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Master in International Advocacy

Graduate School of Law

Graduate Law School
Direction
Prof. Pilar Perales Viscasillas, Prof. David Ramos Muñoz
Deputy Direction
Prof. Tatiana Arroyo Vendrell
Language
Bilingual, English
Attendance
On-campus, Blended Learning
Credits
60
Campus
Madrid - Puerta de Toledo
Applications

Attendance On-campus (40 places):   Closed 

Attendance Blended Learning (15 places):   Open 

Double Degree:   Closed 

Departments
International Law, Ecclesiastical Law and Philosophy of Law Department, Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law Department, Public State Law Department, Private Law Department, Social and Private International Law Department

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    The Master in International Advocacy seeks to produce graduates with the skills and knowledge necessary to seize the opportunities in a global environment. The expansion of the international market in legal services requires specialized lawyers who can work in multi-jurisdictional and multidisciplinary teams. The Master in International Advocacy will prepare students to successfully meet the challenges of the demanding context of legal globalization.

    The Master in International Advocacy offers a legal training that is transnational, novel, and practical, using an approach that combines the soft skills necessary for the international practice of the law, and which transcend traditional legal disciplines, such as legal writing and oral advocacy, negotiation, and time, client and project management. It also offers an eminently practical training in the optional areas of intensification designed (Transactional and Resolution of Disputes), and with an end-of-master project, which will consist of the development of a complex international dispute or transaction.

    This Master, highly competitive at the international level, is taught entirely in English* on the Transactional path, and is bilingual (English and Spanish) on the path of Dispute resolution.

    * The End of the Master Project as well as the Internship might be done in a bilingual way, although it will not be necessary to accredit any level of knowledge of the Spanish language. The Program will guarantee that those subjects might be developed in the English language.

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    • ☛ Master's degree in transnational law
    • ☛ Leading program in participation in international legal competitions
    • ☛ Can be combined with the Master in Legal Practice
    • ☛ Learning by doing: participatory methodology that enhances professional skills
  • CURRICULUM
  • FACULTY

    UC3M FACULTY

    • ALBA FERNÁNDEZ, MANUEL
      Department of Private Law
      Associate Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • ANTÓN, ISABEL
      Department of Labour Law and Private International Law
      Visiting Professor of Private International Law
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • ARROYO VENDRELL, TATIANA
      Department of Private Law
      Visiting Professor of Commercial Law
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • CANDELARIO MACÍAS, MARÍA ISABEL
      Department of Private Law
      Associate Professor of Commercial Law
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • CEBADA ROMERO, ALICIA
      Department of International Law, Ecclesiastical Law and Philosophy of Law
      Associate Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • DEL OLMO, PEDRO
      Department of Private Law
      Associate Professor of Civil Law
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • HERNÁNDEZ MOURA, BELÉN
      Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History Law
      Specific Assistant Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • LASTIRI SANTIAGO, MÓNICA
      Department of Private Law
      Visiting Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • MORENO MOLINA, ÁNGEL MANUEL
      Department of Public State Law
      Full Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • MUÑOZ RUIZ, ANA BELÉN
      Department of Labour Law and Private International Law
      Associate Visiting Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • NAVARRO IBARROLA, AITOR
      Department of Public State Law
      PhD Assistant Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • PERALES VISCASILLAS, PILAR
      Department of Private Law
      Full Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • RAMOS MUÑOZ, DAVID
      Department of Private Law
      Associate Professor of Commercial Law
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • REDONDO, AGUSTÍN
      Department of Private Law
      Assistant Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • ROBLES MARTÍN-LABORDA, ANTONIO
      Department of Private Law
      Associate Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • RODRÍGUEZ DE LAS HERAS, TERESA
      Department of Private Law
      Associate Professor of Commercial Law
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • RODRIGUEZ DELGADO, JUAN PABLO
      Department of Private Law
      Assistant Professor PhD
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • RODRÍGUEZ RODRIGO, JULIANA
      Department of Labour Law and Private International Law
      Professor of Private International Law
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • RUIZ ALMENDRAL, VIOLETA
      Department of Public State Law
      Associate Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • SOLETO MUÑOZ, HELENA
      Department of Criminal Law, Procedural Law and History of Law
      Full Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • VIDA FERNÁNDEZ, JOSÉ
      Department of Public State Law
      Associate Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV

    EXTERNAL FACULTY

    • ABRIL, JAVIER
      Attorney counsel
      URÍA MENÉNDEZ
    • ALARCÓN, VANESSA
      Attorney-Partner
      ECIJA
    • ALCOL PÉREZ, PATRICIA
      Manager of Legal Prevention of Legal Services
      REPSOL
    • ALONSO ESPADA, MANUEL
      Attorney
      BAKER MCKENZIE
    • ANEGÓN, ALBA
      Attorney
      BAKER & MCKENZIE
    • ARZA, ESTEBAN
      Attorney
      LINKLATERS
    • AZCONA DELGADO, FERNANDO
      Attorney
      URÍA MENÉNDEZ
    • BARBA DE ALBA, ANTONIO
      Attorney partner
      CUATRECASAS
    • BOTTINI, GABRIEL
      Attorney - Partner
      URÍA MENÉNDEZ
    • BREHONY, DARAGH MICHAEL
      Attorney - Partner
      PÉREZ-LLORCA
    • BYRNE, PATRICK T.
      Attorney
      B.CREMADES Y ASOCIADOS
    • CAIRNS, DAVID
      International Referee
      PhD
    • CARRILLO, ALFONSO
      Partner Litigation Area
      BIRD & BIRD
    • CEMLYN-JONES, NEREA
      Of Counsel
      DLA PIPER
    • CODINA, XAVIER
      Attorney
      URÍA MENÉNDEZ
      PhD
    • CORTS, ISABEL
      Internal Control Manager
      REPSOL
    • DÍEZ VERGARA, MAITE
      Partner M & A Attorney
      BAKER & MCKENZIE
    • FAJARDO, PAULINO
      Partner
      HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS
      PhD
    • GARCÍA DEL POYO, RAFAEL
      Attorney partner
      OSBORNE & CLARKE
    • GAUBEKA LÓPEZ, DAMIÁN
      Partner
      RAMÓN Y CAJAL ABOGADOS
    • GÓMEZ-JARA, CARLOS
      Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
      Attorney partner Founder
      CORPORATE DEFENCE
      PhD
    • GÓMEZ VALDES, ALMA
      Deputy Director Legal Department
      TÉCNICAS REUNIDAS
    • GOÑI, NATIVIDAD
      Associate Professor
      International Private Law
      UNIVERSIDAD PÚBLICA DE NAVARRA
      PhD
    • HAIN-COLE, JAMES
      Attorney – Consultant
      SCOTT + SCOTT
    • HERNÁNDEZ ALER, GLORIA
      Attorney
      FINREG 360
      BAND 1 CHAMBERS & PARTNERS (Financial regulation)
    • INGLE, DAVID
      Attorney
      ALLEN & OVERY
    • IZAGUIRRE, SHARON
      Attorney partner
      Solicitor of England&Wales
      DELOITTE LEGAL
    • LLANEZA, PALOMA
      Attorney Partner Director
      RAZONA LEGAL TECH
    • LÓPEZ IGLESIAS, LEÓN
      Attorney-Economist
      Partner
      CUATRECASAS
    • LORA-TAMAYO VALLVÉ, MARTA
      Catedrática de Derecho Administrativo
      UNED
      Doctora
    • LORENZO, INMACULADA
      Senior Associate Lawyer
      HOGAN LOVELLS
    • MAGIDE HERRERO, MARIANO
      Attorney-Partner
      URÍA MENÉNDEZ
    • MARTÍN GARCÍA, JORGE
      Attorney
      CLIFFORD CHANCE
    • MATA RODRÍGUEZ, ALBERTO
      Director of Legal Advice
      DEUTSCHE PFANDBRIEFBANK AG
    • MONTERO PASCUAL, JUAN JOSÉ
      Associate Professor of Administrative Law
      UNED
      PhD
      Of Counsel
      MLAB Abogados
    • MUÑOZ, NORA
      CUNEF
      PhD
    • NUÑEZ-LAGOS, RAFAEL
      Partner
      URÍA MENÉNDEZ
    • OLIVARES BLANCO, J.Mª
      Attorney director
      FINREG360
    • PAREDES MANCHA, ANTONIO
      Attorney
      CUATRECASAS
    • PAREJO NAVAS, TERESA
      Professor of Administrative Law
      Director of Sustainability and CSR
      IBERIA
      PhD
    • PEREDO HERRERA, HENRY O.
      Legal Technical
      BANCO SANTANDER
      PhD
    • PÉREZ DE AYALA, LUIS
      Attorney partner
      CUATRECASAS
    • PÉREZ, DIEGO
      Data Protection Officer
      SACYR
    • PIZARRO, FRANCISCO
      Attorney
      CLIFFORD CHANCE
    • POMARES, ROBERTO
      Attorney partner
      KING WOOD & MALLESONS
    • REMESAL, ÁLVARO
      CUNEF
      PhD
    • RODRÍGUEZ GARCÍA​, LUIS FERNANDO
      Partner
      LFR DISPUTES RESOLUTION
      PhD
    • RODRÍGUEZ GIMÉNEZ​, CRISTÓBAL 
      Of counsel
      CONSEJO DE ESTADO
    • RUANO MOCHALES, TERESA
      Senior Associate
      PINSENT MASONS ESPAÑA
      PhD
    • RUBIO CUADRADO, FELIPE
      Inspector
      AGENCIA ESTATAL DE LA ADMINISTRACIÓN TRIBUTARIA
    • RUEDA GARCÍA, JOSÉ ÁNGEL
      Attorney-Partner
      CUATRECASAS
      PhD
    • SALES, JOAQUÍN
      Partmer - Attorney
      KING WOOD & MALLESONS
    • SANDERSON, BEN
      Of Counsel
      DLA PIPER
    • SARMIENTO RAMÍREZ-ESCUDERO, DANIEL
      Associate Professor
      Attorney
      Universidad Complutense de Madrid
      URÍA MENÉNDEZ
      PhD
    • SOLANO DÍAZ, PABLO
      Legal Counsel
      AMADEUS
    • SUDEROW, JULIA
      Attorney
      PhD
    • VICIEN MILBURN, R. MARÍA
      International Referee
    • VIDAL, MARÍA
      Senior Associate
      URÍA MENÉNDEZ
    • VILLA, ISABEL
      Senior Partner
      FRESHFIELDS BRUCKHAUS DERINGER
    • VILLANÚA, DEVA
      Attorney - Partner
      ARMESTO Y ASOCIADOS
    • WETHERED, TOM
      Attorney – Solicitor
      URÍA MENÉNDEZ
  • ADMISSION
    • ADMISSION

      Application

      The request is made electronically through our application. Before starting the admission process, please, read the following information:

      Requirements

      For the admission to the Master in International Advocacy the basic requirement is to have obtained or be in the condition to get before the Master starts a Bachelor or Degree preferably in the area of ​​law, or another degree of International Relations or Political Science, as well as its equivalents abroad.

      In no case the completion of the Master in International Advocay will mean recognition by the Carlos III University of Madrid of the possibility of subsequently practicing as a lawyer in Spain or abroad.

      Students who are admitted without such a law degree should make training supplements that are expected as a requirement to attend the program, so that necessarily have to take the course and pass the corresponding exam. Specifically, students must complete the 0 Course of Introduction to Spanish and European Union Law of 22 hours without cost for them.

      This Course 0 will be compulsory, but will not be a requirement to take the program, for those students who have obtained their academic degree outside of Spain, either in other States of the European Union or in third countries. These students must attend the Course, and pass the corresponding test. Once the exam is approved, a certificate of attendance will be provided to those students who request it. The course is cost free for the students.

      It is mandatory for the students of the program to take, as a complementary training, a course 0 on Basic Accounting  and other Financial matters. Exempted from this obligation will be: (i) the students enrolled in the Double Master in Legal Practice and the Master in International Advocacy, or (ii) the students who, besides Law, have majored in Business Administration, Economics, Finance and Accounting, or similar degrees, which can attest a sufficient understanding of accounting.

      Even if not mandatory, it is advisable to take it for these students as well, if they need, or wish, to refresh their basic accounting and financial concepts and tools, especially for those students enrolled in the Transactional specialty. The course is part of the program and is free for the students.

      Likewise, all students of the Program must attend the Transversal Activities organized by the School of Law.

      Admission criteria

      ADMISSION CRITERIA WEIGHTING
      Academic record * up to 3,5 points
      Language skills up to 1,5 points
      Stays (more than three consecutive months) in foreign universities undertaking studies leading to a degree in law and / or internship periods in entities operating in the field of law up to 1,5 points
      Quality of the University of origin up to 1 points
      Participation in national or international legal competitions up to 1 points
      Participation in courses run by internationally renowned universities or legal centers related to the transnational practice of law up to 0,5 points
      Student Motivation letter up to 0,5 points
      Professional experience in the subjects of the Master up to 0,5 points

      * Having a Dual Degree will be considered of value.

      Notwithstanding the admission criteria Indicated above, the Academic Committee may consider to hold a personal Interview with the candidates if the Committee finds it necessary for its final decision.

      Language requirements

      You can check the language requirements of the generic language required to study for a Master at UC3M, depending on whether it is in Spanish, English or bilingual.

      The Master in International Advocacy is taught entirely in English* on the Transactional path, and is bilingual (English and Spanish) on the path of Dispute resolution.


      * The End of the Master Project as well as the Internship might be done in a bilingual way, although it will not be necessary to accredit any level of knowledge of the Spanish language. The Program will guarantee that those subjects might be developed in the English language.

      students with foreign university degrees

      Once admitted to the Master’s, students with university degrees issued by a higher education institution belonging to an educational system outside the EHEA, must provide, for enrolment, the diploma, legalized by diplomatic procedures or by means of The Hague Apostille. They must also submit the transcript of records, with the grade point average, duly legalized.

      More information about Legalization of Foreign Documents.

      If needed, documents must be accompanied by an official sworn translation into Spanish.

    • ENROLLMENT

      fees *

      2022-2023 Academic year

       

      Reservation fee: €800 

      • it will be paid once the student receives notification of admission to the master’s, and deducted from the first tuition payment
      • the reservation fee will only be refunded if the master program is cancelled

      60 ECTS in the first academic year:

      • EU students: €9,000 (€150/ECTS credit)
      • International (Non EU) students: €13,500 (€225/ECTS credit)

       

      ✎│Programme’s fees


      International Teaching of optional courses will be ultimately conditional to the enrollment of a minimum of 15 students in each intensification modules.


      NOTE: The enrolment fees do not include the cost of issuing the master’s degree certificate.

       


      * Pending approval by the Community of Madrid for the academic year 22/23

      Additional information

      • You may enrol on the master’s degree after completing the admission process and receiving formal confirmation of your acceptance.
      • When performing the enrolment you can choose between Full-time enrolment or Part-time enrolment. If the student enrolls full-time and does not take the double master's degree, he/she must enrol for a total of 60 credits corresponding to all the subjects related to the First and Second semester of Subject 1 (Soft Skills), Subject 2 (Common Contents), and Subject 3 in the corresponding intensification module. In the case of Subject 3, the student must register for all the subjects corresponding to the Transactional area or for all the subjects corresponding to the Dispute resolution area according to his/her choice. In addition to the above and in order to complete the 60 credits, students must register for the subjects: Internships and Master Final Project.
      • The email address provided upon enrolment will be used for formal communications; students are therefore kindly requested to check their mail regularly.
      • Pursuant to the regulations of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, a student failing to pay any part of the fees will not be admitted and the enrolment process will be terminated. In cases of cancellation of enrolment due to non-payment, the University may demand the payment of the pending amounts for enrolment in previous academic courses as a prior condition of enrolment.
        No diploma or certificate will be issued if a student has any outstanding payments.

      ✎│Enrolment master’s programmes

      ✎│ECTS credits recognition

  • SCHOLARSHIPS

    MOOT MADRID-PCA SCHOLARSHIP

    An agreement was concluded with the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague (PCA-CPA) to offer an internship in Its seat in The Hague for a period of twelve months to a student of the Master in International Advocacy. Currently, only higher education institutions specifically selected by the PCA benefit from this program:  Yale (USA), McGill (Canada), Max Planck Institute in Heidelberg and the National University of Singapore (NUS), to which we must add the UC3M

    The PCA, one of the most important arbitral institutions in the World, was created by an International Treaty in 1899. It is an Intergovernmental body offering a variety of dispute resolution services to the international community. Importance Of special importance is its role in State-to-State arbitrations, or disputes concerning the Energy Charter Treaty, or the UN Convention on Law of the Sea, as well as its role as nominating authority in arbitrations under the Arbitration Rules of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, which entails on many occasions its participation in investment and commercial arbitrations. 

    The chosen candidate will receive some financial support, and will begin her service around the month of September at the PCA's International Office in her capacity as an "Assistant Legal Counsel" under the supervision of the Chief Legal Counsel, and Deputy Secretary General. The candidate will have the opportunity to assist the PCA lawyers in conducting important arbitration cases.

    SCHOLARSHIPS FROM THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION 2022/2023 │ CLOSED

    General scholarships for official Master's Degree students for the 2022-2023 academic year.

    • Application deadline: March 30 to May 12, 2022 at 24.00h, peninsular time, both inclusive.
      Application deadline extended until May 16, 2022. 
    • The application must be completed using the form accessible online through the Sede electrónica or at www.educacionyfp.gob.es.

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  • PRACTICAL INFORMATION
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      MASTER’S COURSE SCHEDULE

      Check the Master’s schedule

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      Courses 0

      Course 0 Introduction to Spanish and European Union Law aims to provide foreign students of the different Official Masters of the Graduate School of Law with the necessary basis to face in the best conditions their specialized postgraduate studies at UC3M so that they can achieve an optimal use of them.

      This course is intended exclusively for students who have obtained their academic degree in law outside Spain, either in other European Union countries or in third countries, and it is compulsory.

      • Days: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19 and 20 September, 2022 (to be confirmed)
      • On-campus (mornings) | Madrid - Puerta de Toledo Campus

       

      The course 0 on Basic Accounting provides a basis of accounting and financial concepts and tools for those students who have no such basis, and must take the subject “Accounting and Valuation”.

      The students of the Double Master in Legal Practice and Master in International Advocacy do not take the course on “Accounting and Valuation”, nor are they obliged to take the course 0. Also exempt are the students who, due to having majored in Business Administration, Economics, Finance, or similar studies, already possess the requisite knowledge of accounting.

      In any event, it is advisable to take the course if the students need, or wish, to reinforce their basis on accounting.

      • Days: 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 September, 2022. 16:00 CET
      • Schedule: 16:00 a 19:15
      • Classroom (to be confirmed)

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      VIRTUAL SECRETARIAT

      Access to Virtual Secretariat

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      Material Resources of the programme

      Madrid - Puerta de Toledo Campus

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      complaints and suggestions

      General Registry Office

      Contact mailbox 

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      Employability

      Access to Employment and internships

    • MOOTS

      A. MOOT COURT (Dispute resolution Track)

      In order to obtain the Master's degree in International Law, students must complete the Master's Final Project that, in the path of Dispute Resolution, will consist of participation in MOOT COURT (TFM Moot or TFM Award). Also the option for a specific research project (Social Challeng) is foreseen.

      A very practical methodology that will allow students to acquire the necessary skills and abilities, both substantive and procedural for the transnational practice of the Bar is articulated as Master's Final Project. It also takes advantage of the background and experience of the Carlos III University of Madrid in this type of international competitions, since the UC3M has not only been a pioneer in the participation of this type of competitions since 1998, but it is also organizer of an International Moot, the Moot Madrid, having achieved important international successes. Thus, the Carlos III University of Madrid was ABSOLUTE VICTOR at the Frédéric Eisemann Award prevailing team in orals. On that occasion, the Carlos III University achieved the first place in the most prestigious category of the competition against 203 Universities from around the world.

      The TFM Moot consists of participation in a moot. The Moot Courts are international legal competitions where students must test their written and oral skills. This is a simulation of international arbitration or international litigation where students will develop the full defense of their client's interests both from the side of the plaintiff and from the side of the defendant, usually at least four times compared to other teams and courts of law. three referees or judges.

      Students must perform a process of prior selection by the coaches to determine their incorporation to the TFM in the corresponding modality. The participation in the competition does not grant the right to be a speaker during the oral phase of the competition, being left to the decision of the coaches. The cost of registration in the competition will be assumed by the MAI, plus an economic bag that will cover all or part of the trip and accommodation of each student who participates in the oral phase.

      Among the Moot courts in which students could potentially participate, subjecting participation to a selection process, to the criteria of the master's organization and the preference of the students, are:

      • 1. Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Vis Moot). English language.
      • 2. Moot Madrid: Spanish language.
      • 3. International Moot of Negotiation and Civil and Commercial Mediation. Spanish Language. In accordance with the rules of the competition, students can not have more than 25 years in any case.
      • 4. International Maritime Law Arbitration Moot Court. English language.
      • 5. Moot Free Competition. Spanish Language.

      The Moot teams will be mixed as a rule, that is, they will be formed by undergraduate and master students and their number varies between 2-6 students. The defense of the TFM will always be individual.

      The arbitration proceedings are not exhausted with the preparation of the writs of claim and defense, nor with the defense during the hearings, but it culminates with the Award, the decision adopted by the arbitrator or arbitral tribunal. In order to promote a comprehensive training of future international lawyers, the TFM Award modality is also offered, consisting of the elaboration of the most relevant moot Award of Commercial Law and arbitration, as well as its defense before a court.

      The modality of TFM Award is foreseen (exclusively) for the Moots mentioned above: Moot Madrid (Spanish language); Willem Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Moot Vis, English language), Moot Maritime (English language) and FIA Moot or FDI Moot (English language).

      In the modality TFM Award, for the elaboration of the award, the student will have a writing of demand and another one of answer of the edition in course of the indicated competitions. The wording of the award and its defense will be made in English, except in the case of Moot Madrid, which will be in Spanish. The students of TFM Laudo del Moot Madrid have the possibility, if they so wish (voluntarily), to participate in the award for the Best Award of the Moot Madrid, according to the bases of said competition.

      The Award can be made either individually or by teams formed by a maximum of 2 students, although the defense will always be individual. The teams will not be mixed and, therefore, only MAI students can participate. The TFM Award schedule is established at the end of the oral phase of the respective Moot Court and will end with the delivery date of the award in September.

       

       

      B. Social Challenge: Research work

      As a special possibility, and evaluating case by case, you can contemplate the possibility of completing a Master's Thesis in a research mode.

      For these purposes, students may participate in the so-called "Challenge. In this third option for the Final Master's Project, the student will be able to develop a research project on a topic proposed by an NGO, or another institution of civil society, and agreed upon with the Master. It will be a relevant issue for the activity of the NGO or institution, in which it needs technical-legal basis to develop its activity, lobby or expand social awareness. The student will work under the supervision of an academic or professional tutor, linked to the Carlos III University of Madrid and / or the NGO or institution. The work will be done in English, although the characteristics of the problem analyzed, and the target audience of the report may require its development in Spanish. The development will be adjusted according to the schedule agreed with the NGO or institution.

      The Final Master's Project will be defended in public and individual session before a Court designated by the University.

    • BTL

      BUSINESS TRANSACTION LAW (BTL)

      To obtain the Master's degree students must undertake a Master 's Final Project, which will consist of participation in a moot court or a business transaction lab (BTL). Exceptionally it may be a research paper on any of the matters of the Master.

      The BTL replicates the practice of a transactional attorney in large operations, on an international scale. The practical case (Case Study) will consist of a simulation of an acquisition of company assets, or both, with a cross - border dimension. Students will not only have to get familiar with the process, but also learn to identify risks, and reflect them through the appropriate clauses, which will have to be incorporated in the contractual documentation they will have to draft.

      In order to simulate the cross-border situation in a more realistic manner the students should lead the process, coordinate and negotiate in teams of lawyers, which will be formed with students from other countries. Teams will not be formed on the basis of their nationalities, but on the basis of the parties to the transaction, so that each party-team will be represented in each of the jurisdictions involved.

      In the process of coordination, negotiation, drafting and closing students will be tutored by lawyers of prestige and experience in large operations. The ultimate goal will be to achieve the closing of a complex transaction, with its associated documentation.

      Diagrama del modelo Business Transaction Lab (BTL)

  • INTERNSHIPS

    Internships

    The Master in International Advocacy includes in its program 6 ECTS credits in internationally-renowned firms, as well as international companies or institutions and international organizations. This will complete the quality training that is intended, allowing the student to be close to the transnational practice of law.

    The internships of the University Master* are included in the subject "External Practices", and have a value of 6 ECTS credits and require 180 hours of a practical nature and 20 hours for drafting a report of the same. This internships can be done throughout the academic year and until October 31 of the year following the start of the program.

    The employment of professionals trained in the Master of International Advocacy will help employers meet the demands of the market in legal services. This will be the case not only for law firms, which have changed their traditional profile focused on national law to give way to transnational structures that demand specialists in globalized environments; but also for companies with an international approach, as well as international organizations that require professionals trained in the international practice of law.

     

    * Through this notice, the UC3M Master's Degree in International Advocacy advises enrolled students about the  personal data protection policy so that they can provide their Curriculum Vitae and their personal data necessary for the management of the internships, and are therefore fully informed about their automated treatment and the need to submit the CV to the companies and institutions that collaborate with the Master in the management of the internships. The users have recognized and can exercise the rights of access, cancellation, rectification and opposition to the Carlos III University of Madrid, by letter sent by ordinary mail to Carlos III University of Madrid: Master in International Advocacy. Secretary of the Department of Private Law, c / Madrid 126, 28903 Getafe-Madrid.

  • B-LEARNING
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      BLENDED OPTION *

      This master's degree is offered in two modalities: 100% face-to-face and blended. They are both independent.

      The development of the blended learning modality is carried out through the virtual platform Aula Global and the collaborative applications integrated in it (Blackboard, Wooclap, Kaltura, among others). Through this platform the didactic materials are provided and the students hand in the assigned tasks. Communication between students and the teaching team is direct and bidirectional. Student participation is encouraged through questions, suggestions and proposals in collaborative discussion forums, chats, etc.

      The non-face-to-face classes given in the master's program are broadcast live so that students can follow them and participate remotely and, in certain cases, they are recorded so that students can access the content at any time of the day from the Aula Global.

      During the entire period of non-classroom training, students will be supported and tutored:

      • Tutoring: teachers will provide support and attention through online tutorials, discussion forums, etc., monitoring students' progress.
      • System administration: doubts related to the material content will be solved during the course.


      The opening of a group in blended mode will require a minimum of 5 students.

      Master's Development

      SEMESTER 1
      Online classes​
      Online synchronous classes
      Face-to-face exams in January
      SEMESTER 2
      Face-to-face classes
      Face-to-face exams in May
      External internships and Master Thesis

      For students who choose the blended version, the model would be as follows:

      • SEMESTER 1 | ONLINE
        All subjects would be online and students would have to attend synchronously.
        The final exams would be held in the normal format of the course, and on the same dates and take-homes would follow the same format.
         
      • SEMESTER 2 | FACE-TO-FACE
        The entire semester would be face-to-face, although there would be two subjects that are common (C) to the entire program with the presence of all students, Common Law II and Regulatory Compliance, which would have to be synchronous, unless a classroom could be found to accommodate all students for these subjects (if all places are filled, around 60).

      For blended learning students, online tutorials will also be established using Google Meet.

      Admission and Enrollment

      The admission and enrollment processes will be the same for both modalities.

      Please check the corresponding sections on the Master's website.

    • CURRICULUM

      Academic Year 1 - Semester 1

      Subject 1 - Soft Skills
      SubjectsECTSTYPELanguage
      Legal writing and oral advocacy3CEnglish
      Negotiation2CEnglish
      Subject 2 - Common content
      SubjectsECTSTYPELanguage
      Common Law in Perspective (I)4CEnglish
      Basic Institutions of Transnational Law6CEnglish
      Accounting and Valuation2CEnglish
      Subject 3 - Intensification modules*
      SubjectsECTSTYPELanguage
      Transactional subject area
      Cross-border Company Law3EEnglish
      International Taxation3EEnglish
      Dispute resolution subject area
      International Mediation2EEnglish Spanish
      International Commercial Arbitration3EEnglish Spanish

      Academic Year 1 - Annual

      Master's Thesis
      Subjects ECTS TYPE
      Master Final Project 8 TFM

      (*) The minimum number of students to open a module is 15.

       

      C) Compulsory: 28 ECTS

      E) Elective Course: 18 ECTS

      Internships: 6 ECTS

      TFM) Master's Thesis: 8 ECTS

    • MATERIAL RESOURCES

      Specific information systems for blended-learning modality

      Universidad Carlos III de Madrid uses the BlackBoard Collaborate system so that students can follow the online sessions synchronously, at the same time that some of their classmates do so in the classroom.

       

      TECHNOLOGICAL REQUIREMENTS

      In order to use this tool, the student must have:

      • A device with internet connection
      • A device with a microphone and, optionally, a camera to actively participate in the session.

      BlackBoard Collaborate is a tool that works on a large number of web browsers that only supports the two most recent versions of the stable channel of the following browsers: Chrome (recommended on Windows, Linux and Mac, and for Android mobile devices), Firefox, Safari (recommended for iOS and iPadOS mobile devices). 

      In order to use this system, the student needs to have the following technical equipment:

      • Web browser, both from your computer and from your cell phone. It is not necessary to install any additional application. Compatible browsers are (remember that they have to be updated): *Chrome or *Safari 11
      • Internet connection: preferably by network cable, if not wifi; as a last option use mobile data, since it is a videoconferencing system that consumes a lot of data. Traffic increases the more videos and applications are shared during the session. 
      • Minimum connection: (48 kbps audio + 360 kps x each video + 500 kbps content) A 3G connection might be sufficient, but as it depends on the number of people connected, it is better, as mentioned above, to connect from a network that guarantees at least 8Mbps. 
      • You can check your connection quality for example through this speed test page.

       

      ACCESS TO BLACKBOARD SESSIONS

      The student will be able to access sessions created in BlackBoard Collaborate through two options:

      • The Aula Global platform with the student's credentials and once inside go to the course whose activities they wish to view.
      • On this page the student will be able to access the list of course activities and will be able to see the active sessions, future sessions and recorded sessions to be able to view them in case they are not synchronous.
      • Through direct access via URL that the manager or the teacher will send to the students. In this case they will access directly to the link provided.

      Active Learning

      The applications integrated in Aula Global are:

      BlackBoard Collaborate

      This system allows the student to follow the synchronous sessions at the same time as the rest of his classmates do in the classroom, and to actively participate in them, or to access them later when the student has different schedules. These classes will be recorded with the authorization of the students present in the classroom.

      In order to encourage the active participation of students and faculty, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid has implemented the following tools for the dynamization of classes:

      Wooclap

      This tool allows students to participate in classes through quick surveys that can be answered from their mobile device.

      For the professor, this is a way to check if the content is really being understood, since the results of the surveys are obtained in real time. There are a multitude of possibilities: polls, questionnaires, brainstorms or image searches are some of the options.

       

      Kaltura

      This is a dynamization system that allows both professors and students to incorporate multimedia content into their courses. In this way, professors are able to create all kinds of audio and video content to add to their classes. Students also have their own space where they can upload multimedia content to incorporate into their deliveries.

      Training for students in the use of teaching tools

      At the beginning of the academic year, the University offers incoming students training sessions on the use of distance learning applications, coordinated by the UC3M Vice-Rector's Office for Strategy and Digital Education. You will receive specific instructions and the schedule of these training sessions from your Master's manager.

      During these days the student receives training sessions on Aula Global (Moodle):

      • How to have access to the contents and tasks that each teacher uploads to the application
      • Use of forums for active participation
      • Access to questionnaires and grades
  • DOUBLE DEGREE

    DOUBLE DEGREE WITH MASTER IN LEGAL PRACTICE

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    The UC3M offers you the possibility of taking the Master's Degree in International Advocacy and the Master's Degree in Legal Practice together, which will put you in the best conditions to pass the professional aptitude assessment tests for the practice of law. You can choose between its two editions, March or September: