Master’s Degree in Spanish legal professions (Abogado y Procurador) + Master's in Economic Criminal Law and Compliance
Train yourself to successfully pass the entrance exam to the legal profession with the master's that has the highest pass rate at the state level. Take it along with the Master in Economic Criminal Law and Compliance, two sectors of criminal law that have experienced a spectacular boom in recent years.
The double Master’s Degree in Spanish legal professions (Abogado y Procurador) + Master in Economic Criminal Law and Compliance offers you an unmatched professional comparative advantage. In addition to studying the Master's Degree in Professional Legal Practice, a reference program in the training of lawyers in Spain with the highest pass rate at the state level, it allows you to specialize in one of the areas of law which is most in-demand professionally, economic criminal law and compliance, by dedicating a few more months to your studies.
The program is endorsed by Pompeu Fabra University, the 1st Spanish university and the 15th best university in the world (of those with less than 50 years), according to the Times Higher Education ranking. In addition, UPF Barcelona School of Management has EQUIS accreditation, the most prestigious institutional recognition for business schools globally.
During the first academic year, the Master’s Degree in Spanish legal professions (Abogado y Procurador) trains you in the central areas of litigation, professional ethics, and business legal advice, and specializes in specific professional matters such as bankruptcy, damages, intellectual property and competition, the environment, real estate and urban planning, crimes against public finances and corporate crimes, among others.
The Master’s Degree in Spanish legal professions (Abogado y Procurador) is a unique project that brings together university, professional, public, and private institutions, with a common objective: to provide law graduates with excellent training that, in the current legal framework of the legal system, allows them not only to pass the official exam in the future, but, above all, face their professional career as lawyers in the field of economic criminal law and compliance with the maximum guarantees of success.
Subsequently, the Master in Economic Criminal Law and Compliance trains you both in the general issues common to economic crimes, such as corporate crimes or crimes against public finances, as well as in the study of specific types. Likewise, the compliance training is exhaustive and ranges from its basic theoretical notions to the most advanced practical developments in crime prevention models and corporate compliance culture.
The extraordinary presence and growing complexity of economic criminal law in criminal legislation and therefore in the practice of our courts, as well as the importance of the phenomenon of regulatory compliance in companies to avoid or minimize their possible criminal liability, justify the need for specialized training in professionals in the criminal field who wish to successfully face the challenges that are already arising in economic criminal law and compliance.Program jointly offered with:
Its contents have been prepared by the UPF Law Department and Faculty, by the Barcelona Bar Association and by some of the most prestigious law firms and lawyers offices in the city of Barcelona: Cuatrecasas, Garrigues, Roca Junyent, Uría Menéndez, Baker & McKenzie, KPMG, and RCD.
By dedicating a few more months of study, you will receive a double master's degree: the Official Master’s Degree in Spanish legal professions (Abogado y Procurador), issued by Pompeu Fabra University (90 ECTS credits) and the Master's in Economic Criminal Law and Compliance, issued by the Pompeu Fabra University (60 ECTS credits).
The program deals with the legal profession in a practical way, with the realization of practical exercises, intervention in debates and judicial simulations of the specialization in criminal law and of compliance.
The master's provides access to an internship program not only in law firms but also in companies and in public and justice administration. In addition, by taking the double master's degree, we guarantee that you will be able to do the internships in the area of specialization you have chosen.
99% of the students of the Master’s Degree in Spanish legal professions (Abogado y Procurador) at the UPF Barcelona School of Management who took the official exam for access to the profession between 2016 and 2019, passed.
Study at a school accredited by EQUIS, international distinction that guarantees the quality of our institution and makes us the 1st school of management linked to a public university with this accreditation in our country.
The master's is aimed at recent graduates in Law with the best academic profiles with very good academic records and/or who come from double degrees (Business Administration + Law, Law + Criminology, etc.). In the case of international students students must submit validation of their previous studies.
The Master’s Degree in Spanish legal professions (Abogado y Procurador) + Master's in Economic Criminal Law and Compliance will be taught in 3 languages: Spanish, Catalan and English. Three groups will be created, two of which will be taught in Catalan, Spanish and English, and one in Spanish and English.
The double master's degree is structured in a block of compulsory contents necessary for obtaining the double degree with the specialization in Economic Criminal Law and Compliance and the completion of optional subjects, Master's Final Project, and mandatory internship period.
The Master’s Degree in Spanish legal professions (Abogado y Procurador) + Master's in Economic Criminal Law and Compliance also includes the possibility of participating in practical activities and activities for personal and professional growth such as:
3 groups will be created: two whose teaching languages will be Catalan, Spanish and English, and one in Spanish and English.
Once students have completed both programs they will obtain the Máster Universitario en Abogacía y Procura official Master's Degree (90 ECTS), issued by the Pompeu Fabra University and the electronic degree (e-Título) for Máster de Formación Permanente en Derecho Penal Económico y Compliance (60 ECTS) issued by Pompeu Fabra University.
Issuance of official Master's Degrees: The amount stipulated in the DOGC (Official Gazette of the Government of Catalonia) must be paid for the rights to issue the degree. This rate varies annually and the rate in force at the time of application for the degree will be applied.
The e-Título is an authentic digital degree, issued in pdf format and electronically signed, with the same legal validity as if it were in paper format.
The Master’s Degree in Spanish legal professions (Abogado y Procurador) + Master in Economic Criminal Law and Compliance has a teaching staff made up of academics and professionals who are experts in each of the subjects that make up the program's study plan.
The course combines theory and practice with a very participatory method. The teaching objective, regarding the specialization of economic criminal law and compliance, is to study in depth both the conceptual and methodological frameworks, in order to understand and analyse the new Economic Criminal Law and particularly the phenomenon of criminal Compliance, which currently has extraordinary relevance in the world of law.
The compulsory subjects are intended to guarantee adequate preparation for the official exam and, on the other hand, complete the compulsory content to obtain the specialization degree in Economic Criminal Law and Compliance, thus placing the student in the best conditions to start their professional career as a lawyer.
These make up the main content block of the program. From problems posed by real cases, the students will be able to apply procedural and substantive law, internal and community law to their resolution. The writing of legal documents (demands, complaints, appeals) and their oral defence (simulations of trials and oral hearings) play an essential role in these subjects.
Essential content for the exercise of the legal profession are studied, such as deontology, negotiation, and the organization of the office, which will play a fundamental role in the subsequent official examination.
Throughout the program, the academic management team will monitor the student to offer support and ensure their proper progress.
The master will organize during the school period a series of voluntary extracurricular activities: attendance at trials and custody of detainees, trial simulations, workshops organized by collaborating companies and firms, specific training (such as public speaking and legal English), etc.
To obtain the corresponding qualification, it is essential to pass all the subjects, the evaluation of which will depend on the corresponding teacher and which may consist of a continuous evaluation, completion of a task/exercise or a final exam. The Master's Final Project must also be passed, there must be regular attendance in class (a minimum of 80%), and practical exercises and compulsory work must be carried out and delivered to the professionals who commission them and who will mark them in each case.
Project-oriented learning and the combination of lectures and active methodologies such as case studies, flipped learning, solving real problems and professional simulations allow the student to connect theory and practice, acquire advanced skills and achieve learning which is transferable to work.
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The Double Master’s Degree in Spanish legal professions (Abogado y Procurador) + Economic Criminal Law and Compliance is aimed at Law graduates with a good academic record who wish to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for the professional practice of law and who, in addition, want to pursue a specialization in the area of Economic Criminal Law and Compliance. For students of the double master's, the internships (whether in law firms/companies or public institutions) are intended to be related to the area of specialization.
Every year, the program brings together recent law graduates, mainly from the city of Barcelona. There is therefore a junior profile, with previous experience acquired in the professional internships carried out during the Degree in Law.
To pass the program, each student must complete a curricular internship with a value of 30 ECTS credits. The internships will be full-time and will take place between June and November in the law firms, companies and institutions that collaborate with the program. The stay will be tutored by an experienced lawyer with the supervision of a team of tutors and will have the aim of enabling the student to:
The Master’s Degree in Spanish legal professions (Abogado y Procurador) + Economic Criminal Law and Compliance aims to provide law graduates with excellent training that, in the current legal framework, allows them not only to pass the future official exam, but, above all, to start their professional career as lawyers and experts in the field of Economic Criminal Law and Compliance with the maximum chances of success.
The UPF Barcelona School of Management offers you different means of financing so that you can take any of our programs without worry. We offer you the opportunity to finance part of your program, either by rewarding your talent through scholarships, through grants from entities dedicated to promoting education or through collaboration agreements with financial entities.
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