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25
Jun

Foto para decretoIMG_8271Foreign students of all nationalities will no longer need to do the Spanish state’s university entrance exam to study an official bachelor degree in Spain

As from the start of the 2014-2015 academic year foreign students worldwide who wish to study a bachelor degree at an official Spanish university will no longer be required by law to sit the Spanish state’s university entrance exam (Selectividad). This change in Spanish legislation was set out in the Royal Decree 412/2014 of June 6 published in Spain’s official state gazette on June 7, 2014, thereby enacting these new provisions for admissions procedures for undergraduate degrees at official Spanish universities.

The change in legislation means that any student who wishes to enroll in a degree program run by an official Spanish university can now simply apply to have their high school qualifications recognized as being equivalent to the Spanish Baccalaureate. Pertinent documents submitted for official recognition are examined to confirm that the studies undertaken by the high school student in a determinate country are equivalent to the studies that comprise the Spanish Baccalaureate.  The inspection of the documents, and subsequent certification if found to be equivalent, will be carried out by Spain’s Ministry of Education, Culture, and Sport.

As soon as a student’s studies are officially recognized, he or she will have the same right of access as a Spanish student to degree programs in official Spanish universities. This change in legislation also means that official universities in Spain can award conditional admission to foreign students who have applied to have their studies recognized by the Spanish state while they are waiting for the procedure to be completed.

This new, more flexible legislation makes Spain more open to international students and places it in a better position to compete with other similar countries. According to the latest UN report, 4.3 million students in the world study outside their respective countries of origin, and it is forecast that this figure is set to double by 2025.

“This new law is a big step forward for the Spanish system and is excellent news for our university, given its marked international focus. Sixty percent of our students are from outside Spain, and we have 87 nationalities on campus,” said Antonio de Castro, Dean of Undergraduate Studies at IE University.

 

(Spanish Version)

España facilita el acceso a su sistema universitario a los alumnos extranjeros de todo el mundo

 Los estudiantes extranjeros (no-europeos) no necesitarán la selectividad para acceder a la universidad española

A partir del próximo curso 2014/2015, los estudiantes de cualquier nacionalidad que quieran acceder a una universidad oficial en España no necesitarán realizar la prueba de Selectividad como uno de los requisitos legales de acceso. Así lo establece el Real Decreto 412/2014, de 6 de junio, publicado en el Boletín Oficial del Estado del sábado 7 de junio de 2014, por el que se establece la normativa básica de los procedimientos de admisión a las enseñanzas universitarias oficiales de Grado.

Un cambio en la legislación permite ahora que el estudiante que desee matricularse en una universidad en España, para poder tener acceso legal, simplemente tenga que homologar sus estudios de secundaria con el título de bachiller español. La homologación consiste en el estudio y posterior confirmación de la equivalencia entre los estudios que ha realizado un alumno de secundaria en un país determinado y los estudios de la última fase de secundaria (Bachillerato) en España. Tanto este estudio comprobatorio como la certificación posterior, en caso de que se pueda establecer la equivalencia, son realizados por el Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte.

Tras el proceso de homologación, el alumno se encontrará en las mismas condiciones de acceso legal que un alumno español. Este cambio en la legislación permite además que las universidades oficiales de España puedan admitir con carácter condicional a los estudiantes que acrediten haber presentado la correspondiente solicitud de homologación de sus estudios mientras se hace la verificación de la equivalencia.

De esta manera, con la nueva legislación España puede competir en mejores condiciones con otros países de su entorno, con una legislación más flexible y abierta a los alumnos internacionales. Según el último informe de la UNESCO , 4.3 millones de estudiantes en el mundo estudian fuera de sus respectivos países y la previsión para 2025 es que esta cifra se duplique.

“La nueva normativa supone un gran avance para el sistema español y un aliciente para nuestra universidad, que tiene una evidente vocación internacional, donde el 60 por ciento de nuestros alumnos son de fuera de España, con 87 nacionalidades en su campus”, asegura Antonio de Castro, decano de estudios de Grado de IE University.

18
Jun

Professor Marco de Benito speaks in China on the role of Supreme Courts

Written on June 18, 2014 by Roberto Arribas in Law

benitochinaOn April 12 and 13 an international conference was held in Peking to compare the role of the Supreme Courts in China and a selection of Western, mainly European countries.

The conference was hosted by Professor Fu Yulin (Peking University Law School) and Professor C. H. Remco Van Rhee (Maastricht University). Among the speakers were a select representation of Chinese professors, judges, and practitioners, together with Professors Neil Andrews (Cambridge), Elisabetta Silvestri (Pavia), Frédérique Ferrand (Lyon) Alan Uzelac (Zagreb), Jorn Oyrehagen Sunde (Bergen), Tanja Domej (Zurich), C. H. Remco Van Rhee and Remme Verkerk (Maastricht), Pablo Bravo (Chile), and Marco de Benito (IE University).

The comparative discussion was lively and successful. The final results will be published in English and Chinese respectively in Europe (Springer press) and China (Beijing University Press).

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17
Jun

derecho5Conference on Justice at IE University

On June 13, the II Justice Conference was held at the Segovia campus of IE University, under the title “The Court’s Administration.” IE University professor Marco de Benito organized the Conference. Alfonso Lozano, a high officer of the Ministry of Justice opened the floor, followed by professors Julio Banacloche, Ignacio Díez-Picazo, Fernando Gascón and Marco de Benito; dean judges Miguel Pasqual del Riquelme, Ángel Dolado and Jesús Marina; and judicial coordinator Susana del Canto. 

The Conference witnessed a lively, at times heated, debate. Some of the speakers defended the new model on the grounds of a higher efficiency in the management of common procedural aspects, such as service of claims or electronic auctions. Others criticized the shift of procedural and organizational powers from judges to justice civil servants, who lack judicial independence as they are subject to hierarchy.

Jornada sobre Justicia en IE University

La II Jornada sobre Justicia de IE Universidad trató sobre “La Oficina Judicial”

El pasado viernes 13 de junio tuvo lugar en el campus de Santa Cruz la Real de IE University, en Segovia, la II Jornada sobre Justicia, bajo el título “La Oficina Judicial”. En la Jornada, organizada por el profesor de IE Universidad Marco de Benito, actuaron como ponentes Alfonso Lozano, Subdirector General de Programación de la Modernización de la Administración de Justicia; los profesores Julio Banacloche, Ignacio Díez-Picazo, Fernando Gascón y el propio Marco de Benito; los jueces decanos Miguel Pasqual del Riquelme, Ángel Dolado y Jesús Marina; y la secretaria coordinadora Susana del Canto.

La Jornada dio lugar a un vivo y animado debate. Algunos ponentes defendieron el modelo por su mayor eficiencia en la gestión de aspectos procesales comunes, como notificaciones y subastas electrónicas. Otros criticaron lo que supone de traspaso de poderes procesales y organizativos de los jueces a los funcionarios, que carecen de la independencia propia de la judicatura por hallarse sometidos al principio de jerarquía.

13
Jun

II Jornadas de Derecho: La Oficina Judicial

Written on June 13, 2014 by Roberto Arribas in General, Law

derecho4IE University celebra hoy las II Jornadas de Derecho, cuyo tema central es la Oficina Judicial. La apertura de las sesiones ha corrido a cargo de la Directora del Grado en Derecho de IE University, Soledad Atienza Becerril, del profesor de Derecho Procesal, Marco de Benito Llopis-Llombart y de Alfonso Lozano de Benito, Subdirector General de Programación de la Modernización de la Administración de Justicia.

La Sala Capitular acogerá además dos mesas redondas. La primera lleva por título “La Oficina Judicial vista por sus protagonistas”, donde intervienen Susana del Canto Baños, Secretaria Judicial Coordinadora de Segovia, Ángel Dolado Pérez, Juez Decano de Zaragoza, Je´sus marina Reig, Juez Decano de Segovia y Miguel Pascual del Riquelme Herrero, Juez Decano de Murcia.

En la segunda mesa redonda, “Un nuevo modelo de administración judicial: análisis crítico”, participan Julio Banacloche Palao, Catedrático de Derecho Procesal de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Ignacio Díez-Picazo Giménez, Catedrático de Derecho Procesal de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Fernando Gascón Inchausti, Profesor Titular de Derecho Procesal de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid y  Jaime Vegas Torres, Catedrático de Derecho Procesal, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos de Madrid

 

 

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19
May

IEU Students innovate in the field of law

Written on May 19, 2014 by Roberto Arribas in Law

Ana Martínez-Valls and Wojtek Zaluzka, IEU Business and Law Students, have recently pitched new business ideas at the Miami Law School. One of them was successfully awarded a second place in the contest.

LWOW1LawWithoutWalls (LWOW) is a project founded in Miami Law School by Harvard Professor Michele DeStephano. Students from 25 law and business schools from 14 different countries participate in the contest. Coming from Stanford, Harvard Sciences Po, McGill, IEU and several other universities, students subscribe to a 3-month online course taught by today’s most prestigious law, entrepreneur and academic mentors. The learning’s of such courses are materialized into a final project that is presented by a three-student group related to innovation on the field of law.

“Venture Capitalists have emailed us expressing their interest on our project. LWOW provided us with the opportunity to meet with people from all over the world who go to the best law schools while granting you exposure to Venture Capitalists, future investors and experts on the field. This can open doors for you in the professional world and also provides your projects with great feedback”. (Ana Martinez Valls)

In this case, Ana and her team members (all of which came from different Universities and cultural backgrounds) developed an App designed to help lawyers and student improve their negotiation skills as their final project. They were awarded the second position in the contest!

Check out the video of Ana’s final Pitch at Miami in the underneath link and figure out interesting details about her App!

http://new.livestream.com/accounts/2263400/LWOW2014/videos/47940761 

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