Master's Degree in Spanish Legal Professions (Abogado & Procurador)
This is the master for gaining access to the legal profession with the highest pass rate at the state level. A benchmark program in the training of lawyers due to its academic content, its practical methodology, its professional internship program and the great results achieved in the examination for access to the legal profession. From the 2023-24 academic year, the master's degree will also provide training for the practice of "Procura".
The Master's Degree in Spanish Legal Professions (Abogado & Procurador) is the reference program in the training of lawyers and legal representatives (procuradores). The fruit of collaboration between UPF, which for more than 30 years has provided first-rate training to future lawyers through its Faculty and Department of Law, the Barcelona Bar Association, which for more than 150 years has brought together the lawyers of the Catalan capital, and important firms from the world of law that, in addition, are part of the Academic Council of the master: Cuatrecasas, Garrigues, Roca Junyent, Uría Menéndez, Baker McKenzie, KPMG and RCD.
From the 2023/24 academic year onwards, the University Master in Law will become the Master's Degree in Spanish Legal Professions (Abogado & Procurador).
The course trains you in the core areas of litigation, professional ethics, and business legal advice. It specializes in specific professional matters such as bankruptcy, damages, intellectual property, competition, environmental law, and real estate and urban law, among others. As a central component it includes a supervised internship.
The Master's Degree in Spanish Legal Professions (Abogado & Procurador) is a unique project that brings together university, professional, public, and private institutions, with a common objective: to provide law graduates with an excellent training that, in the current legal framework, allows them not only to pass the future official exam to gain access to the legal profession, but, above all, to face their practice of law with the maximum guarantees of success.
The Master's Degree in Spanish Legal Professions (Abogado & Procurador) 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.
The Master's Degree in Spanish Legal Professions (Abogado & Procurador) has an academic council made up of:
Its contents have been prepared by the Department and Faculty of Law of Pompeu Fabra University, by the Illustrious College of Barcelona Law and some of the most prestigious law firms of the city of Barcelona: Cuatrecasas, Garrigues, Roca Junyent, Uria Menéndez, Baker McKenzie, KPMG and RCD.
The program deals with the legal professional in a practical way with exercises, intervention in debates, and judicial simulations. At the end of the master, you will be able to pass the official exam to enter the practice of law and Procura.
The master provides access to an internship program in law firms, in companies, and in public and justice administration.
99% of the students of the Master in Professional Legal Practice at UPF Barcelona School of Management who took the official access exam for legal practice between 2016 and 2019 passed it.
Study at a school accredited by EQUIS, an 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 Degree in Spanish Legal Professions (Abogado & Procurador) offers the possibility of continuing training with a second specialized master in two of the areas with the most demand in the market: Economic Criminal Law and Compliance, and Labour and Social Security Law.
Spend a few more months training to obtain a second Master in Economic Criminal Law and Compliance and complement your professional profile in legal practice in one of the areas of law with the greatest demand for professionals in the market.
Continue your training to obtain a second Master in Labour and Social Security Law and thus specialize your professional profile in one of the areas of law with the most professional opportunities.
The Master's Degree in Spanish Legal Professions (Abogado & Procurador) is aimed at Law graduates with the best academic profiles who come from double degrees (Business Administration+Law, Law+Criminology, etc.). In the case of international students, students must present an accreditation of their qualifications.
This is an official master and has the academic recognition of the Ministry of Education of the Government of Spain. The Quality Agency of the University System of Catalonia (AQU Catalunya) has institutionally accredited the UPF-BSM. This accreditation certifies all the official university master's degrees that we teach and recognizes the quality of our educational model in accordance with the criteria of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).
The Master's Degree in Spanish Legal Professions (Abogado & Procurador) is taught in 3 languages: Spanish, Catalan and English. Three groups will be created, two of which will be taught in Catalan, Spanish and English. The remaining group will be taught in Spanish and English.
The programme consists of 90 ECTS credits. A first block of 30 ECTS credits corresponds to compulsory content.
A second block of 24 ECTS credits corresponds to elective content. It is possible to enrol in more electives than the 6 required, by paying the corresponding amount that can be consulted once the enrolment is formalized.
To complete the course, you must carry out a Master's Final Project (6 ECTS credits) as well as carry out professional internships (30 ECTS credits).
Drafting of an opinion on a matter with practical legal relevance that proves correct integration of the theoretical and practical knowledge acquired by the student throughout the training courses and the internship.
The Master's Degree in Spanish Legal Professions (Abogado & Procurador) also includes the possibility of participating in practical activities and activities for personal and professional growth such as:
Once students have completed the course they will obtain the Màster Universitari en Advocacia i Procura - Máster Universitario en Abogacía y Procura official Master's Degree, issued by the 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 faculty of the Master's Degree in Spanish Legal Professions (Abogado & Procurador) at UPF Barcelona School of Management is composed by professors of the Department and Faculty of Law of Pompeu Fabra University and professionals of the Illustrious College of Barcelona Law who work in the most prestigious law firms of the city.
The fundamental aim of the Master's Degree in Spanish Legal Professions (Abogado & Procurador) is that, as a future lawyer or legal representative (procurador), you obtain the specific knowledge and skills required to practice your profession in accordance with the provisions of Articles 10 and 13 of Law 34/2006. The combination of theoretical content and practical cases and simulations allow what was learned in class to be implemented.
The compulsory courses on the Master are designed to guarantee effective preparation for the official examination to access the profession of law and legal practice (procura) which, complemented with the specialization provided by the optional subjects, places the student in the best conditions to start their professional career as a lawyer or legal representative (procurador).
They make up the main content block of the master's program. From the problems posed by real cases, students will be able to apply both procedural and substantive law, and internal and community law while resolving them. The writing of legal documents (claims, complaints, appeals) and their oral defence (trial simulations and oral hearings) play an essential role in these subjects.
Essential contents for the practice of law and legal practice (procura) are also studied, such as negotiation and the organization of the office, which will play a fundamental role in the subsequent official examination.
The master offers 28 optional subjects.
The master will organize a series of voluntary extracurricular activities during the school period: 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 be awarded the corresponding master, you must pass all the subjects, the evaluation of which will depend on the corresponding professor and which may consist of continuous evaluation, the completion of a task/exercise, or a final exam. The Master's Final Project must also be approved, you must regularly attend class and you must pass the practical exercises and compulsory work, whose delivery and preparation conditions will be set, in each case, by the professionals who commission them.
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.
You will have:
The Master's Degree in Spanish Legal Professions (Abogado & Procurador) is designed for law graduates with a good academic record who want to acquire the knowledge and skills required to practice as a lawyer or legal representative (procurador) on successful completion of the official examination. The internships can be conducted either in law firms or legal representative's (procurador) offices, as well as in companies or institutions specializing in public administration or judicial matters.
Every year, the program of the master brings together recent law graduates, mainly from the city of Barcelona. It is therefore a junior profile, with the previous experience acquired in the professional internships carried out during the Degree in Law.
Students passing the official exam for access to the profession (2016–19)
To pass the master, 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 the months of June and November in the law firms, companies, and institutions that collaborate with the program. The internship will be tutored by an experienced lawyer or legal representative (procurador) with the supervision of a team of tutors and will aim to give the student the ability to:
*activity defined in Directive 98/5/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 February 1998 to facilitate practice of the profession of lawyer on a permanent basis in a Member State other than that in which the qualification was obtained).
The objective of the Master's Degree in Spanish Legal Professions (Abogado & Procurador) is 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 face their professional career in the legal profession (Abogado & Procurador) with the maximum guarantees 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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