The Academic Department of Law of ITAM, and IE Law School of IE University (Madrid) have signed a collaboration agreement to offer a new Double Degree Program in Law for both institutions. This program will allow law students to obtain two degrees: the Bachelor’s Degree in Law (adapted to the Bologna Process, accredited by the Spanish government and the European Higher Education Area) and the Bachelor’s Degree in Law (professional title awarded by Mexican authorities) .
Why get a double degree in law?
Students of the program will be able to study the first three years of the Law Degree at IE University in Madrid, Spain, and the last two years at ITAM, in Mexico City. The goal of the agreement is to prepare lawyers who understand different legal systems and make it easier for them to practice their profession in other countries and to advance in the teaching of Law from a global and business perspective.
“This agreement between IE Law School and ITAM consolidates our commitment to training lawyers with an international orientation and allows us to offer unique training programs, whose graduates will be able to practice law in both countries: Spain and Mexico. Our Law School is proud to work with ITAM and to continue promoting the teaching of Law with a global perspective ”, said the Dean of IE Law School, Soledad Atienza.
International lawyers for a globalized world
“We believe that a cutting-edge, functional, and global advocacy is the best path for the legal profession of the future. The agreement between IE Law School and ITAM is a tool that will allow graduates to do just that: to be global lawyers. We are very happy to work closely with IE Law School, a pioneer and advanced institution in the global education of the legal profession, in an alliance that will only result in the best generations of lawyers ”, assured Jorge Cerdio, Head of the Academic Department of Law ITAM.
The students who graduate from this program, due to their double degree in law, will be trained to practice law at an international level, not only through the methodology of comparative law, but will also understand the complete study of the Spanish and Mexican legal systems.
As active members of the Law Schools Global League, ITAM and IE Law School are committed to global legal education and academic research. Both institutions maintain a close collaboration and, in addition, this recent agreement includes other joint activities such as their participation in the Blueprint for Global Legal Education, an international research initiative that develops a model for global legal training that allows understanding and knowing the impact of globalization and technology in world legal education. The results of this research will be presented this November at the IBA annual conference.