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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:
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
Type of Education: Classroom Attendance / Online
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.
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...).
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.
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.
To carry out this project, collaboration agreements have been signed with four of the best law firms in our country.
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).
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.
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
An actual correspondence has been sought between the proposed generic competences and those developed in similar educational entities in other countries in the area of influence, especially in the EU. It is evident that this relationship has been found in the identity between courses taught and studied in the various education systems and the competence objectives that are projected. Likewise, the United Kingdom's Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) Benchmark Statements for Master’s Degrees have been consulted.
Specific competences focus on a series of particular competences, which have been defined with the same procedure as the general ones and, of course, based on RD 775/2011.
|Profesores Professors||Porcentaje de doctores perfil académico Percentage of PhDs with academic profile|
Este dato se desglosa en:
Estos datos implican que para el perfil académico el porcentaje de doctores representa el 85%:
Todos los perfiles profesionales cuentan con más de 3 años de ejercicio profesional activo como abogados ejercientes.
Tal y como está concebido el Máster en Acceso a la Abogacía de la Universidad Nebrija, el profesorado y tutores resultan pieza clave en el éxito del programa. Por ello, se ha cuidado una selección del personal dedicado al programa muy exigente para dotar las plazas docentes del programa, buscando un equilibrio entre académicos y abogados, de modo que en su inmensa mayoría, el profesorado, cuenta con el grado académico de doctor en derecho pero acumula en su experiencia vital una media de más de diez años de ejercicio profesional activo.
Por lo que toca a las materias propias del marco regulatorio profesional y destrezas y habilidades personales, el profesorado designado tiene amplia experiencia docente pero especialmente profesional en el ámbito de las respetivas disciplinas. En las materias relativas a los distintos órdenes jurisdiccionales, la parte de la disciplina más teórica ha sido definida por profesores doctores acreditados y en todo caso, los casos prácticos, clave fundamental del proceso formativo, o bien son seleccionados entre cientos de asuntos reales defendidos en todas las instancias jurisdiccionales, o bien son diseñados por equipos multidiciplinares bajo la supervisión conjunta de un profesor doctor acreditado y un abogado con más de quince años de experiencia profesional como ejerciente.
This information is broken down into:
This information implies that, for the academic profile, the percentage of doctors is 85%:
All professional profiles have over 3 years of active professional experience as practicing lawyers.
Nebrija University's Master's Degree in Legal Practice is conceived so that the teaching staff and tutors are key pieces in the success of the program. For this reason, a selection of the staff dedicated to this very demanding program was chosen in order to fill the teaching positions of the program, seeking a balance between academics and lawyers, so that the vast majority of the teaching staff has the academic degree of PhD in Law, but also accumulates an average of over ten years of active professional practice in their life experience.
Regarding the courses of the professional regulatory framework and personal skills and abilities, the designated faculty has extensive teaching -but especially professional- experience in the field of their respective disciplines. In courses relating to the different jurisdictional orders, the most theoretical part of the course has been defined by accredited PhD professors, and all practical cases, which are a fundamental key to the educational process, are either selected from among hundreds of real cases defended in all judicial bodies, or they are designed by multidisciplinary teams under the joint supervision of an accredited PhD professor and a lawyer with over fifteen years of professional practice.
The admission process consists of the following phases:
The following documentation must be sent by post or courier to the Postgraduate Admissions Section:
Once all the documentation has been received, and it is verified that the submitted degree grants access to a Master's degree, as established in Arts. 15 and 16 of Royal Decree 1393/2007, candidates must take the proficiency test of the chosen program, which is carried out by the Department of University Development.
The test is taken in person in Madrid and in various Spanish cities and, additionally, it can be taken remotely for those applicants residing outside of Spain.
The proficiency test, which intends to analyze the student's capacity to complete the Master's program, assesses the applicant's profile and abilities, so it does not require prior preparation and allows the student to receive more comprehensive and personalized advice on his/her academic and professional options.
The proficiency test consists of three parts. The first is an aptitude test that assesses the maturity of the student, as well as analyzes the reasons that lead him/her to study at this University. The second is a Spanish level test, where appropriate, for those students who cannot prove that they have the required level, in which the Intermediate Level must be reached; and the third phase is a face-to-face or telephone interview with the Coordinator of the Program in which he/she is enrolling, or with the Department Head.
Once the aforementioned proficiency test has been passed, the candidate holds a personal interview with the Coordinator of the Program in which he/she is enrolling or with the Department Head.
2.- After the admission tests, the Admissions Committee analyzes the results and the documentation submitted by the candidate, and approves or rejects the application. The candidate receives written information about his/her admission, about the process of formalizing his/her enrollment in the Program, and about the final documentation to be submitted, duly authenticated.
3.- Formalize registration and enrollment
After registration, the candidate proceeds to formalize his/her enrollment, choosing the courses online and completing the required information. Throughout the process, the candidate is in constant contact with the Department of University Development and with the academic managers of the chosen Program, who will advise him/her on any questions.
The weighting of the different phases are as follows:
- Admission test: 25%
- Interview: 25%
- Academic record of previous studies: 50%
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.
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.
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.