Master’s Degree in Legal Practice

Qualifying program to practice Law in Spain
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Master’s Degree in Legal Practice

Master's Degree in Legal Practice

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Student profile: The profile sought is that of graduates of the Bachelor's Degree in Law, or an equivalent program, as established by regulatory standards. We assess qualities that allow us to expect their adequate integration in the group, such as the ability to converse, having an open mind, the willingness to share and actively participate in the course, etc. The program is enriched thanks to the varied origin of its participants, as this favors knowledge in the management of international companies and intercultural exchange.
To access this Master's Degree, the student must have a Bachelor's Degree in Law, or a similar university program that meets the requirements established in Article 3 of Regulation 34/2006, of 30 October, on practicing the professions of Lawyer and Court Attorney, approved by Royal Decree 775/2011, of June 3, or where appropriate, certifications substituting the university degree.
Applicants with degrees obtained abroad must have the accrediting documents that prove their recognition, or, where appropriate, have obtained the Bachelor's Degree in Law at a Spanish University following the corresponding recognition process carried out by the respective university.
Applicants must meet this requirement prior to being admitted to the specialized training course for accessing the profession of Lawyer, in accordance with Royal Decree 775/2011, of June 3, which approved Regulation 34/2006, of October 30, on accessing the professions of Lawyer and Court Attorney.

Graduate profile: The graduate profile is that of people capable of:

  • Practicing Law and being able of successfully passing the examination of the Ministry of Justice in order to practice Law.
  • Provide our graduates with exceptional education, taught by professionals and professors of recognized prestige in the world of Law, based on respect for professional ethics and the values of practicing this profession.
  • In summary, our graduates are people capable of passing the State examination (more than 95% success rate) and with an employability level higher than 90%.

Official Degree:University Master’s Degree in Legal Practice

Center responsible:School of Law and International Relations

Branch of knowledge: Social and Legal Sciences

Openings available: - Classroom attendance: 70
– Online: 600

Total Credits:90 ECTS credits.

Academic year it was implemented: 2013-2014

Quality of the degree

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Specialize in International Business, Labor or Regulated Sectors Law and obtain a double degree of high employability

Faculty made up of partners from the best legal firms, registrars and heads of legal advisory services for large companies: Sagardoy, PwC, Broseta, Écija, Martínez Echevarría & Rivera, Martín Molina, Ramón y Cajal, Naturgy, Red Eléctrica de España and BNP Paribas, as well as the collaboration of prosecutors, magistrates, former ministers and lawyers of the Legal Bodies of the State.

In its in-person modality, the degree is taken simultaneously with one of the following master's degrees in International Business Law, Regulated Sectors Law and Labor Law. These master's degrees aim to specialize the student in one of these areas and allow them to access leading international firms and companies in their sectors of activity.

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The University Master's Degree in Legal Practice is recognized throughout the European Higher Education Area and as enabling training for the purposes provided for in current Law 34/2006 of October 30 on accessing the professions of Lawyer and Court Attorney.

It is a Master's degree created by and for lawyers, with an innovative program due to its in-person and remote methodology, with materials created by active professionals and academics, as well as up-to-date content taught by professors and tutors who are members of the Madrid Bar Association.

The program's approach is practical, based on the study of real cases, and in which the important partnerships with both the Madrid Bar Association and the most important law offices and firms in Spain stand out. (Garrigues, Cuatrecasas, Baker and Mackenzie, Ernst & Young, KPMG, Écija, Deloitte, PwC...).

Specialize in areas of Law with these Nebrija Own Degrees

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You will learn from the best legal professionals in Spain

Specialize in areas of Law such as International Business, Regulated Sectors or Labor

The program in its in-person modality is taken simultaneously with one of the four Nebrija's Own master's degrees in these areas, which will allow the student to obtain a double degree (Master's Degree in Legal Practice + Nebrija's Own Master's Degree), and acquire a level of specialization in collaboration with our partners (Sagardoy, PriceWaterhouseCoopers) that will promote our students' access to leading international firms and companies in their sectors of activity.

Legal Clinic

The purpose of this initiative is to provide first-rate legal counsel and practice to non-profit organizations, covering real legal needs of social interest and in a totally voluntary and altruistic way.

This legal counsel is carried out by the students of the Department of Law (Bachelor's and Master's Degrees). It allows them to know in depth specific areas of law, put them into practice, always under the coordination of the university's clinic managers and the legal direction of the lawyers appointed by the firms.

Thanks to this activity, students will be able to increase their visibility in the job market, enhance their personal brand and have access to network in that area. Also, national meetings are organized, providing contact with the best law offices and firms. Likewise, they will be able to see first-hand real and effective legal practice with mentors with extensive experience.

It generates professional experience, new contacts, up-to-date knowledge, responsibilities and challenges, individually and in groups.

Ramón y Cajal Abogados Maio Legal
Baker McKenzie Écija Abogados

To carry out this project, collaboration agreements have been signed with four of the best law firms in our country.

Lex How exam simulator

The only official Master's degree in Spain with this innovative program that guarantees success in preparing the test of the Ministry of Justice (95% of students passed in the entrance exam).

Professional internships

Nebrija University maintains collaboration agreements with the most relevant law firms, offices and companies in the country such as Sagardoy, Garrigues, Allen & Overy, Cuatrecasas, Baker and McKenzie, Ersnt & Young, Deloitte and PwC.

Study for the Master's Degree in Legal Practice in Madrid

Get ready to practice law with this Master's degree, which has a percentage of over 95% of passing students in the entrance exam.


BOE No. 187, of August 6, 2013
All of our degrees and curricula have been prepared in accordance with the new guidelines set by current legislation, having already been verified by the National Agency for Quality Assessment.
The student must take 90 credits

First Semester 30 ECTS

  • 2 ECTS | Professional ethics
  • 2 ECTS | Interpersonal skills
  • 2 ECTS | Evidentiary methods and techniques in the jurisdictional protection of rights
  • 1 ECTS | Strategic management applied to defense
  • 2 ECTS | Alternative dispute resolution systems
  • 1 ECTS | Legal research techniques
  • 1 ECTS | Teamwork techniques
  • 1 ECTS | Analysis techniques and processes
  • 5 ECTS | Case Study Classroom
  • 1 ECTS | Organizational environment and billing
  • 1 ECTS | Professional legal framework
  • 4 ECTS | Tax Law
  • 3 ECTS | Private International Law
  • 4 ECTS | Criminal law

Second Semester 30 ECTS

  • 3 ECTS | Administrative law
  • 3 ECTS | Community Law
  • 4 ECTS | Civil Law
  • 3 ECTS | Labor Law
  • 4 ECTS | Commercial Law
  • 3 ECTS | Bankruptcy Law
  • 4 ECTS | Computer and New Technologies Law
  • 6 ECTS | Professional internship I

Third Semester 30 ECTS

  • 24 ECTS | Professional internship II
  • 6 ECTS | Master’s Thesis

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Career Opportunities

The career opportunities of a program such as the Master's Degree in Legal Practice are determined by regulations, since its primary vocation is to train students to practice law, as its name indicates. However, as a University Master's degree adapted to the European Higher Education Area, it qualifies the student to access the Doctorate, and entails, in any case, an ideal framework for advanced legal training.


Online Modality Master’s Degree in Legal Practice

Online education with a practical approach

This official distance learning Master's degree is intended to train future legal professionals, and offers a practical curriculum and an active professional teaching staff. It also offers the ease of completing the degree from home or work, when and where you want.

This modality has the same curriculum as its in-person version, but without the possibility of simultaneously taking Nebrija's own Master's degree in International Business Law - Sagardoy, Master's degree in Labor Law - Sagardoy, or Master's Degree in Regulated Sectors Law - PwC that can be taken in the in-person modality along with the Master's Degree in Legal Practice, also in the in-person modality.

The program offers the "LexHow" exam simulation tool to prepare for the entrance exam and the exclusive access "Jurimetría", tool, an instrument of jurisprudential analysis that defines the most suitable procedural strategy for the case's success.


The methodology is eminently practical, as it follows the case method. Continuous evaluation and personalized attention are two of the fundamental characteristics of this Master's degree. It uses the Blackboard learning platform. The professors are active professionals and PhDs, the groups are small, which guarantees the quality of the education received.

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Master’s Degree in Legal Practice

This Master's degree completely focused on the preparation for the Ministry of Justice's entrance exams, in order to turn young lawyers into expert professionals in legal practice, developing all the required competences and abilities.

Claudia Martínez Niño
Junior partner at Martínez Echevarría y Rivera Abogados
alumni "Having completed this master's degree (or Master's Degree in Legal Practice through the in-person modality at Nebrija University), has paved my professional path, as it gave me a very practical understanding of the world of law. This was possible due to the structure of the classes, in which theoretical knowledge was linked to very dynamic classes, taught by great professionals in the sector with extensive experience from medium and large national firms.
Saioa Bermúdez Sáez

alumni "The experience I had in the Master's degree was unbeatable. Both on a personal and academic level, it was great enrichment for me, knowledge of committed future professionals and legal professionals who prioritized practice over what, until then in my education, had been pure theory. The way the teaching staff conducted the classes was a pleasant surprise, I was able to see the day-to-day reality of the legal profession beyond the purely academic aspect. Practice is a fundamental element for any lawyer and, simulating lawsuits, doing client projects and even creating our own office is something that I never imagined could materialize within the walls of a university. Now that I have entered the working world, I know I could not have received better training.
Jose Vicente Pla Pastor

alumni "Nebrija's Master's Degree provided me with quality, advanced, specific, comprehensive and solid training for professionally practicing law.
Mercedes Aramendia Falco

alumni "Thanks to the help of Nebrija University, the Master's Degree in Legal Practice allowed me to take the State Exam and become a member of the Madrid Bar Association.
In this new reality, distance is not a barrier; preparing ourselves and persevering is essential, so studying and working regardless of where we are in the world is a great opportunity that we should all take advantage of. It is not an easy process, but the support provided by the professors and the directors of Nebrija's Master's degree, with Jordi at their head, was key, i.e. I always received immediate response and attention, they constantly helped me with anything they could, they were flexible and adapted to my needs and circumstances. Without a doubt, it required effort and sacrifice, but it was worth it; today I have more freedom to choose and help. I opened a world of opportunities for my future.”
President of the Regulatory Unit for Communications Services in Uruguay and Director of the Postgraduate Course in Digital Transformation and Law at the University of Montevideo. PhD in Legal Sciences from the University of Granada, having obtained the distinction Cum Laude, an LLM in Law, Technology and Entrepreneurship from Cornell Law School in the United States, and is a lawyer in Uruguay.
Elena Barber Guarido

alumni "Nebrija University not only provided me with the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary to train me, but they continue to keep up with my progress. When searching for an internship was at its most difficult, the more determination they put into giving me the opportunity to find a company that met my expectations according to the effort invested. After completing my internship, I was given the opportunity to start my professional career in a multinational company. Since I started at this university, they have accompanied me all the way, and I am convinced that we will continue to work together hand in hand.