Law graduates interested in studying a specialty at the same time as practising law in the field of legal corporate compliance as well as professionals with legal responsibilities in the corporate world.
Admissions applications via the website; documentation and formalisation of admission at the University.
From October 2019 to December 2020. Monday to Friday afternoons from 4 pm to 8pm.
We are the most experienced private university for teaching law in Catalonia
Law 34/2006, of 30th October, regulating access to the lawyer and solicitor professions, introduced the requirement for additional professional training beyond that of 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 practising 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 Master's in Legal Profession, the Specialisation Course in Compliance gives students the necessary tools to understand regulatory compliance in the widest sense of the term and put it into practice. Here we focus specifically on criminal compliance, or corporate compliance. Compliance is a useful tool in avoiding fines both in the administrative and penal courts. It is necessary for the creation of an ethical corporate culture that leading international organisations demand from businesses.
We have been training lawyers since 1973. We are the most experienced private university for teaching law in Catalonia.
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.
The Master's in Legal Profession is taught through a system combining three simultaneous methodologies:
Special emphasis is placed on soft skills as a key tool for future practising lawyers.
The Master's in Legal Profession and the Specialisation Course in Compliance and Regulatory Bodies offers an internship programme with reputable firms specialising in regulatory compliance consulting. The Talent&Work Area at UAO CEU offers a vast jobs market and advice for entrepreneurs.
UAO CEU currently has links with more than 2,300 companies with internship offers in more than 20 countries.
Our teaching staff is made up of academics, lawyers, magistrates and other figures from the legal world selected based on their career, prestige and educational skills.
CEU postgraduates have a 95% average employment rate. Students acquire the linguistic and cultural knowledge necessary to work anywhere in the world.
The Library Service was created to support study and research, with the aim of meeting all educational and scientific needs. It has extensive 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.
The classes of the Official Master's in 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:
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.
Isabel Arias Díez. Degree in Law from UB. Master's in Company Law from UAO CEU. Lawyer at Tornos Abogados.
Cristina Torres Fajarnes. Degree in Law and Criminology from UB. Subsititute Judge with the Courts of Barcelona.
Jesús María Sánchez García. Member of the Governing Board of the ICAB, Regulations and Delegations Committee.
Marc Molins Raich. PhD in Law. Managing Partner at Molins&Parés, Criminal · Compliance. Adjunct Professor at the University of Barcelona.
Daniel Benítez Rodríguez. Associate Lawyer at Tornos Abogados, specialising in compliance. Member of the Cumplen delegation in Catalonia.
Students who pass the Official Master's in Legal Profession from Abat Oliba CEU University can go on to practise law in various areas, whether in a law firm of any specialty or as a corporate legal advisor.
Students who pass the Specialisation Course in Compliance and Regulatory Bodies from Abat Oliba CEU University can pursue careers in the following areas:
- legal advice specialising in regulatory compliance
- general, fiscal and criminal compliance consulting
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:
The single payment method entitles students to a 5% discount in tuition fees.
payment in instalments
Payment in four instalments throughout the academic year.
Offered via a personal loan from banks with agreements with UAO CEU. Check conditions.
other financing arrangements
With Banco Santander, CaixaBank, BBVA and Banc Sabadell. These also include a 5% enrolment discount.
If you book a place and change your mind, you will have until 31 July to change your mind, meaning you can book now and be sure you won't regret it.
Master's and Postgraduate Qualifications
Bellesguard, 30. 08022 Barcelona
Tel. +34 93 253 72 03
Candidates for the Official Master's in Legal Profession and Specialisation Course in Compliance and Regulatory Bodies must have completed a Spanish or international university degree equivalent to a bachelor's degree in the British system.
The student body includes:
The Official Master's in Legal Profession + Specialisation Course in Compliance and Regulatory Bodies 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. Graduates will gain the knowledge necessary to specialise as a compliance officer and a specialist lawyer.
- To acquire the knowledge and skills to apply European law in the framework of legal practice, both in Spain and on the international scale.
- To be able to use the Spanish legal system and execute legal advice, defence, accusation, 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 the 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.
Compliance and Regulatory Bodies:
- To fully understand regulatory compliance.
- To identify the sources of organisation obligations.
- To analyse organisation processes and activity to provide them with the relevant checks.
- To understand the ways of accusing a legal person of criminal responsibility.
- To clearly understand the practical elements necessary to carry out compliance correctly.