Official degree: from Ramon Llull University
Duration: 4 years
Start Date: September 2022
Number of credits: 240 ECTS
Location: ESADE Barcelona-Pedralbes
Fees for the year 2022-2023: €17,600
Studying law at ESADE will set you apart. Do you know that major national and international firms come to ESADE to hire our students? At ESADE, they find highly qualified jurists who have solid training in international law, knowledge of languages, the ability to apply the law in the real world, educational experience abroad, and added-value skills like communication, proactivity and leadership, etc.
And you can become one of them. Discover why ESADE is Spain’s number-one private university for studying law.
Why study law at ESADE
Double degree: Law + Tracks
In addition to having a law degree, you will have a high level of specialisation – the options for tracks give you the flexibility to customise your degree.
Training in business and economics
Nowadays, a good lawyer has to be familiar with the business world: starting in the first year, you’ll take subjects such as economics, accounting and finance. Law firms see this as a big plus.
The programme is taught in Spanish and English (which is incorporated progressively). You will also learn French or German; and a third optional language: Portuguese, Mandarin or Arabic.
You will be trained in other legal systems and in transnational law. You will have the opportunity to live experiences abroad: you can study a semester in one of the best 52 law schools in the world, and enrol in optional summer programmes in prestigious centres (such as King’s College in London).
Direct links to law offices and firms
Practising professional lawyers teach classes that are based on real cases. You will also complete mandatory practices and major law firms visit us every year at events organised by Esade Careers.
Experiential learning: learning by doing
You will solve practical cases, and participate in simulations of trials and hearings in the faculty courtroom. You will have the opportunity to participate in debates and international moot courts and do solidarity legal work in South America (SUD).
Exclusive international experiences
Esade is the only law school that offers the opportunity to study at the Center for Transnational Legal Studies in London, among other opportunities.
Eligibility for the Master in Legal Practice + Specialisation Master
What about after your degree? You’ll be able to enrol in Esade's Master in Legal Practice + Specialisation Master, a required programme for anyone who wants to take the Spanish law practice examination, join the bar association and work as a lawyer.
Experiencing the day-to-day reality of law firms
At Esade, the learning process will be a progressive immersion in the legal and business world. Our law degree methodology combines rigorous theoretical training with practical and experiential learning that will immerse you in the reality of resolving cases, litigation, legal strategy, argumentation, the application of legal reasoning, writing legal documents, negotiation, etc. This immersion will gradually increase with our ‘learning by doing’ philosophy. As the semesters progress, multiple legal experiences will be introduced inside and outside the classrooms, which will culminate with the final degree project, a case that you will have to solve, using all your legal knowledge, and then present in writing and orally at the end of the fourth year.
Practical learning-by-doing education
Solving real-life cases
360º Legal Projects
Mandatory internship placements
Participation in debate leagues and international moot court competitions
Individual study and teamwork
Student First – Flipped Classroom
ESADE’s new teaching methodology, Student First, draws on the latest educational trends and is based on a basic concept: the participatory role of students. With the Student First methodology, you and your classmates will participate in knowledge creation and contribute through your work to a collective learning process.
One major way in which ESADE’s approach differs from traditional methods is that students must come to class having prepared the topic of discussion ahead of time. This “Flipped Classroom” approach divides learning into three phases:
Pre-class preparationread, research or view multimedia content on the basics of the topic to be discussed.
In-class workshare the knowledge you’ve acquired with your classmates and the instructor by debating, reflecting, and solving cases, challenges and projects.
After classdeepen your understanding, reflect further and apply the acquired concepts in other areas.
Advantages of the Student First system
You internalise knowledge in a more natural way.
When you get to class, you’ve already identified your doubts, so you can share them and solve them.
Classes are more enriching: you focus on applying knowledge and you receive input not only from the instructor but from all your classmates.
It prepares you for the future: you learn to apply theory in different circumstances and to work collaboratively.
You become more open to learning new things.