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    About the Master’s degree

    The Master's Degree in Law and Legal Practice, taught jointly by the University of Deusto Law School and the "Pedro Ibarreche" School of Legal Practice of the Biscay Bar Association, will enable you to acquire the professional skills required by Law 34/2006 and its Royal Decree 775/2011 and to pass the assessment test held annually by the Ministries of Justice and Education, which is the last requirement, once the Master's Degree has been successfully completed, for access to the legal profession.




    High pass rate

    98% of students pass the State Examination for Access to the Legal Profession.


    You will be able to combine...

    The Master's Degree in Law with Tax Consultancy, Business Law or specialisations in DigitalLaw and Compliance.


    Legal English course

    TOLES Legal  you will be able to complement your Master's degree with intensive and specific preparation for the Test of Legal English Skills.


    Academic staff

    +150 professors from the Judiciary, Public Prosecutor's Office, the legal profession and business.

    • Campus:

      Bilbao Campus

      Biscay Bar Association

    • Programme name:

      Law and Legal Practice

    • Duration/credits:

      90 ECTS

    • Language

      Spanish - Basque

    • Number of places


    • Application process:

      Application process open

    • Additional information:

      90 ECTS

    • Faculty:

    • Share:

    2023-2024 ACADEMIC YEAR


    The deadline to apply for admission for the academic year 2023-24 will be open from 16 January to 31 May 2023.

    Find out about the steps to follow to process your application through the virtual office, the required documentation and the additional access requirements for some studies.

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    In first person

    A practical approach that allows you to carry out different activities throughout your Master's course

    Elene GangoitiStudent on the Master's degree in Law in Legal Practice
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    In first person

    Our teaching methods are based on real cases in which we have been involved as lawyers

    Pedro Learreta Lecturer in Civil Law at the University of Deusto and Managing Partner of Garrigues

    Joint degree programme

    Biscay Bar Association


    Why study this Master’s degree?

    1. Legal guardianships

    You will carry out law tutorials in various Courts and Tribunals in Bilbao: you will learn first-hand about the functions and structure of the Courts and Tribunals of Justice, in direct contact with the Judges and Magistrates.

    2. Legal practice simulations

    You will carry out trial simulations both throughout the course and outside the University, such as at the Judicial School of Barcelona with students from other Masters in Access to the Legal Profession or at the Provincial Court of León, in which the Bar Associations of León, Salamanca, Oviedo, Santiago de Compostela, Vigo and Cantabria also participate.

    3. Police stations and courts

    You will accompany legal assistants on duty in police stations and courts.


    4. Exam preparation sessions 

    Specific preparation sessions for the State Examination for Access to the Legal Profession.

    5. Legal English course (TOLES Legal)

    You will be able to complement your Master's degree with intensive and specific preparation for the Test of Legal English Skills.

    6. Visits to centres

    You will visit prisons and juvenile detention centres.



    Abogacía en Deusto

    Las cifras que nos avalan:

    98%supera la prueba de Estado de Acceso a la Profesión de Abogado

    +150 profesores del ámbito de la Judicatura, Fiscalía, Abogacía y Empresa

    750 horas de prácticas en despachos

    4,3/5valoración sobre competencias del profesorado por parte de nuestros estudiantes

    In first person

    Elena Pombo

    Teamwork and projects in small groups will give you an idea of what the profession is like.

    Elena Pombo

    Codirector of the Master's degree in Law in Legal Practice

    Director of the Pedro Ibarreche School of Legal Practice of the Biscay Bar Association
    Borja Simon

    The lecturers will introduce you to real cases, which you will stage in mock trials.

    Borja Simon

    Master’s degree in Law and Legal Practice Class of 2016

    Lawyer at the Iuret Licet Abogados law firm
    Clara Ortiz

    You will receive personalised attention and ongoing supervision from the Master’s management team.

    Maria Nagore

    Master’s degree in Law and Legal Practice

    Borja Simon

    This Master’s degree has allowed me to develop the technical and social skills necessary for my day-to-day work.

    Virginia Moreta

    Master’s degree in Law and Legal Practice Class of 2017

    Lawyer at Cuatrecasas

    Double Master’s degrees and Specialisations

    Combine your Master’s degree

    Law + Tax Consultancy

    In collaboration with the Spanish Association of Tax Advisors and in the Biscay Bar Association.

    Further information

    Law + Business Law

    Taught jointly with the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE) and the Biscay Bar Association

    Further information

    Expert Diploma in Digital Law

    Specialisation course in legal and digital matters, with a special focus on digital strategies for legal advice

    Further information

    Compliance Officer

    Specific and intensive preparation course to obtain the CESCOM Certification.

    Further information






    If you are going to study at the University of Deusto, you can benefit from our grants programme. Find out about the entry requirements and the grants promoted by other organisations.



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