Official Master's Degree for Admission to the Bar + Master's Degree in Tax Advice (ICADE-ESADE)

The most complete and advanced education and training on the practice of Law in the context of the globalization of the economy.

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10/11/2019 to 25/09/2020

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15 months / 150 ECTS

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“This Degree has agreements with the most important Law Offices in Spain”

What is the Official Master's Degree for Admission to the Bar + Master's Degree in Tax Advice (ICADE-ESADE)?

The Faculty of Law of ICADE and the Faculty of ESADE have significant experience in training legal professionals of the highest level, with the excellence and ethical values that guide degree and postgraduate studies at both universities. This fact alone is reason enough to opt for the dual program of the Official Master's Degree for Admission to the Bar and Master's Degree in Tax Advice.

The Official Master's Degree for Admission to the Bar and Master's Degree in Tax Advice also stand out for their vision of the exercise of the law with the framework of the globalization of the economy, their practical training and excellence and the experience of the teaching staff made up of experts in their respective fields. Moreover, our Master's offers specific preparation for the official bar entry examination.

This degree addresses the transformation of the profession in the area of Tax and Fiscal Advice and Consulting

This dual Master's Degree integrates into a single program both the contents required by the regulations governing access to the legal profession, together with a Master's Degree in Tax Advice, thus responding to the transformation of the legal profession in the field of Tax and Fiscal Advice and Consulting, which is deeply affected by the globalization.

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With this Master´s Degree, you will be an excellent lawyer in the field of Tax Advice

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Admissions Process


Visit the Faculty in which these studies are offered on University Open Day. Attendance is not mandatory, but potential candidates are encouraged to learn about the Faculty, see the facilities, and obtain additional information.

Apply for admission. The process starts via the web, once the candidate has decided on the master degree which will be studied. If you wish, you may apply for scholarships and grants from the University at the same time as applying for admission.
The deadline for submitting applications is from November 11, 2019 to September 25, 2020.

Personal interview. 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.

Once all required documentation has been analysed, the Head or Coordinator of the master's programme will assess the candidate, on the basis of the global assessment comprising the requested profile, which includes the academic transcript (50%), knowledge of English (20%) and the personal interview (30%) with the Head or Coordinator of the master's programme, in which their legal skills, argument capacity, defence of the personal profile, motivation, interrelation capacity and ethical commitment will be assessed.

Resolution and notification of admission. The candidate must submit at the Academic Management Service (General Secretary Office) all documents that certify entry requisites have been met, as they appear detailed in the information note on the documentation to be submitted.

The Dean, on the basis of the proposal of the Head or Coordinator of the Master's, shall decide on the admission; this decision will be notified through the established channels on the admission website.

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Complete the registration process. Once admitted, the student must complete the registration process. The procedure is initiated via the web, but it is necessary to submit the registration form and the additional documentation to the General Registrar´s Office


Important Dates

  • Admission application filing period:
    The first period begins on November 11, 2019 and ends on September 25, 2020.
  • Information Sessions:


  • Classes begin on: 29th September 2020.


Applicant Profile/Requirements and Documentation


Candidate profile

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.

Admission requirements:

Holding a Bachelor's Degree in Law or equivalent that enables the students to acquire the knowledge, skills and legal competencies that are required to be able to engage in the legal profession (art. 3 Royal Decree 775/2011)..

Having an academic record with an overall grade of remarkable (a score of 7.0) or higher in the Bachelor's Degree or equivalent program; unless the candidate's motivation and background are deemed sufficient for admission.

Providing proof of sufficient knowledge of English corresponding to level C1 ("Effective Operational Proficiency or upper intermediate" level) according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, with particular focus on its application to legal matters. Such proof may consist of supporting documents showing that the student has attained the level required; alternatively, the student may be required to take an ad hoc language level test or attend a personal interview.


For students currently studying the Bachelor's Degree in Law (E-1, E-3 and E-5): Information notice on the documents to be summited // Reserving a place

For students not studying the Bachelor's Degree in Law at Comillas Pontifical University: Information notice on the documents to be submitted by students from other universities.


Information on Financial Aid, Grants and Scholarships


31.800 €. Comillas students have 10% discount.

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Contact Information


Center for Legal Innovation Law (CID)
Alberto Aguilera, 23 - 28015 Madrid
Tel.: +34 915422800-Ext. 2840; Ext. 2117 - Fax: +34 915596569


C) Mateo Inurria, 25-27

28036 Madrid

Person Responsible for the Program:
Director: Antonio Alonso Timón, PhD

Director: Salvador Ruiz Galluz

Coordinator: Mª Ángeles Bengoechea Gil, PhD

Coordinator: María López Hernández

Tutor: Mª Angeles Martínez Fernández


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Who are you going to study with and what are you going to learn

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SUBJECT 1.1 : Legal collegiate and organisational framework and professional code of practice for lawyers
Professional Rights, Duties and Responsibilities of Lawyers, and Insurance Cover 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
The Bar Association. Organizational, Labor and Economic Aspects of Professional Practice 5.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct. Social Role and Commitment 4.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
SUBJECT 1.2 : Action instruments and techniques
Legal Argumentation and Methods 2.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Communication, Public Speaking, Writing and Negotiation Techniques, and New Technologies 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
SUBJECT 1.3 : Procedural strategy, litigation and alternative dispute-resolution systems
Advice, Alternative Methods of Dispute Resolution, and Arbitration 4.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Civil and Commercial Litigation: Preliminary stages and trial, evidence and hearing, appeals and execution of sentence, and application of the administration regime 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Administrative Litigation: Preliminary stages and trial, evidence and hearing, appeals and execution of sentence, working at the Constitutional Court, and jurisdictional rights and guarantees 5.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Litigation in Special Jurisdictions: Constitutional Court, the European Court of Human Rights, and the Court of Justice of the European Union 2.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Criminal Litigation: Preliminary stages and trial, evidence and hearing, appeals and execution of sentence, working at the Constitutional Court, and jurisdictional rights and guarantees 5.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
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 5.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Tax Law Speciality
Advice on Direct Taxation 4.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Advice on Indirect Taxation, and International and EU Taxation 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Advice and Defense in Tax Application, and Taxation-related Sanctioning Proceedings 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Internships and Final Master's Degree Project
Internships 30.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Final Master´s Degree Project 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Business accounting  
Advanced accounting  
International Taxation  
Tax planning  
Tax integration practice  
Direct Taxation of Natural Persons  
Direct Taxation of Legal Persons: Corporate Tax  
Indirect Taxation  
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Comillas ICADE

Alberto Aguilera, 23.

Its origins date back to the year 1956, when Business Management courses were first taught at the residence, owned by the Jesuits, at calle Zorrilla. ICADE has been a reference for more than half a century, up to the present time, in the areas of Law and Business Administration and Management, playing a pioneering role in the implementation of dual degree programs in our country.



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