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  • Locations: Barcelona, Spain
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
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  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English (Limited), Spanish Minimum GPA: 3.0
Housing: Off-campus, On-campus Dates of Instruction: Fall: September - February, Spring: February - June
Non-AUWCL students accepted by AUWCL: Yes Class levels eligible to apply: 2L, 3L
Contact Email: Contact Phone: 202-274-4228
Program Description:


Located in Barcelona, ESADE Law School was created in 1992 in order to meet the demands of the professional world: to train lawyers capable of coping with the challenges set by the legal profession. At the same time, the school aims to become a center of reflection and debate for important legal issues. The Law School has an international focus, which can be seen in the consolidated network of exchange programs with over 50 prestigious universities in Europe and America. Furthermore, it is the only Law School in Spain to have a Professional Council made up of representatives from all legal professions and over 30 internationally renowned law firms.



The official language of instruction at ESADE is Spanish, however many courses are offered in English. Since the program still requires the student to attend courses in Spanish,Students applying to the program must submit proof of Spanish proficiency.  students applying to the program must submit proof of Spanish proficiency.

  1. Students with undergraduate or graduate studies in a Spanish speaking country must show the certificate or degree obtained within the last five years.
  2. Students with Spanish majors (in the US) must have obtained their degree within the last five years and must provide a copy of their degree and undergraduate transcript(s). 
  3. Students who are not in the conditions mentioned above are required to take a Spanish proficiency exam through the Language Department at AU and provide us with their results on the exam. Students must complete the exam within 30 minutes and test into the Third Year (300 Level).

Students will receive up to 12 credits towards their law degree. Only the credits and not the grades will transfer per ABA requirements. The acceptance of any credit or grade for any courses taken at the ESADE, including externships and other clinical offerings, is subject to determination by the AUWCL Office of the Registrar. AUWCL students will be enrolled in courses specifically geared to exchange students.

The following is a selection of courses offered in English. Students may choose from both English and Spanish language courses. For a  more complete list, please contact our office at Courses are subject to change.

  • European Union Internal Market
  • Competition Law
  • Comparative Law
  • Negotiation Skills
  • An Introduction to Spanish Law
  • Torts Law
  • Legal Ethics

Housing and Cost of Living

Barcelona offers several lodging alternatives, from rooms in student apartments or private homes, to halls of residence, student dormitories and apartments.

Keeping in mind all those students not residing in Barcelona, ESADE offers them the possibility of lodging very close to its campus facilities in the Catalonian capital, at the Residència Universitària Sarrià which, while providing lodging for students from all over the world, gives preference to those attending ESADE, by virtue of a special agreement. The International Student Advisor at ESADE can help individuals find accommodation.



For general questions and concerns please visit the Semester Abroad FAQs page.

All other questions and concerns should be directed to:

WCL Abroad
4300 Nebraska Avenue, NW, Suite Y360
Washington, DC, 20016 USA
Telephone: (202) 274-4228

ESADE Barcelona


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 09/07/2018
10/01/2018 TBA TBA

Indicates that deadline has passed

This program is currently not accepting applications.