Internationally minded lawyers are in great demand. The LL.M. in International Business Law is designed to train sophisticated, globally oriented, technology-savvy, well-rounded lawyers that will make valuable contributions in organizations operating in highly complex international transactions and operations. This holistic program prepares the next wave of today’s legal professionals to make a lasting mark on the world stage.
The LL.M. in International Business Law will allow you to take a business approach in managing global legal transactions. Aside from experiencing IE’s diverse and dynamic on-campus environment, you’ll get the opportunity to take part in worldwide exchanges and legal venture clinics. In Madrid, our practical, case-based methodology will help you come to grips with large global companies, international law firms, organizations, government, and public sector entities or NGOs.
In addition, this program offers students the possibility to study U.S. law and gain the necessary credentials to make global practice a reality. Our partnership with BARBRI, the largest bar review course in the United States allows our students qualified as lawyers, to combine their LL.M. program with U.S. law courses that will prepare them to pass the California bar exam and qualify as a U.S. attorney.
- Format: Full time – On-campus
- Intake: October
- Campus: Madrid
- Language: English
- Length: 10 months
- Admissions period: Rolling admissions process
The LL.M. in International Business Law is for Established, internationally driven professionals with an average of three years’ experience.
Looking to Take their skills and experience to a global level by obtaining new insights and perspectives that allow them to achieve success or solve client problems effectively and efficiently.
To become A main player on the world stage in one of the following professional roles:
- Associate (LLP)
- Foreign Associate
- Junior Associate
- In-House Lawyer
- Manager in the Corporate Legal Area
- A change-maker in the corporate finance sector
Expand your career options globally
As we live in an increasingly globalized, interdependent world and the demand for legal professionals who understand the workings and complexities of more than one legal system continues to grow, we need to train lawyers with a global mindset.
At IE Law School, we are committed to fostering global legal education so that lawyers can pursue careers internationally, across different legal systems, and manage trans-border transactions and multijurisdictional issues.
In order to bridge the gap, we have partnered with BARBRI, the number one bar examination review course in the United States, to give our LL.M. students qualified as lawyers the chance to take the California Bar Examination and become qualified to practice law in the US. BARBRI has been ranked the number one bar review course thanks to its innovative and flexible study tools. For those BARBRI international students who completed 80% or more of the Personal Study Plan, 76% of them passed the bar exam.
Our partnership with BARBRI offers students the opportunity to study American law and acquire the necessary credentials to make global practice a reality. BARBRI’s International Bar Preparation Program is designed with adaptability in mind; more specifically, it’s designed to help non-U.S. and qualified lawyers pass the U.S.’ most difficult bar examination.
The MBA Module provides students with a broad knowledge of the fundamentals of business management and strategy and allows students to earn a Certificate of Business Administration from IE Business School in addition to the LL.M. degree. The LL.M. in International Business Law prepares students to manage global legal transactions with a business approach by providing an international experience full-filled with worldwide exchanges, legal venture clinics and a practical case methodology applied to large global companies, international law firms, organizations, government, and public sector or NGOs. This LL.M. gives students the opportunity to exceed legal boundaries to outstand in a global system.
An Enriching Learning Experience
The LLM in International Business Law is designed to transform students into global lawyers which are problem solvers and business strategists. Through the MBA Module, the International Immersion Weeks, the Moot Courts and the Venture Law Clinic, our students leave prepared to work side by side with clients and be the next leaders in legal practice and innovation at a global level.
Brussels Immersion Week
Students meet with the heads of Competition practices at the world’s prestigious international firms and the in-house departments of global companies. To cap it off, the trip exposes students to the European political machine with visits to lobbyists and meetings with European Commission regulators themselves.
London Immersion Week
Students are exposed to the legal market of the world’s financial capital. We take a front-row seat in London’s legal marketplace where we engage with London’s preeminent lawyers and discuss their practice, and the changing landscape of finance, international law, and legal services in London.
Vienna Moot Court Competition
During the Easter Holidays, four students travel to Vienna, Austria to compete in a simulation of an arbitration hearing in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court Competition, one of the largest and most well recognized moot court competitions in the world.