PRESENTATION OF THE DEGREE IN LAW + DEGREE IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND EUROPEAN UNION
More than thirty years ago, after Spain joined the European Communities, the CEU San Pablo University was the first to offer in our country, together with the Degree in Law, a Community Legal Degree, which dealt in depth with the European integration process. Since then, our University, which has been characterised by its European identity, has trained hundreds of students, many of whom are now working in the European institutions and other international bodies and large firms with a European dimension.
WHY THE DOUBLE PROGRAMME IN LAW + INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS & EUROPEAN UNION?
With this double degree, the CEU San Pablo University is once again committed to training legal specialists in European Union law and, now, in International Relations. In this way, students acquire a highly specialized professional profile that gives them an undeniable competitive advantage in dealing with international and European legal issues, and opens the door to various attractive career opportunities at national and supranational levels.
This Double Degree can be studied in Spanish or in a bilingual version (Spanish-English). In addition, the students will have to study two languages (English, French or German), and they will also have to carry out an international mobility by studying a semester in a foreign university.
Among the various options available, there is the possibility of doing the International Program with Fordham University in New York. This requires three modules in Madrid, taught by Fordham professors in the first three years of the double degree, and a six month mobility in the fourth year at Fordham Law School in New York, where they are incorporated into the master's courses. Therefore, the Program makes it easier to obtain an LLM at this American university. In addition, for high-performing students it offers the option of a Program of Excellence. This is an exclusive education designed to enhance the skills and competencies that are most in demand in the labour market.
WHY TO STUDY IN CEU SAN PABLO UNIVERSITY?
This Double Degree is based on the long tradition and prestige of the studies of European Union Law at the CEU San Pablo University. The academic offer that we propose to our future students has been built through the experience of many years of pedagogical innovation and adaptation to the constant demands of society. For this reason, our Degrees and Qualifications respond to a global world and follow the criteria of the new teaching model of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).
At this crucial time for European integration, our University is once again committed to teaching and research in this field. The new Double Degree will address in an integrated manner legal and European Union issues from a multidisciplinary perspective, and will do so in its international context, also including the study of International Relations, which we believe is essential to understand the challenges of the European Union today and in the future.
The synergies between different centres of the CEU São Paulo University are not limited to the teaching field, but also to the research field.
The Royal University Institute of European Studies, Jean Monnet European Center of Excellence chaired by Marcelino Oreja, is a research center of the CEU San Pablo University specialized in the study and analysis of European integration and international relations, with a great prestige at European and international level. Since its establishment in 1999, the Royal Institute has held numerous international seminars, conferences and congresses.
It also publishes five book collections and four working paper series. In these years it has developed nearly 40 research projects, with public funding - European Commission, European Parliament, Ministry of Education, Community of Madrid ... - and private, in collaboration with European and international universities such as the Free University of Berlin, Oxford University, University Institute of Florence, Scoula Sant'Anna, Free University of Brussels, Harvard Law School, University of Boston, Fudan University, Renmin University ... This research activity earned him the European Excellence Award from the Community of Madrid. It should also be noted that one of its latest research projects in collaboration with Harvard and Boston Universities received the Best Practice award from the European Commission.