In today’s ever-changing world, legal professionals must have a global mindset in order to stand out from the rest. And at IE University, we are committed to offering our students a global legal education that prepares them to practice law in cross-border contexts. With that in mind, we have collaborated with King’s College London (KCL) to create the dual program Bachelor of Laws/Master of Laws.
Starting from 2021, students of the Bachelor of Laws will have the unique opportunity to gain two highly respected academic qualifications from two prestigious institutions, while being trained in civil and common law legal systems. After completing three years at IE University for their LL.B, students will travel to the King’s College London campus to finish their studies and earn their LL.M.
And it’s not just Bachelor of Laws students who will benefit from the collaboration. Thanks to the agreement, students from IE University’s Bachelor in Philosophy, Politics, Law and Economics (PPLE) and KCL’s Bachelor in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) will be able to study at each other’s campuses during the final year of their respective programs.
Professor Gillian Douglas, Executive Dean, The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London said: “I’m delighted that we have developed this new collaboration with IE University, which shows our commitment to enabling students to benefit from transnational legal education and to broaden their experience of different legal cultures.”
Eugenia Castrillón, Vice Dean for undergraduate programs at IE Law School, highlighted the importance of this program for students who want to practice law internationally. She pointed out that by gaining an LL.B from IE Law School, and an LL.M from King’s College London, they will have qualifications from not only one, but two prestigious members of the Law Schools Global League.
“Both institutions share the enthusiasm for preparing students for global practice. It is a key component of our educational priorities and reflects the ambitions of the world-class students who are preparing to work in a transnational context.”Soledad Atienza, Dean of IE Law School
And it’s not just the qualifications that will set them up to practice law in both the UK and Spain after graduation. Castrillón emphasizes that students will be able to fuse their comparative law studies with advanced international courses. By the end of the program, these future lawyers will have the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to practice law in different jurisdictions both in the private and public sectors.
Additionally, students who take part in this program will have access to an expanded network that will last a lifetime. Castrillón says that throughout their studies, they will be mixing with recent law graduates as well as lawyers from all over the world. Also, studying at two different campuses will enhance their global experience, offering countless benefits both from a professional and personal perspective.
This initiative is evidence of our commitment to innovating legal education. We are delighted to offer this unrivaled opportunity to our world-class students, and look forward to supporting them as they reach their career goals and take advantage of once-in-a-lifetime opportunities around the globe.