Students who enter the Masters program generally have a degree in Law and are seeking to develop an in-depth knowledge of international and European business Law. Some students entering the program have studied some areas of European business law before, while for others this is their first contact with the subject matter.
Most students who enter the program have little or no prior professional legal experience but are seeking to develop an expertise in the area of European business law in order to be able to advise clients and companies working in or having business dealings with Europe.
Given that the program is taught fully in English, it attracts students from all over the world, not only Spain. Our students come from countries such as the United States of America, Venezuela, China, Panama, Italy, Mexico, and France. In order to be admitted to the program, students must enter the program with a high level of English.
The program is also designed for JD candidates at United States' Law Schools (those which have agreements with Comillas) willing to spend one year abroad and to gain a European degree as a complement to their American education.
Spanish and European Law Graduates:
In order to access the Official Master's Degree in International and European Business Law, the applicants will be required to hold a law degree issued by an official Spanish University or by a higher education institution within the European Higher Education Area that grants access to postgraduate studies in the country of issue.
Non-European Law Graduates:
Those applicants whose degrees are not from the European Higher Education Area can access the Master course with no need for official confirmation, once the Universidad Pontificia Comillas has verified that these accredit an educational level equivalent to those corresponding to official Spanish University degrees and grant access to postgraduate studies authorized by the issuing country. In no case does such access imply official confirmation of the previous degree held by the person concerned, nor its recognition other than for the purpose of studying the Master.
Admission to the Master is open to those candidates who comply with the following profile:
- have a degree or equivalent certificate, in which the student has completed 180 credits involving subjects of a legal nature; or are enrolled in second or third year of a Juris Doctor (JD) program in United States University;
- have an academic record with an average merit pass (7.0) or above in the Degree or equivalent studies, unless due to motivation and track record, admission is considered to be advisable;
accredit sufficient knowledge of English, in particular as applied to legal questions. Accreditation can be verified by the submittal of documentation justifying the required level, either through having passed an ad hoc exam or through a personal interview.
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