Professional Opportunities and Graduate Profile
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.
The Master's Degree for Admission to the Bar gives access to the bar, pursuant to provisions of Act 34/2006 and Royal Decree 775/2011.
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.
Also, graduates of the University Master's Degree in Business Law are experts in Business Law and have developed a practical, comprehensive view, based on ethical values, of the different areas that converge on it.
That is why the programme offers graduates a comprehensive reinforcement and a greater level of specialisation of knowledge gained in the Degree in Law, by means of specialised training in Business Law, Commercial contracts, Capital transactions, Banking and stock market Law, Labour Law, Tax and Fiscal Law, Competition Law, Intellectual Property and Company Litigation, among others.
All this without relinquishing the development of other competencies different than academic ones, such as discipline, decisiveness, team work, capacity to adapt, sense of service and generosity, solidarity spirit... and the observance of ethical standards applicable to each case.
Therefore, graduates develop a great capacity to identify, analyse, reflect and solve complex legal issues arising within the scope of business organisations.
The faculty is comprised of active professionals having extensive academic and professional experience (registrars, notaries public, managers of legal advice firms working for major companies or lawyers working for the most prestigious law firms, among others); this provides graduates with a practical, current approach.
In sum, graduates of the University Master's Degree in Business Law have a solid training for their development and promotion, both regarding personal and professional aspects, which allows them to fulfil their professional goals within the business arena.
Academic Career Paths
Furthermore, the Master's Degree for Admission to the Bar gives access to an official doctorate programme, pursuant to current regulations.