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  • Locations: Madrid, Spain
  • Program Terms: 1 Year (Dual Degree)
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  • Restrictions: AUWCL applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 3.0
Housing: Off-campus Dates of Instruction: Dual Degree Program (1 Year)
Non-AUWCL students accepted by AUWCL: No Class levels eligible to apply: 3L
Contact Email: wclabroad@wcl.american.edu Contact Phone: 202-274-4228
Program Description:
                                                                           

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JD/LLM- Official Master's Degree in International and European Business Law

General Application Process • Academics • Housing and Cost of Living • Contact


General

The JD/Official Master's Degree in International and European Business Law program offers WCL students the opportunity to spend their 3L year in Madrid, Spain, studying at Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE).

The program provides a truly global and practical approach, since its curriculum is fully designed on the basis of international and EU law. The curriculum is specifically tailored to the needs of international business and transactions.

The faculty includes top professors and practicing lawyers from different countries throughout the European Union.

Participating students will also have mentoring and networking opportunities; visit important Spanish and European legal institutions; and travel to Brussels and Luxembourg to meet with European policy makers and attend a European Court of Justice hearing.

Students will also have the opportunity to intern at Spanish, U.K., and U.S. law firms in Madrid.

 


Application Process

Who Can Apply?

Students who are entering their 3L year and meet the below criteria are eligible to apply:
  • Minimum 3.0 WCL GPA
  • At least 62 WCL ABA law credits have already been completed
  • Course requirements (upper level writing requirement, professional skills requirement and any others that are implemented) completed before departure
2Ls are also eligible to apply as long as their requirements are planned, and they must make an appointment with the WCL Office of Global Opportunities.
 
Application Content
 
  • All students are required to attend a mandatory advising session before their application will be considered complete
  • Online application due 5:00 pm EST January 31 includes:
    • Application form
    • Statement of interest in English (one - two pages maximum)
    • Current resume
    • One letter of recommendation (professional or academic reference preferred)
    • WCL academic transcript
    • Copy of passport
  • Panel interviews in English take place in February
  • Decisions sent mid-March
  • Deadline to submit all materials is 5:00pm EST on January 31st of each year.
 


Academics

Courses are in English, but seminars in Spanish are also available. Students can also take Spanish classes at at Universidad Pontificia Comillas' Language Institute.
 
More information is available on ICADE's website for the program.
 


Housing and Cost of Living

ICADE does not offer housing for students, but assistance may be available in securing housing.
 


Contact

Students interested in the International JD Dual Degree Program should refer to the International JD Dual Degree FAQs page for general questions.

All other questions and concerns should be directed to:

WCL Abroad
American University Washington College of Law
4300 Nebraska Avenue, NW, Suite Y360
Washington, DC 20016 USA
Telephone: (202) 274-4228
Email: wclabroad@wcl.american.edu

**CURRENT 2L STUDENTS PLANNING TO GO ABROAD FROM 2018-2019, SELECT THE APPLICATION DISPLAYING THE YEARS 2018-2019**

**CURRENT 1L STUDENTS PLANNING TO GO ABROAD FROM 2019-2020, SELECT THE APPLICATION DISPLAYING THE YEARS 2019-2020**


 


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
1 Year (Dual Degree) 2019 01/31/2018
03/31/2018 08/01/2019 12/31/2020
1 Year (Dual Degree) 2018 01/31/2018
03/31/2018 08/01/2018 12/31/2019

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This program is currently not accepting applications.