INCOME PROFILE OF THE DEGREE IN LAW + DEGREE IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND EUROPEAN UNION
In order to define the ideal profile of new students who wish to access this degree, we take into account the final educational objectives that we propose to achieve, in three ways:
- Students. We want our students to have intellectual concerns and be willing to work, both personally and as part of a team. In this respect, in the selection process, special attention is paid to the interaction and dialogue capacities of the candidates. It is also important that the student is able to understand that the subjects are not watertight compartments, but are part of a plan or global system of knowledge. Therefore, from the very beginning, we ask our students - especially during the interview and, after admission, during the two-week zero preparation course - to renounce a purely memoristic and "legalistic" concept of law. In this sense, a series of basic skills or abilities are valued, among which the following stand out: comprehensive reading and the ability to interpret texts; writing or writing; and oratory. Likewise, emphasis is placed on the vocation of service and the idea of justice as a reference value of law, both in its theoretical and practical aspects.
- Internationalization. Students following this double degree must have a clear vocation towards internationalization. It is not possible to specialise in European and international legal areas without having concerns about other cultures, other countries, other legal systems. The ability to adapt to new environments, especially during mobility but also when integrating the many foreign students who year after year choose our courses in the European Union that will now be integrated into this double degree is also a prerequisite. For this reason, during the selection process, priority will be given to those students who have experiences outside Spain and a geographical balance of these experiences will be sought. We will train students to develop their professional careers particularly outside Spain and courses and extracurricular activities will be designed, such as the European Moot Court Competition, so that their time at the CEU will be a springboard for jumping into the international professional arena.
- Multilingualism. In addition to the entrance requirements (the command of other languages besides English will be positively valued), there is the need to learn second and third languages (French and/or German) as well as to actively participate in seminars, projects and activities that use foreign languages as a working tool in an environment that reproduces professional situations that they will face upon finishing their studies.
- Future professionals. Candidates must have a solid scientific background. At the end of their training, the professional should have a good command of legal language and a good understanding of a basic concept map (which will allow them to interpret the legal system and solve the practical problems that arise). In this way, they will be able to face and efficiently resolve the challenges they face.
- Training. This will be of an integral nature, which means that it must be dogmatic - theoretical and systematic - but also practical and committed. In this context, dialogue, as a learning tool, and the technique of debate are promoted. This training must be, and is, essential and systematic, so that it can understand, in a clear way, the fundamental concepts.
In short, we configure a teaching model that ensures continuous and eminently practical learning, in order to facilitate access to the labour market and the legal reality of society and to successfully exercise the legal profile, both European and international.