For more than fifty years Comillas Pontifical University ICAI-ICADE has trained legal professionals of the highest level. Excellence and ethical values guide Degree and Postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Law, selected by the Financial Times in November 2016 as one of the best 91 Postgraduate Law Schools in the world.
The Official Master's Degree for Admission to the Bar, organized through the Center for Legal Innovation in Law (CID-ICADE) of the Faculty of Law, has all the value and the guarantees associated with our University such as the clearly professionalizing methodology and the excellence and experience of our teaching staff who deliver it.
If you wish study the Official Master's Degree for Admission to the Bar at Comillas ICADE you will have a regulated and tutored external internship which allows students to access major law firms, institutions and companies based on their profile and interests. Moreover, our Master's offers specific preparation for the official bar entry examination.
This program covers the necessary contents that are required by the rules governing admission to the bar so that holders of a Bachelor's Degree in Law may engage in the legal profession as lawyers.
However, this program is also suited to holders of a Licentiate Degree in Law who wish to receive more comprehensive and advanced training in the practice of law.
The admission process will consist in assessing the academic background of applicants by looking at their academic transcript and, where appropriate, requesting them to take an English test and attend an interview with the program's Director and/or Coordinator.
The admission process is made up of the following phases:
The admission process opens on December 11, 2017
The admission tests (interview and, where appropriate, English test) will take place on Thursdays in the morning or afternoon, for which the candidates will be opportunely and individually summoned from the Faculty of Law (CID-ICADE) by telephone call or email, using, for this purpose, the contact information provided in the application for admission to the program.
The dates of publication of the lists of admitted would be the following:
From October, 2018 to January, 2020. Within this period, the students will conduct their internships in firms, institutions and companies for a period of over four months.
Tuesday - Friday, 16:00 - 21:00
Amount, €17,340.00 divided into:
First academic year: € 11.401,02
Second academic year: € 5.939,28
Comillas students have 10% discount.
Pre-registration - reserving a place to be deducted from the registration fee.
C/Alberto Aguilera, 23
Official Master's Degree for Admission to the Bar
Spanish - English.
Director: Prof. Antonio Alonso Timón, PhD
Tutor: Mª Angeles Martínez Fernández
Center for Legal Innovation Law (CID)
C/Alberto Aguilera, 23
Tel.: 915422800-Ext. 2260
Our goal is to enable our students to acquire the professional skills in accordance with Law 34/2006 and its Royal Decree 775/2011, and pass the national entrance test to be convened annually by the Ministries of Justice and Education, which is the final requirement, once the Master's Degree has been awarded, to be admitted to the bar.
Furthermore, we also seek to train professionals with high levels of excellence in the practice of law that have a clear understanding of the characteristics and challenges of the profession in the 21st century in addition to specialization in some sector in the field.
Study methodology is based on "case method". The practical approach of this Master's Programme enables the student to consolidate knowledge acquired during the course of the official university degree and develop and foster the techniques, competencies and skills required to be developed as the future legal professionals.
Module 1 (core classes): 44 credits (face to face)
Module 2 (specialization classes): 10 credits (face to face)
Module 3 (internship): 30 credits
Module 4 (Final Master's Project or Dissertation): 6 credits
The Master's program is structured into two theoretical-practical training modules: one of them consists of core classes providing training on the legal profession, professional ethics and professional responsibility, the tools and skills necessary to work, as well as the professional organizational structure, with special emphasis on law firms. This core module aims to supplement the training in Procedural Law, but from the point of view of litigation. The second specialization module seeks to equip the students with advanced Law concepts, and is divided into a series of study plans that may enable the students to gear their professional careers toward a more specific field within the legal profession. Four study plans for advanced or specialized training are available to the students, which consider the nature of the courses taught at the Faculty of Law, the evolution of the legal profession and the demand for specialized professionals from law firms, companies and institutions:
Both modules are supplemented with two more modules: one consisting of an internship in a law firm, institution or company; and the other composed of the Final Master's Project or Dissertation.
|MODULE 1: COMMON TRAINING||ECTS|
|SUBJECT 1.1: Legal collegiate and organisational framework and professional code of practice for lawyers||12|
|Ethics and Professional Conduct. Social role and engagement||4|
|The bar association Organisational, labour and financial aspects of professional practice||5|
|Rights, duties and professional liability of the lawyer and insurance||3|
|SUBJECT 1.2: Action instruments and techniques||5|
|Legal methodology and arguments||2|
|Communication, speaking, writing and negotiation techniques||3|
|SUBJECT 1.3: Procedural strategy, litigation and alternative dispute-resolution systems||27|
|Legal advice, alternative dispute-resolution methods and arbitration||4|
|Civil and trade litigation: preparation and development of the procedure, hearing and evidence, appeals and enforcement of court orders and arrangement with creditors||6|
|Criminal litigation: preparation and development of the procedure, hearing and evidence, appeals and enforcement of court orders Appeals to the Constitutional Court and legal rights and guarantees||5|
|Contentious-administrative litigation: preparation and development of the procedure, hearing and evidence, appeals and enforcement of court orders Appeals to the Constitutional Court and legal rights and guarantees||5|
|Labour litigation: preparation and development of the procedure, hearing and evidence, appeals and enforcement of court orders Appeals to the Constitutional Court and legal rights and guarantees||5|
|Litigation in special jurisdictions: Constitutional Court, European Court of Human Rights and the Court of Justice of the EU||2|
|MODULE 2: SPECIALIZATION SUBJECTS - 10 ECTS|
|Business Law||Public Policy Law||Legal Private Relationships Law||Tax Law|
|Advice on Corporate Law I: Organisational and structural aspects
Advice on Corporate Law II: Financial aspects and liability regime
Legal-labour negotiation and advice
|Advice on organisation, public service funding and community policies
Advice on financial responsibility and penalty system
Advice on public contracts and regulated sector
|Advice on Law of tort
Advice on private real estate Law
Advice on civil contracts
|Advice on direct taxation
Advice on indirect taxation and Community and international taxation
Advice and defence in tax application and tax penalty procedures
|MODULE 3. INTERNSHIP - 30 ECTS|
|MODULE 4. FINAL PROJECT - 6 ECTS|
Internship opportunities are offered at renowned law firms and companies. Some of the entities that collaborate with us are:
Uría Menéndez, Garrigues Abogados, Cuatrecasas, Gómez-Acebo y Pombo, Clifford Chance, Linklaters, Watson, Farley and Williams, Clyde and Co, DAC, Ashurst, MAIO Legal, Rodríguez-Ramos Abogados, Estudio Rodríguez-Mourullo, Asjusa Letramed, SNR Abogados, Latham Watkins, Hogan Lovells, Allen and Overy, Baker Mckenzie, King & Wood Mallesons, Pérez-Llorca, EY, Deloitte, Ramón y Cajal Abogados, Ontier, Carles Cuesta Abogados, CMS Albiñana Suárez de Lezo, Abdon Pedrajas, Olswang, Eversheds NICEA, Herbert Smith, White and Case, Araoz y Rueda, Ceca Magán, Jones Day and Ramón Hermosilla Abogados.
Professional opportunities are all those allowing the student to develop a professional career as lawyers, either in law offices or legal boutiques, in litigation or procedural activities, but also those that comprise the whole spectrum of the provision of legal assistance, and therefore, internal and external advice to companies, whether in civil, bankruptcy, criminal, contentious-administrative and labour legal areas.
Regarding the Graduate profile of this Master's Programme, said profile is defined by the competencies the students are expected to reach by means of this Master's Programme. With this programme, graduates obtain the knowledge, skills and tools required for the profession of lawyer which allow them to know how to operate in a very specific area of legal professions, such as the area of law practice, with special focus on the instruments and techniques, such as reasoning, communication, oratory, writing and negotiation and the use of new technologies in that area of studies, as well as on the procedural strategy, litigation and alternative dispute-resolution systems.
Furthermore, the Master's Degree for Admission to the Bar gives access to an official doctorate programme, pursuant to current regulations.
This programme comprises three excellence elements:
Also, the programme has an excellent team of professors, with a clearly professional profile.