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How long is the double degree in Law & Master In International Law?
The double degree in Law & Master In International Law lasts 4 years. The course takes place at the University Complutense de Madrid (UCM). You will do work placements during the month of July each year. During July of the 3rd and 4th years you can complete a stay at Wolfson College, University of Cambridge or at Columbia University.
What difference is there between studying for a Degree in Law, and a double degree in Law & Master In International Law?
The essential difference is in the complete training that studying for the double degree gives. Teaching law has traditionally been very theoretical, limiting the student's ability to experience the reality of practising the law from the start. The chance to study the different areas of law from the point of view of a practising professional will help you to build a practical and useful framework for the future, not limiting yourself to mere memorisation.
Is the Master In International Law the same as the Master For Admission To The Bar?
No. The Master For Admission To The Bar is a requirement for taking the state bar exam and as well as teaching the elements indispensable for this, it also gives a broad introduction to the practice of law. The Master In International Law gives a global view of the law and allows you to tailor your training to the challenges and needs that you will encounter in the future. The double degree has a very practical focus. That practical vision will help you in successfully passing the state bar exam.
Is the degree Law And Master For Admission To The Bar official?
The Law Degree is an official degree of the University Complutense de Madrid (UCM). The Master For Admission To The Bar is a course from the ISDE itself.
Does the ISDE have accommodation for students?
You have at your disposal the University Complutense de Madrid's network of residential colleges and accommodation.
From when can students access work placements?
There are work placements during the month of July from the first year onwards. You will be in direct contact with the reality of the law as it is practised in order to better understand processes, procedures and legal proceedings.
Is it possible to access the Erasmus program?
Yes you will be able to access this program. From the third year onwards you are able to apply for the Erasmus European exchange program. This allows you to spend one semester at one of the participating universities.
What are the costs of the stays at Cambridge and Columbia?
The stays at the universities of Cambridge and Columbia do not have any additional cost as far as the academic side goes. They are part of the double degree program, Law and Master In International Law.