In light of the new requirements to practice law at the bar, the Faculty of Law (ICADE) offers the opportunity to simultaneously study two complementary Master's programs, the Official Master's for Admission to the Bar and the Official Master's in Intellectual Property, thus meeting the existing demand.
For more than fifty years Comillas Pontifical University ICAI-ICADE has trained legal professionals of the highest level. The 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.
Both the Official Master's for Admission to the Bar and the Official Master's in Intellectual Property offer a professionalizing methodology that puts the focus on the case method, active student participation, simulation of trial and the real problem resolution.
This program, delivered by an excellent teaching staff with extensive experience in their teaching areas, features an external regulated and tutored internship module that allows students to access major law firms, companies, institutions, public bodies in the copyright and related rights sectors, such as intellectual property and new technologies. 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. Moreover, the training received by the students is supplemented with a second program, the Official Master's Degree in Intellectual Property, offered by the Faculty of Law at ICADE.
Therefore, this program is especially suited not only to Bachelor's Degree graduates, but also to holders of a Licentiate Degree in Law who wish to receive more comprehensive and advanced training in the practice of law in the context of a Intellectual Property.
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 Joint Directors and/or Coordinator.
Graduates from the combined degree consisting of the Official Master's Degree for Admission to the Bar and the Official Master's Degree in Intellectual Property can enter the labor market in a variety of positions and roles in law firms, companies, institutions, organizations and government agencies in the field of copyright and related rights, including industrial property and new technologies.
The admission process opens on December 11, 2017
The dates of publication of the lists of admitted would be the following:
The admission process to the Master's program is as follows:
The academic year begins in October 2018 and ends in January 2020. Within this period, the students will conduct their internships in firms, institutions and companies for a period of over four months.
Mondays and Tuesdays, morning and afternoon schedule
Wednesday to Friday, afternoon schedule
Amount, € 26.390 divided into:
First academic year: € 16.889,60
Second academic year: € 9.500,40
*Fees for Comillas and DEUSTO students (10% discount)
Pre-registration - reserving a place: €725 (to be deducted from the registration fee).
C/Alberto Aguilera, 23
Official Master's Degree for Admission to the Bar and Official Master's Degree in Intellectual Property.
Prof. Antonio Alonso Timón, PhD
Prof. Isabel Fernández-Gil Viega
Tutor MUAA and Coordinator MUPI:
Center for Legal Innovation Law (CID-ICADE)
Calle Alberto Aguilera, 23
Official Master's Degree for Admission to the Bar
Tel.: 91 542 28 00 Ext. 2117/ 2260
Official Master's Degree in Intellectual Property
Tel.: 91 542 28 00 Ext. 4660
Our goal is to enable our students to acquire the professional skills in accordance with the regulations governing admission to the bar (Law 34/2006 and its Royal Decree 775/2011), and pass the national entrance test to be convened annually, which is the final requirement, once the Master's Degree has been awarded, to be admitted to the bar.
Alongside such objective, the aim is to train top professionals in the field of intellectual property in the 21st century, enhancing the legal, economic and technical training of students, so that they may adapt to the real needs of companies, firms and organizations working in the field of intellectual property, specifically in the new market environment.
Therefore, the students will be encouraged to delve, in an integrated manner, into the legal, economic and technological areas of knowledge required for the specialized management that these rights demand in their various fields, and learn from the top professionals in the field of intellectual property.
The Double degree program enables our students to gain professional experience through academic internships in a company or institution directly related to the scope of protection of intellectual property rights, while implementing and consolidating their acquired knowledge, always under the guidance of an experienced professional from the firm, company or institution where they conduct their internship.
The teaching methodology is based on the case method, understood as the use of teaching tools that are very close or virtually identical to those employed in the professional practice of law in the field of Corporate Law. Thus, the students engage in trial simulations, preparation of legal documents, negotiations, etc. Our aim is to train future professionals on what it means to be a lawyer and its social implications, as well as to master the tools that they will use as lawyers and gain a deeper understanding of the field of Intellectual Property, with particular emphasis on litigation as a tool to develop not only their procedural capabilities as future lawyers, but also other essential profession-specific skills.
The double program consisting of the Official Master's Degree for Admission to the Bar and the Official Master's Degree in Intellectual Property is taught over two academic years, covering the following content:
|MODULE 1: CORE CLASSES||44|
|SUBJECT 1.1: LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND SOCIETIES, ORGANIZATIONAL ASPECTS, AND THE CODE OF CONDUCT FOR LAWYERS||12|
|Code of ethics and standards of professional conduct. Social role and commitment||OB||4|
|The Bar Association. Organizational, labor and economic aspects of professional practice||OB||5|
|Professional rights, duties and responsibilities of lawyers, and insurance cover||OB||3|
|SUBJECT 1.2: LEGAL PRACTICE TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES||5|
|Legal argumentation and methods||OB||2|
|Communication, public speaking, writing and negotiation techniques, and new technologies||OB||3|
|SUBJECT 1.3: PROCEDURAL STRATEGY, LITIGATION AND ALTERNATIVE SYSTEMS FOR DISPUTE RESOLUTION||27|
|Advice, alternative methods of dispute resolution, and arbitration||OB||4|
|Civil and commercial litigation: preliminary stages and trial, evidence and hearing, appeals and execution of sentence and application of the administration regime||OB||6|
|Criminal litigation: preliminary stages and trial, evidence and hearing, appeals and execution of sentence, working at the Constitutional Court, and jurisdictional rights and guarantees||OB||5|
|Administrative litigation: preliminary stages and trial, evidence and hearing, appeals and execution of sentence, working at the Constitutional Court, and jurisdictional rights and guarantees||OB||5|
|Litigation on social matters: preliminary stages and trial, evidence and hearing, appeals and execution of sentence, working at the Constitutional Court, and jurisdictional rights and guarantees||OB||5|
|Litigation in special jurisdictions: Constitutional Court, the European Court of Human Rights, and the Court of Justice of the European Union||OB||2|
|SUBJECT 2.3: PRIVATE LEGAL RELATIONS AND LAW||10|
|Advice on Law of Torts||Op||4|
|Advice on Private Real Estate Law||Op||3|
|Advice on civil contracting||Op||3|
|MODULE 3: INTERNSHIP||OB||30|
|MODULE 4: FINAL MASTER'S PROJECT||OB||6|
|I. General protection system of property rights over intangible assets||OB||5.5|
|II. Civil and criminal proceedings to protect rights in rem over intangible assets||OB||5|
|III. Public and institutional protection of rights in rem over intangible assets||OB||2.5|
|IV. Labor, tax, legal and registry-specific protection of property rights over intangible assets||OB||2|
|V.Intellectual property rights of literary, dramatic or artistic works.||OB||2.5|
|VI.Intellectual property rights of musical works or recordings.||OB||5|
|VII.Intellectual property rights of audiovisual works.||OB||5.5|
|VIII.Intellectual property rights of multimedia works, video games, computer programs and databases.||OB||2.5|
|IX.New technologies and intellectual property.||OB||3|
|X.Intellectual property and biotechnology.||OB||4|
|XI.Economic analysis of the regulations that protect intellectual property in Europe.||OB||3.5|
|XIII.FINAL MASTER'S PROJECT OR DISSERTATION||9|
(*) The request to change of name of the subjects and the new allocation of ECTS is in progress