Master in International Law, Foreign Trade and International Relations
Globalization is a fact and the training of lawyers must adapt to this phenomenon, which is changing legal practice. Today, even family businesses are likely to face complex legal issues, involving immigration law, international labour law, international trade or complex tax law regulations.
In the face of this phenomenon, training in law schools does not sufficiently prepare lawyers to deal with it. This requires additional specialization and that this comes from specialists who are used to working in this new environment. Moreover, this preparation cannot be limited to a mere study of the different subjects that make up the law. More than studied, it must be lived in an environment that reproduces the real cases we will encounter and know how to solve them successfully.
For all these reasons, this program is specialized in the most recognized firms and organizations that transmit their knowledge and skills to the students in a first phase, those who face the same challenges they assume in their profession. Later, during the internship phase of the program, they are welcomed in their own offices with a view to their definitive incorporation.
CAMPUS: Madrid / Barcelona
START: October / February
DURATION: Approximately one academic year including an internship from 3 to 6 months
Phase one: Classroom instruction:
- One academic semester
- Classes from Monday to Thursday in the afternoon
- Fridays are dedicated to personal study, group work and workshops.
- Some mornings a week students will attend conferences and practical sessions in offices and institutions collaborating with ISDE, with offices in the city of Madrid.
- The program includes an educational stay at NYU, in New York City
Second phase: Integration in practices:
- Mandatory phase. One academic semester in law firms or legal departments of large companies that collaborate with ISDE (more than 250) both nationally and internationally.
- Law and consulting firms in all areas of law (commercial, civil, tax, labour, administrative, industrial and intellectual property, European law, public international, real estate, corporate, procedural, criminal or international trade, among others).
- Legal departments of national and international companies
- International organizations such as the European Union, the UN or the European Free Trade Association.
- Other types of entities, such as foundations, that develop their activity in an international context.