

Jesús María Sánchez García. Lawyer.

Advisory Board

  • José María Fuster Fabra. PhD in Law from the University of Barcelona. Of Counsel at Fuster.Fabra Abogados.
  • Juan Antonio Roger. Partner and Head of the Commercial Law Department at Foro Legal Abogados.
  • Esaú Alarcón. Lawyer at Gibernau Asesores.

Teching staff

  • Jordi Agustí. Supreme Court Judge.
  • Juan Antonio Pérez Rivarés. Partner at Uría & Menéndez.
  • Christian Herrera Petrus. Partner at Herrera Abogados.
  • Enrique Rovira del Canto. Judge on the Barcelona Provincial Court.
  • Ignacio Ripol Carulla. Partner at Overseas Law Practice.
  • José María Fuster-Fabra. Managing Partner of Fuster-Fabra Abogados.
  • Juan Antonio Roger Gamir. Foro Legal.
  • Jacinto Gimeno Valentín-Gamazo. Lawyer.
  • Jorge Buxadé Villalba. State Judge.
  • Isabel Arias Díez. Tornos Abogados.
  • José María Rojí. Partner at CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo.
  • Adolfo Lucas Esteve. Associate Professor of Civil Law at UAO CEU and Substitute Judge on the Barcelona Provincial Court.
  • Mª Jesús Pesqueira Zamora. Associate Professor of Procedural Law at UAO CEU and Substitute Judge on the Barcelona Provincial Court.
  • Enrique Bacigalupo. Bacigalupo. Emeritus Judge of the Supreme Court.
  • Javier Vidal-Quadras. Partner at Amat & Vidal-Quadras.
  • Alfonso del Castillo. Lawyer at Cuatrecasas.
  • Jenifer Lahoz. Lawyer.
  • Álex Farreres. Partner at Uría & Menéndez.
  • Jordi Bertomeu García. Lawyer.
  • Enrique García Echegoyen. Lawyer.
  • Marcos Espuny Garrigues. Lawyer.
  • Ezequiel Miranda. Cortés Abogados.
  • Pablo Nuevo. Associate Professor of Constitutional Law at UAO CEU.
  • Carmen Parra. Associate Professor of International Law at UAO CEU.
  • Jesús Sánchez. Lawyer. Secretary of the Board at ICAB.
  • Carlos Pérez del Valle. Chair of Criminal Law and Dean at CEU San Pablo University. Former Lawyer to the Supreme Court.
  • Enrique García Echegoyen. Lawyer and President of the ICAB Education Commission.
  • Enrique Rovira del Canto. Judge on the Barcelona Provincial Court.
  • José Luis del Olmo. Associate Professor of Marketing and Commercial Management at UAO CEU.
  • Marc Molins. Partner at Molins & Parés Abogados.
  • Rosa M. Foix Miralles. Lawyer.
  • Lídia Pérez. Lawyer.
  • Cristina Rodríguez-Obiols. Lawyer at MDA & Lexartis.
  • Esaú Alarcón. Lawyer at Gibernau Asesores. 
  • Julio Naveira. Dean of the Lawyer's College of Mataró. Ex-President of the Catalan Legal Council.
  • José Mª Fernández Seijo. Judge on the Barcelona Provincial Court.
  • Juan José Guardia. Director de estudios del grado en Derecho de la UAO CEU.
  • Juan Manuel de Castro. Director of Studies of the Bachelor's in Law at UAO CEU.
  • Elena Tarragona. Lawyer at Ramón y Cajal Abogados.
  • Antonio Sánchez Gervilla. Partner at SANGER Abogados.
  • Ana Campuzano. Chair of Commercial Law at CEU San Pablo University.
  • Jerónimo Maíllo. Associate Professor of European Law at CEU San Pablo University.


Course Director

Dr Marc Giménez Bachmann
Abat Oliba CEU University


Teaching staff

  • Mateo Albillos Albillos. Bachelor's in Law. Provincial Assistant Manager of Special Procedures at the General Treasury of Social Security.
  • Jordi Albiol Plans. Doctor of Law. Bachelor's in Business Management and Administration. Lawyer. Administrative Manager. Insolvency Administrator. Professor of Commercial Law at the University of Barcelona.
  • Silvia Cano Arteseros. Doctor of Law. Tax Administration Manager at Barcelona City Council.
  • José Luis Carratalá Teruel. Bachelor's in Law. Judge on Labour Court 15 in Barcelona. Adjunct Professor in the Commercial and Labour Law Department at the University of Barcelona. Senior Professor of the School of Labour Relations at the University of Valencia (on leave).
  • José Julián Fuentes Martínez. Bachelor's in Law. Notary.
  • Iñaki Frías Inchausti. Bachelor's in Law. Master's in Corporate Law. Lawyer specialising in company law and partner at the corporate law firm Rosaud Costas Duran SLP.
  • Marc Giménez Bachmann. Doctor. Bachelor's in Law. Bachelor's in Political Science. Master’s in Administrative Management. Lawyer. Administrative Manager. Chair of the Board at COGAC. Spokesperson of the Training Commission. Councillor and Chair of the Board at ISGAC.
  • Elisenda Giral Massana. Bachelor's in Law. Labour Inspector. Member of the arbitration body of the first Labour Court in Catalonia, the Children's Rights Observatory and the Administrative Council of the Catalan Health Institute.
  • Juan José Guardia. Doctor of Law. Lecturer of Procedural Law at Abat Oliba CEU University.
  • Jordi Jové i Vilalta. Doctor of Law. Tax Management Coordinator at the Tax Agency of Catalonia.
  • Alfonso Lluzar López de Briñas. Bachelor's in Law. Master’s in Administrative Management. Lawyer. Administrative Manager. President of COGAC. President of Catalan Council. President of ISGAC. Vice President of the General Council.
  • Pablo Nuevo López. Doctor of Law. Professor of Constitutional Law. Director of Studies for the Bachelor's in Law and Course Director for the Master's Degree in Legal Profession at Abat Oliba CEU University.
  • Josep Lluís del Olmo Arriaga. Doctor of Marketing and Market Research, with a Bachelor's in Advertising and Public Relations. Lecturer of Business Management at Abat Oliba CEU University.
  • Carmen Parra Rodríguez. Administrative Manager. Doctor of Law. Master's in European Law from the Free University of Brussels. Associate Professor of International Private Law at Abat Oliba CEU University.
  • Carlos Pérez del Valle. Criminal Law Professor and Director of the Gift & Task Bioethics and Law Professorship at Abat Oliba CEU University.
  • Eva Perea Muñoz. Doctor of Catechism and Business Studies. Vice-Rector of Academic Management and Dean of the Social Science Faculty at UAO CEU.
  • Jesús M. Prujà Noé. Administrative Manager. Doctor of Advertising and Public Relations. Bachelor's in Law. Bachelor's in Political Science and Sociology. Lecturer of Political Science and Administration. Head of the Generalitat of Catalonia's University Access Guidance Office.
  • Conxa Puebla Pons. Doctor of Law. Head of the Local Legal Aid Services at Barcelona Council.
  • Jorge Sarró Rius. Bachelor's in Law, on leave of absence from the Treasury Inspector's Body, associate of the tax law area at Rousaud Costas Duran SLP.
  • Stefan Rating Pabst. Doctor of Law. Lawyer in Barcelona and Brussels. Professor of EU Law and Competition, Environment and Telecommunications.
  • Ramon M. Soldevila de Monteys. Doctor of Economic and Business Sciences. Account auditor. Associate Professor at Abat Oliba CEU University.
  • Guillem Soler Solé. Bachelor's in Law. Judge on the County Court number 1 in Barcelona. Undergraduate and graduate Lecturer on Civil Law.


Career opportunities


Students who earn the Official Master's in the Legal Profession from Abat Oliba CEU University can go on to practise law in various areas, whether in a law firm of any speciality or as a corporate legal adviser.

And students who earn the Official Master's in Administrative Management from Abat Oliba CEU University can pursue careers in the following areas:

- Certified administrative manager who can manage or advise in the fiscal, tax and accounting fields

- Certified administrative manager in social and labour consultancy and management

- Certified administrative manager who can manage or advise in the world of automation and transport

- Certified administrative manager in mortgage law consultancy and management

- Access to legal or economic doctorate programmes, as well as in the administration, legal, financial or human resources departments of any business or institution.



  • AAMC Abogados
  • AGM Abogados
  • Albácar – Clusa & Asociados Abogados
  • Amat & Vidal-Quadras
  • Arraut & Asociados
  • Bassas  Advocats
  • B. Alemany Punyet
  • Baker & Mckenzie Barcelona
  • Blas de Lezo Abogados
  • Bufet Garcia Coca – Abogados
  • Bufet Miralbell Guerin
  • Bufet Sorroca Serrano
  • Bufete Carreras Llansana
  • Bufete de Abogados Fuentes Lojo
  • Bufete Díaz Arias
  • Bufete de Mier Abogados
  • Bufete Escura
  • Cabades – Valls. Notarios Asociados
  • Clifford Chance
  • CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo
  • Barcelona Bar Association
  • Legal Assessment Commission - Government of Catalonia
  • Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young S. L.
  • Foro Legal
  • Frübeck Abogados-Economistas
  • Fuster-Fabra Abogados
  • Garrigues
  • Gay Vendrell Advocats
  • Gómez-Acebo & Pombo
  • Harboury Legal & Business Services
  • Herrera Advocats
  • Barcelona Bar Association (ICAB)
  • Tornos Abogados Asociados
  • Landwell, Abogados Asesores Fiscales
  • KPMG
  • Manubens Advocats
  • Martell Abogados
  • Miralbell Guerin
  • Monereo Meyer Marinel-lo Abogados
  • Molins & Silva
  • Mullerat Advocats
  • Munné Muñoz-Sabaté Advocats Dret Privat
  • Mutualidad de la Abogacía
  • Notaria Belloch & De Dueñas
  • Perez Llorca
  • Roca Junyent
  • Ros Procuradores
  • RCD Abogados
  • Trias De Bes y Vidal-Quadras Abogados y Asesores Tributarios
  • Uría Menéndez


Fees and funding



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 and assessment tests 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 this were to happen, 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.


Once the place has been reserved, the remaining amount can be paid in the following ways:

Single payment

The single payment method entitles students to a 5% discount in tuition fees.


Payment in instalments

Payment in four instalments throughout the academic year.

Monthly payment

In 10 instalments with special, interest-free financing with no admin fee. Also entitles students to a 5% discount on tuition fees.

Other financing plans

With Banco Santander, CaixaBank, BBVA and Banc Sabadell. These also include a 5% enrolment discount.

Cancel your place if you change your mind

If you book a place and change your mind, you will have until 30 June to change your mind, meaning you can book now and be sure you won't regret it.*

*Deadline subject to changes in the official enrolment calendar.


Master's and Postgraduate Qualifications
Bellesguard, 30. 08022 Barcelona
Tel. +34 93 253 72 03

Quality and regulation


Candidates for the Official Double Master's in the Legal Profession + Administrative Management must have completed a Spanish or international university degree equivalent to a bachelor's degree in the British system.

The student body includes:

  • Law graduates


The Official Double Master's in Legal Profession + Administrative Management is aimed at training people to deliver excellent service in legal practice in their various pre-litigious and litigious specialities, as well as corporate legal consultancy for a diverse range of organisations. Students will also get comprehensive training in administrative management consultancy, and will be professionally accredited upon completion of the course.

The double master's has the following specific objectives:

Legal Profession:

- To acquire the knowledge and skills to apply European law in the framework of legal practice, both in Spain and internationally.

- To be able to use the Spanish legal system and provide legal advice, defence, prosecution, mediation and more as a lawyer.

- To develop analytical and negotiation skills in conflict resolution.

- To have a good understanding of techniques to use in trial to get the best results.

- To understand procedural laws and evaluate, critique, discuss, create and present judicial proposals related to real cases.

- To learn the basic skills needed to manage a professional lawyer's office.

- To understand the ethics of the legal profession.


Administrative Management:

- Integrated and systematic skills that can be used in administrative management.

- The skills to represent, advise and manage clients in accordance with the relevant legal system against public administration bodies and the common administrative process.