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Education in Transnational Law: Preparing you for a globalised world

With the ESADE Bachelor in Law programme you’ll gain a solid background in Transnational Law and become familiar with other legal systems around the world, though primarily the Common Law system applied in countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia. In addition, you’ll learn about other systems such as those found in Asia and Islamic countries. To pursue this field further, you can also carry out the semester exchange programme at one of the world’s most prestigious centres specialising in Transnational Law: The Center for Transnational Legal Studies (CTLS) in London.

The importance of an education in Transnational Law

In the future, you’ll have to deal with legal cases which may well span several jurisdictions: Whether a divorce between people from different countries or the adoption of children abroad, the extradition of a criminal or hiring employees in transnational corporations. With the ESADE Bachelor in Law programme you’ll be prepared to work internationally and solve the legal challenges globalisation presents.

How we prepare you in Transnational Law

  • Specific courses throughout the programme
  • Semester exchange programme at the Center for Transnational Legal Studies in London

    (optional)

  • The possibility of participating in international moot courts

Subjects

European Union Law


In this subject, you will gain an understanding of the basic concepts of EU law and learn to distinguish between the EU legal system and national and international legal systems. On completion of this subject, you will have a clear idea of the institutions, constitutional principles and policies of the EU.

 

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Private International Law


This subject will cover marriages between people of different nationalities, international adoptions, international commercial contracts, court decisions reached in one country that have effects in another country, etc. You will learn to identify, distinguish and describe the various areas of legal reality affected by private international law.

 

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Private Law track in a European and Global Context


Comparative Law

This subject will contribute to the internationalisation of your CV in two ways: 1) you will be taking the subject in English, and 2) it is a subject that transcends the borders of legal systems. On completion of this subject, your vision of the law will be less local – an especially important factor in today’s increasingly globalised society.

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Tort Law

In this subject, you will acquire knowledge about the main issues pertaining to civil liability law. You will learn to identify the main problems associated with defending a civil liability case: accidents, damage claims, negligence, defective products, etc.

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Public Law track in a European and Global Context


Comparative Law

This subject will contribute to the internationalisation of your CV in two ways: 1) you will be taking the subject in English, and 2) it is a subject that transcends the borders of legal systems. On completion of this subject, your vision of the law will be less local – an especially important factor in today’s increasingly globalised society.

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European Union Internal Market

In this subject, you will learn how the domestic market of the European Union was developed by studying the general concepts of economic integration and the free movement of goods, as well as the most relevant measures of their effect.

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International Environment Law

In this subject, you will acquire the necessary knowledge about international and European environmental law. Through practical application, you will learn about the most important international agreements, regulations and environmental guidelines and the future challenges they entail, among other topics.

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Diplomatic & Consular Law Practice

From a theoretical and practical perspective, this subject will provide an introduction to the reality of diplomatic and consular relations, ad hoc diplomacy, relations with other subjects of international law, and agents and officials of international organisations.

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Exchange programme at the Center for Transnational Legal Studies in London

If you wish, you can carry out the fourth-year semester exchange programme at the prestigious Center for Transnational Legal Studies (CTLS): CTLS is an innovative centre specialised in Transnational Law. It was founded by the ten best law schools in the world and is led by Georgetown University. ESADE is the only Spanish law school taking part in CTLS and, consequently, the only one offering you this opportunity.

The unique opportunity to study Transnational Law in London at a centre of reference for International, Transnational and Comparative Law surrounded by students and faculty from some of the world’s best universities.

What subjects will you sit?

An intensive seminar on Comparative and/or Transnational Law focusing on a major current event.


The compulsory subject, Transnational Legal Theory.


Optional courses with a wide range of possibilities: Comparative Human Rights, Transnational Corporate Governance, Comparative and Transnational Constitutional Law, International Criminal Law and Comparative Civil Procedure and Dispute Resolution, amongst others.


You’ll also be able to attend the weekly Transnational Law Colloquiums focusing on international current events or topics of interest for Comparative and/or Transnational Law.

Participation in international moot courts

Moot courts (trial simulations) are competitions in which teams from different universities around the world compete, presenting a case to a professional jury. Many of these moot courts focus on Transnational Law cases such as the Philip C.Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.

Jessup: A moot court specialising in International Public Law

The Jessup International Law Moot Court is a competition in which each team has to prepare and present both sides of the same case (prosecution and defence), and defend their position to the International Court of Justice, the United Nations’ legal body. Participating in the Jessup International Law Moot Court is a great opportunity to further your education in Transnational Law but, more importantly, apply it to resolve the specific case on which the competition focuses.

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