Archivo de la Categoría ‘IE Law School News’

23
May

IE University presented a new law degree in Spanish Law, to be conducted in Segovia and Madrid starting next academic year at an event attended by Attorney General Eduardo Torres-Dulce.  IE Law School, also presented the new scholarships for this program sponsored by law firms: “Rodrigo Uria, Advocacy and Humanities scholarship”, “Pérez-Llorca Scholarship for excellence in the practice of Law “, and “Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira scholarship for innovative advocacy. “ 

Eduardo Torres-Dulce, IE Law School Dean Jose M. De Areilza, Bachelor of Laws director Soledad Atienza, Uría Menéndez partner Salvador Sánchez-Terán, PEREZ LLORCA managing partner Pedro Pérez-Llorca and Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira partner Federico Roig attented the panel discussion titled “The modernization of justice”. Attorney General stressed that “the excellence and future elites are born of university education. “ 

The new Law Degree at IE University, is taught between the Segovia and the Madrid campus and is oriented to train lawyers for the Spanish market with an active teaching methodology. The program includes a course on lawyering that focuses on the practical elements of the training. Students will learn to work and think as lawyers from the first year and will attend some courses in English from year one.

23
May

Lawyering Seminar

Escrito el 23 Mayo 2012 por Law School en IE Law School News

Francisco Soler Caballero, Managing Partner of the Garrigues Shanghai office

This past April, IE Law School held the 4th edition of the Lawyering Seminar.

The conferences aimed at presenting students of the LL.M. Programs a personalized view of legal practice at both a national and international level.  It also offered different perspectives on the development of a legal career.

Attending as key speakers were, Casilda Cortés Puya, practicing lawyer and partner of Lexiusta Abogados and Solicitor in England and Wales; Ivan Mercado and Alexandra Rengel, partners of Mercado & Rengel- American Lawyers, a law firm that provides legal advice and representation to individuals and companies on an international level but principally focusing on the US and Spain; and Francisco Soler Caballero, specialist in foreign investment in China and managing partner of the Garrigues Shanghai office.

The speakers shared their particular view of the practice of law based on personal experience and discussed recent changes to the profession.  They also discussed opportunities that the internationalization and globalization of the legal market may offer lawyers today.

9
May

IE University is set to extend its Madrid-based program portfolio for the upcoming 2012-2013 academic year. As announced by the Rector’s Office in January, IE University will offer students the possibility of studying its Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA) in Madrid, in either English or starting in Spanish and changing progressively to English, and its Dual Degree in Law and Business Administration, taught in Spanish, then taught progressively in English.

Established by the Business School arm of IE over 35 years ago, the Madrid campus provides university students with a unique learning experience in the heart of Madrid’s financial district and in the Business School itself, amid a faculty and student body with a markedly international profile.

The students who study the new editions of these bachelor degree programs in Madrid will be sharing their learning experience and internships with third and fourth-year students from the University’s degrees in Business Administration, Law, Finance and International Relations, and the Dual Degree in Law and Business Administration, who began their studies at the Segovia campus and will be completing the last two years of their degrees in the Spanish capital.

The Madrid-based students follow the same program as the students in Segovia, delivered by the same faculty and with the same extracurricular activities. Thus they are guaranteed a unique multidisciplinary experience and constant interaction with students from 75 countries.

While the Segovia campus is housed in the fifteenth century Convent of Santa Cruz la Real, the Madrid campus is located in IE’s Castellón de la Plana building and surrounding areas, making it possible for students to share the resources of the Business School, which occupies some 24 buildings in the María de Molina area of Madrid.

30
Abr

During the week of 19 March the students of the October 2011 intake of the LLM at IE Law School participated in the Professional Experience Week.  This is a one week experiential learning experience where students work hand in hand with international law and consulting firms in Madrid to develop a solution for a real problem designed by the firm.  Taking part in the experience were the firms of Allen & Overy, Cuatrecasas, Ramón Hermosilla & Gutiérrez de la Roza, Pérez Llorca, Uría Menéndez, Deloitte, KPMG, Clifford Chance, Herbert Smith, Ernst & Young, and DLA Piper.

30
Abr

IE Law School Competes in Vienna Arbitration Moot

Escrito el 30 Abril 2012 por Law School en IE Law School News

This past Easter holiday four students from the International LLM at IE Law School travelled to Vienna, Austria to take part in one of the world’s largest law competitions.  The competition is the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court and allows participants to simulate arbitral proceedings in defense of a client.  The students start work on the problem in October and carry on until Easter.

This year’s team was composed of students Faris Shehabi (Australia), Rodrigo Tozo (Brazil), Pablo Debuchy (Paraguay) and Tan Yuan Kheng (Singapore).  These four competed against the University of Toledo (USA), University of Warsaw (Poland), University of Osnabrück (Germany) and the University of Sydney (Australia).

30
Abr

Attorney Kathleen Claussen, counsel at the Permanent Court of Arbitration The Hague, visited the campus of IE University in order to get to know the academic projects at IE University and the distinctive features of IE Law School and its innovative degree in Law, which is being taught in Segovia from this academic year.

Kathleen Claussen, a graduate of Yale Law School, used her visit to the city’s aqueduct to give a talk on the Permanent Court of Arbitration and the International Court of Justice, both based in the Peace Palace The Hague, a legendary place in the history of international law, built in 1913 with donations from all countries.

27
Feb

This past January 31, 2012, professionals from both legal and human resources sectors attended the presentation of the Comparative Analysis of Wages in Law Firms in Spain during the year 2011.   This study was developed by the consultancy firm Signium International.

The event was held at IE Law School´s main assembly hall, chaired by Ignacio Bao, president of Signium International, and moderated by José María de Areilza, Dean of IE Law School. Also participating in the conference were Carolina Banegas, senior associate of the consultancy firm and Carlos de la Pedraja, Director of LL.M. Programs and Executive Education at IE Law School.

The study analyzes the salary bands of lawyers working in both international and national firms as well as the Big Four and reveals how, in general terms, all professional categories experienced a pay increase during 2011. This demonstrates a concerted effort within the business law sector in order to adapt to the current situation. During the event, the increasing importance of flexible payment formulas was discussed as a useful tool to maintain lawyers´ loyalty.

21
Feb

LAUNCH OF IE LAW SCHOOL EXECUTIVE EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Escrito el 21 Febrero 2012 por Law School en IE Law School News

On February 9th IE Law School Executive Education launched the opening ceremony of the 2012 academic year for the Energy Law and Labor Advisory Program for Professionals. 

The opening was led by Mr. Juan José Torres-Fernández Nieto, State Attorney and Vice President of IE Law School Executive Education. During the ceremony he was accompanied by Ms. Cristina Andres, Executive Director of IE Law School Executive Education, Mr. Hermenegildo Altozano,  Partner at Bird & Bird and Academic Director of the  Energy Law Program and Mr. Ignacio Garcia-Escartín Perrote,  Partner at Uria Menendez and Academic Director of the Labour Advisory Program for Professionals. This intake includes students with an impressive professional profile and coming from both Spain and Latin-America.

Mr. Hermenegildo Altozano discussed the importance of the energy sector as the engine of our economy. He said we are facing a radical process of liberalization and deregulation, leading to many opportunities for those with knowledge in the sector. With so many changes on the horizon complete training and education within the sector is an absolute essential.

Following Mr. Altozano, Mr. Ignacio Garcia-Perrote emphasized the importance of the times in which we all have been living, focusing his discussion on labor reforms which radically modify some of our cardinal institutions. Among the measures taken in this Royal Decree, he focused on the elimination of the administrative authorization for collective dismissals, reduction of the compensation for unfair dismissal from 45 to 33 days per year of service, the abolition of processing wages and the so called “express” dismissal.

20
Feb

On Wednesday 8 February, IE Law School Executive Education launched the 2nd intake of its most international course, a program unique in Europe: the Lawyers’ Management Program (LMP).

Following a trend begun last year, the participants of this year’s LMP are very international and diverse, with professionals coming from major law firms and national/international companies. Diversity is also found amongst the groups’ nationalities, including people from the USA, South America, Africa and Europe.

Once again we the program consists of an outstanding faculty composed not only of IE but also Oxford and Georgetown professors. In class activity is also supported by international professionals, coming from both the legal and entrepreneurial worlds: Olga Garcia, head of Legal, Santander; Joaquin Calderon, Director, Barclays Capital; Rosemary Martin, Group General Counsel & Company Secretary, Vodafone Group Plc; Lucy Dillon, Director of Knowledge Management, Berwin Leighton Paisner; Sally Woodward, Owner, Sherwood PSF Consulting.

After 4 days of class in Madrid, the group began the second online module on February 13th. The 6 weeks of Videoconferences and Discussion Boards will prepare the 14 candidates for the last module to be held in London, with another 4 days of class at the College of Law.

30
Ene

This past Friday, 20 January 2012, a delegation from Tilburg Law School (Holland) visited the Campus of Santa Cruz la Real in order to learn about the academic projects at IE University and the unique characteristics of IE Law School. 

The Dutch delegation, led by its dean Randall Lessafer, participated in talks with members from the host IE Law School, in particular Soledad Atienza, Director of LL.B., Carlos de la Pedraja, Director of Executive Education and LL.M. Programs, and Marie Jose Garot, Director of Legal Studies.  Each introduced a number of current projects at the school as well as the details of the undergraduate, graduate and executive programs. Likewise, they were able to display the modern infrastructures of the university, which are outfitted with state of the art technology in its study and classrooms. 

The Dutch representatives were impressed by the innovative nature, international focus, and strong humanist character which IE University develops through all of its academic programs. 

Following a guided tour of the ancient convent of Santa Cruz la Real de Segovia, seat of IE University and a monument to the XV century, representatives from both schools worked together in analyzing future collaborative efforts in teaching, research and the exchange of students and faculty.

 Tilburg Law School is one of the most recognized European institutions for legal research. Its dean, Randall Lessafer, is an authority on the history of law.  As such, a number of students from the LL.B. were delighted to take advantage of this visit by discussing with him issues related to his most recent books, which are obligatory reading in their legal studies. Professor Lessafer’s research focuses on both historical and current developments in international legal order.

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