The entry into force of Law 34/2006 in October 2011 and the implementing regulation (Royal Decree 775/2011) marked a radical change in access to the legal profession. Graduates wishing to practise law are now required to complete an official Master’s degree comprised of 90 ECTS credits and sit an official exam.
In compliance with this regulation, the Master’s degree in Law and Legal Practice offered by the UD aims to guarantee that students acquire the particular professional competences required of lawyers.
Notwithstanding the compulsory nature of these postgraduate studies, this new project is another stride forward in the path that both institutions undertook over thirty years ago. Although these qualifications were not legally required at the time, the approach centred on ensuring excellent training to form professionals capable of offering the highest quality service and ultimately, the legal protection guaranteed in the Constitution.
Hundreds of lawyers in Biscay and other areas have received this training, with excellent results, making the programme one of the most prestigious in Spain.
We are therefore pleased to offer this Master’s degree in Law and Legal Practice for the first time, with confidence backed by years of experience and the commitment to quality shared by all of us who are responsible for the success of this project.
Our aim is to ensure that students acquire the knowledge, techniques and skills needed to perform efficiently and ethically in the various situations that lawyers face in their exciting and challenging profession.
Furthermore, our excellent faculty with a wide range of profiles, shares the dedication to teaching and practical experience in different fields (judges, lawyers, notaries, etc.)
The subjects focus on guaranteeing that students are well prepared for the official exam and equipped to enter a specialistlegal field.
The methodology used in the programme is highly practical. Rather than focusing solely on theory, students are encouraged to acquire the competences essential to being a good lawyer such as spoken and written communication skills.
Group work simulating small law offices at the UD facilities and the Bar Association premises, is one of the main activities used to ensure the acquisition of practical knowledge. Students have actual contact with the world of work through the extensive internship programmes in prestigious law firms, businesses and organisations.
This webpage contains detailed information about the Master’s degree programme (curriculum, subject content, faculty, etc.). Further information is available at the Master’s secretary office. All the team managing the degree programme will be on hand to assist you and hope to have the opportunity to greet you personally.