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JD Dual Degree Spain
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General Program Requirements

  • At WCL:

    • Credits: All students must complete a minimum of 59 credits at WCL & satisfy WCL residency requirements. This includes all WCL/ABA required classes (Upper Level Writing, Professional Skills and any other that are implemented).

  • At UC3M

    • First Year:

      • Students study a variety of topics within European Union law for a total of 90 UC3 credits. Two-thirds (2/3) of the courses are taught in English and one-third (1/3) in Spanish.

    • Second Year :

      • Students will be assigned to groups and given a case study to complete a final thesis paper (Trabajo Fin de Máster [TFM]). Each student will then defend their TFM to a panel of professors. For more information, visit: under the Programa tab.

      • Students also spend the fall semester at a practicum placement in a law firm or similar company, pre-arranged by UC3. Students not only specialize in a particular area, but also gain beneficial experience and network locally.

Upon successful completion of both the WCL and UC3 components, students earn the J.D. degree from WCL and a Master UE from UC3M.



Grades from abroad will appear on your WCL transcript only as Pass/Fail. Passing grades do not affect your WCL grade point average. However, failing grades will be factored into your grade point average as a zero.

Grades from Universidad Carlos III (UC3) will be reported on your UC3 transcript which you may need to provide to potential employers or to the state board of bar examiners.