Degree in Law

240 credits - Faculty of Law

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The Degree in Law aims to optimise the high rates of gaining employment with this degree and train both students who, after the degree, wish to undertake a specialisation course (lawyers, prosecutors, notaries, registrars, judges, government experts, etc.) and those who do not wish to do so.

This is why students will obtain general training that ensures they acquire basic legal knowledge. Curiosity and eagerness in achieving more specialised knowledge levels are encouraged. Practical training will be provided in those skills and abilities that are top requirements for legal professionals, such expounding ideas, proposing legal solutions orderly, concisely and precisely, handling instrumental sources, understanding and analysing legal texts, having a critical ability, knowing how to use information technology and English language skills, etc.

More information on the Degree in Law can be found on the Faculty website: quality information, current groups, recommendations for enrolment, the Faculty Legal Advice Centre, etc.

Credit Summary

Core Training Mandatory Elective Subjects External Practicum Final Degree Project Total
  60   144   30   -   6 240

Subject list by year and semester


First Year

First Semester

Basic Notions of Law*
Economic Environment*
Territory and Society*
General Theory of Law*
History of Law*

Second Semester

Introduction to Jurisdictional Law*
State, Political Systems and Constitution*
Public International Law*
Foundations of Law I*
Foundations of Law II*

Second Year

First Semester

Introduction to Business Law
Persona and Family
Constitutional Law: Rights and Freedoms
Organisation and Activities of Public Administrations
European Union Law

Second Semester

Corporate Law
Criminal Procedure
Collective Work Relations
Constitutional Law: Organisation of the State
Criminal Law: Concept and Theory of Crimes

Third Year

First Semester

Obligations and Contracts
Civil Procedure of Declaration
Administrative Action in Specific Sectors
Legal Consequences of Crime and Crimes against
Personal Property
Individual Work Relations

Second Semester

Contractual and Tort Responsibility
Real Rights (Property Law) and their Publicity
Commercial Contracts and Securities
Financial and Taxation Law: General Part
Crimes against Individual Assets and Supra-Individual Legal Assets

Fourth Year

First Semester

Gifts and Inheritance
Civil Procedure of Execution
Private International Law
Taxation Law: Special Part
Final Degree Project - Law


* Core Training

Second Semester

Elective 1
Elective 2
Elective 3
Elective 4
Elective 5


Core competences

  • CG1 - 1. Knowledge of the social sector. Getting to know and understanding the social environment, especially with regards to territorial differences and economics.
  • CG2 - 10. Working in a team. Undertaking legal tasks in a team, especially those which have an interdisciplinary focus. This involves leadership skills as well as collaborative abilities while carrying out collective tasks.
  • CG3 - 13. Autonomy. Being able to confront new problems and requirements.
  • CG4 - 15. Use of IT. As a user, being able to handle basic electronic tools.

Interdisciplinary skills

  • CT1 - 15. Knowledge of the English language. Understanding, speaking, and writing in English at an intermediate level.

Specific skills

  • CE1 - 2. Basic legal knowledge. Getting to know and understanding basic legal principles, institutions, regulations, and concepts, including their origins.
  • CE2 - 3. In depth legal knowledge. Getting to know and understanding legal foundations and the latest legal developments and trends in specific fields chosen by the student.
  • CE3 - 4. Instrumental data sources. Gathering and correctly using legal information (positive law, doctrine, jurisprudence, historical sources, etc.) from instrumental (possibly electronic) sources.
  • CE4 - 5. System of legal sources. Understanding how to use the system of legal sources whether for consulting the validity and effectiveness of a law, or for analysing sources on regulatory data against a problem that has been given.
  • CE5 - 6.1. Comprehension and analysis of legal texts: Legal texts. Understanding, systematizing, interpreting, and integrating legal texts.
  • CE6 - 6.2. Comprehension and analysis of legal texts: Juridical texts. Understanding, systematizing, and finding the reasoning behind (ratio decidendi) legal texts.
  • CE7 - 6.3. Comprehension and analysis of legal texts: Legal acts. Analysing and interpreting legal acts.
  • CE8 - 6.4. Comprehension and analysis of legal texts: Doctrinal texts. Understanding and systematizing doctrinal texts.
  • CE9 - 7.1. Implementation of law: Regulatory categorization and subsumption. Applying legal, jurisprudential, or doctrinal categories and distinctions to declarations.
  • CE10 - 7.2. Implementation of law: Selecting and obtaining evidence. Selecting evidence relevant to complex events, identifying those which are lacking but which could be useful, and determining how to present evidence and how that affects the burden of proof.
  • CE11 - 7.3. Implementation of law: Procedure. Identifying the judicial, administrative, or private instruments available for resolving a given problem.
  • CE12 - 7.4. Implementation of law: Foresight. Foreseeing potential future judicial outcomes of specific acts.
  • CE13 - 8. Communication. Presenting judicial ideas, proposals, or solutions in a precise, orderly, and concise way, both written and orally, and being able to adapt the discussion to the circumstances (audience, position, etc.)
  • CE14 - 9. Regulations. Draft regulatory texts and acts.
  • CE15 - 11. Negotiation and mediation. Knowing and understanding how to apply basic negotiation and mediation techniques to legal problems.
  • CE16 - 12. Critical thinking. Having the ability to contrast any legal text or information with high-level values and being able to analyse the political, social, and economic consequences of a legal decision.