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29
Apr

Law without Walls 2014

Written on April 29, 2014 by Roberto Arribas in Business, Law

BlIoKl7IUAA6I1zLawWithoutWalls 2014 Conposium was held on the 12 and 13 of April at the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables, Florida, where a number of legal technology projects were presented by students from the best universities all over the World. IE was represented in Miami by Ana Martínez Valls and Wojciech Zaluska, both students fron the Dual LLB+BBA Degree, who presented their final projects in front of several leaders of the legal community.

LawWithoutWalls is a part-virtual collaboratory course that develops the skills necessary to provide effective legal services in today’s global, multi-disciplinary, and cross-cultural marketplace. It centers on the intersection of law, business, technology and innovation. This award-winning course is pioneered by University of Miami School of Law and taught in conjunction with leading law schools across the globe including UCL Laws, Harvard Law School, Stanford Law School, Fordham Law School, New York Law School, Peking University (STL), University of St Gallen and University of Sydney.

The course explores innovations in global legal education and practice through weekly virtual classes and collaborative research. Students attended and participated in virtual classroom sessions and were grouped with students from other participating law schools to conduct a piece of research on an assigned topic. The topics were interdisciplinary and wide-ranging, looking to the future in their anticipation of changes to legal practice and education within a virtual landscape.

Students engaged during the course with leading practitioners and mentors from across the globe through weekly virtual mentoring sessions. Central to the course is the idea that students should engage with one another in person as well as virtually.  To that end, a Kick Off event was held at University of St Gallen in Switzerland last January for students and mentors to meet and prepare for the course.

This year, IE University also offered a second LawWithoutWalls program, “LWOW X”, in which our Dual Degree student Eric Cuevas took part. LWOW X is an all-virtual pilot program that offers the same components and benefits as LWOW, but makes use of technology to configure the program on an entirely on-line basis. In doing so, LWOW X seeks to make the benefits of LWOW available to a greater number of students. The universities that participated in the pilot were UCL, University of Montreal, Miami Law and IE University.

13
Mar

(Spanish Version Below)

librosoledad4In her last book, the director of the Bachelor in Law at IE University suggests the introduction in Spain of USA’s methodology approach to law teaching, that is the case method or the Socratic method. 

Professor Soledad Atienza, director of the Bachelor in Law at IE University, presented yesterday in Madrid her book “Teaching law: Can we use the experience of the United States?” in the IE Law School – Aranzadi collection and within the Pérez-Llorca IE Chair. Several personalities attended the act, apart from the author, as IE President, Diego del Alcázar; lawyer José Pedro Pérez – Llorca, Founder and Partner of Pérez-Llorca; and James Moliterno, Professor of Law at Washington & Lee University. 

Professor Atienza supports the idea that the European Space for Higher Education and the new ‘Ley de Acceso a la Abogacía’ in Spain favor a change in law teaching in this country. In this new legislation, the author proposes to open new methodologies to law teaching, following the experience in the United States. To reach this conclusion, IE University’s Bachelor of Law director, compares the methodologies used in both countries (Socratic methodology, conferences and clinical programs) and analyzes them within the frame of today’s law market, which is conditioned by different forms to access the practice. 

librosoledad1“Introducing this new methodology, more proactive, to Law Schools so they can train lawyers in the Socratic methodology, will uplift the Spanish system; also, it would become a more participative learning that will be on line with what Plan Bolonia promotes” she claims. 

In the book presentation, José Pedro Pérez-Llorca, one of the fathers of the current Spanish Constitution, outlined the importance of this work, and was sure that “Law’s life is a jungle in which it is the training what leads us”. Following this idea, he acknowledged the key role of University as a center for guidance and training of future lawyers. In that sense, Pérez-Llorca said that “to the student, we must give the compass and the sextant”. 

Soledad Atienza 

Soledad Atienza Becerril is PhD in Social Sciences by IE University. She has an Executive MBA from IE Business School and a Master’s Degree in European Law by the Europa Institut of Üniversität des Saarlandes, and she has a degree in Law by University CEU San Pablo. Her interest areas focus on methodologies of Law teaching, lawyer training and the ways to access the practice in different countries. 

Currently, she teaches at IE University Law School, where she is the director of the Bachelor in Law. Also, she is co-president of the Academic Committee and co-president of Professional Development in the International Bar Association. Furthermore she directs the Pérez Llorca / IE Chair for Commercial Law.

 

Soledad Atienza aboga por adaptar los métodos de enseñanza del Derecho para la formación de abogados

librosoledad2En su obra, la directora del grado en Derecho de IE University propone, adaptar en España algunos elementos del método seguido para enseñar Derecho en EEUU, que es el método socrático o método del caso.

La directora y profesora del Grado en Derecho de IE University Soledad Atienza presentó ayer en Madrid su libro “Enseñar Derecho ¿Puede servirnos la experiencia de Estados Unidos”, de la colección IE Law school Aranzadi y dentro de la Cátedra Pérez-Llorca IE. En el acto de presentación intervinieron el Presidente de IE Diego del Alcázar, el Socio Fundador Pérez-Llorca, José Pedro Pérez-Llorca y, el Profesor de Washington & Lee University James Moliterno.

La profesora Atienza sostiene en su libro que el Espacio Europeo de Educación Superior y la Ley de Acceso a la Abogacía favorecen un cambio en la enseñanza del Derecho en España y en este marco normativo, la autora propone introducir nuevas metodologías de enseñanza del Derecho para la formación de abogados a la luz de la experiencia de Estados Unidos.  Para llegar a esta conclusión,  la directora del grado en Derecho de IE University compara las metodologías de formación de abogados en ambos países (en particular el método socrático, la conferencia y los programas clínicos) y las analiza en el contexto del mercado actual de la abogacía, condicionado a su vez por los diferentes regímenes de acceso a la profesión.

“La introducción de una metodología de enseñanza del Derecho más activa para formar abogados al estilo del método socrático enriquecería nuestro sistema español;  sería además una formación más participativa y estaría más en línea con lo que plantea el Plan de Bolonia”, asegura Atienza.

En la presentación, José Pedro Pérez-Llorca, uno de los siete padres de la actual Constitución española, destacó la relevancia de la obra y aseguró que “la vida del Derecho es una jungla en la que la formación arroja luz”. En esta línea, destacó el papel  fundamental que tiene la universidad en el proceso de orientación y formación de los futuros abogados. En ese sentido, Pérez-Llorca subrayó que “al estudiante hay que darle la brújula, el compás y el sextante”.

librosoledad3Soledad Atienza

Soledad Atienza Becerril es doctora en ciencias sociales por IE University. Cursó un Executive MBA en IE Business School y un master de Derecho Europeo en el Europa Institut de la Üniversität des Saarlandes, y es licenciada en Derecho por la Universidad CEU San Pablo. Sus áreas de interés se centran en las metodologías de enseñanza del Derecho, la formación de los abogados y los regímenes de acceso a la abogacía en diferentes países.

En la actualidad es directora y profesora en el Grado en Derecho de IE University y es co-presidenta del Comité Académico y de Desarrollo Profesional de la International Bar Association. Es también co-directora de la Cátedra Pérez Llorca / IE de Derecho Mercantil. Previamente ejerció como abogada.

13
Feb

stephen_denyerOn Friday February 21st Stephen Denyer, Global Markets Partner at ALLEN & OVERY, will be coming to our Segovia Campus for a Conference on Careers in Law.

Stephen Denyer

Stephen is the firm’s Global Markets Partner with overall responsibility for leading and co-ordinating our approach to markets in which we do not yet have an established presence and for co-ordinating our relationships with associated firms and with firms in new markets with whom we may wish to establish formal ties (referral firms). In addition, he is A&O’s global representative with regulatory and professional bodies such as the IBA. His professional work has included M&A, privatisations, flotations and take-over bids in many parts of Europe.

You are invited to attend the talk Friday February 21st at 11.00am in ROOM 214 Segovia Campus.

Please confirm your attendance by email with your name to: ieu.careers@ie.edu

28
Nov

Hugo Grotius, discussed at IE University

Written on November 28, 2013 by Roberto Arribas in Law, Lectures

5 Tammo Wallinga 28 11 13Tammo Wallinga, Professor of Legal History at the Erasmus University Rotterdam (Netherlands) and the University of Antwerp (Belgium), delivered today a conference in the Segovia campus of IE University under the title “Grotius: Reshaping the Law of Obligations.” 

In the conference, Professor Wallinga explained how the humanist and natural law trends of the 16th and 17th centuries influenced the systematization of private law, in particular through the contributions of the great Dutch jurist Hugo Grotius (1583-1645), which would deeply affect the manner in which law would be conceived in Europe from that moment until today. 

Professor Wallinga was introduced by Marco de Benito, Professor of Legal History at IE University, with Bart Wauters, also Professor of Legal History at IE University, acting as discussant. 

The conference was held under the auspices of the European Module “Towards a Common Private Law of Europe,” an IE University undertaking within the prestigious Jean Monnet Programme of the European Commission. Headed by Professor Marco de Benito, the Module aims at helping students, scholars, and lawyers develop a more global and comparative understanding of the law. 

 

6 Tammo Wallinga 28 11 13Conferencia sobre Hugo Grocio en IE University

Tammo Wallinga, Profesor de Historia del Derecho en las Universidades Erasmus de Rotterdam (Holanda) y Amberes (Bélgica), dio hoy una conferencia en el campus de Segovia de IE University con el título “Grotius: Reshaping the Law of Obligations.”

El Profesor Wallinga explicó cómo los paradigmas humanistas e iusnaturalistas de los siglos 16th y 17th influyeron en la sistematización del Derecho privado, especialmente a través del gran jurista holandés Hugo Grocio (1583-1645). Las contribuciones de Grocio marcaron fuertemente el modo de concebir la ciencia jurídica en Europa, llegando su influencia hasta nuestros días.

El ponente fue presentado por Marco de Benito, y Bart Wauters fungió como discussant. Ambos son Profesores de Historia del Derecho en IE University.

La conferencia tuvo lugar en el marco del Módulo Europeo “Hacia un Derecho privado común para Europa”, un proyecto de IE University dentro del prestigioso Programa Jean Monnet de la Comisión Europea. Dirigido por el Profesor Marco de Benito, el objetivo del Módulo es contribuir a una visión del Derecho más global y comparada, no sólo entre los alumnos sino en la comunidad jurídica, académica y profesional.

21
Nov

marcobneito2“Trust, Contract, Property” and “Trusts in Civil Law Systems” were the topics of the two first seminars of the European Module “Towards a Common Private Law of Europe” of IE University. 

The seminars were led by Paola Manes, Professor at the University of Bologna, a close collaborator of the great Francesco Galgano and a renowned expert in the field. Professor Manes guided the audience through the complexity of the legal structure of trusts and the difficulties they raise from a civil law perspective. 

The first seminar was held on November 18 in the Madrid campus of IE University, with Francisco Marcos, Professor of IE Law School, as discussant. A number of lawyers and professors from other universities attended the event. The second seminar took place on November 19 in the Segovia campus of IE University. Marco de Benito and Francisco de Elizalde, Professors of IE Law School, joined Paola Manes at the table. Both events included a lively discussion. 

The European Module “Towards a Common Private Law of Europe” is a IE University undertaking within the prestigious Jean Monnet Programme of the European Commission. Headed by Professor Marco de Benito, it aims at helping students, scholars, and lawyers develop a more global and comparative understanding of the law. 

 

(Spanish Version)

El trust, objeto de los primeros seminarios del Módulo Jean Monnet de IE University

“Trust, Contract, Property” y “Trusts in Civil Law Systems” fueron los temas de los dos primeros seminarios del Módulo Europeo “Hacia un Derecho privado común para Europa” de IE University.

Los seminarios fueron dirigidos por Paola Manes, Profesora de la Universidad de Bolonia, discípula y colaboradora del gran Francesco Galgano y reconocida experta en la materia. La Profesora Manes guió a los asistentes a través de la compleja estructura jurídica del trust y las dificultades que plantea para las jurisdicciones de tradición romanística.

marcobenitoEl primero de los dos seminarios se celebró el 18 de noviembre en el campus madrileño de IE University, con Francisco Marcos, Profesor de IE Law School, como discussant. Un nutrido grupo de abogados y profesores de otras universidades asistieron al evento. El segundo seminario tuvo lugar el 19 de noviembre en el campus de Segovia de IE University. Marco de Benito y Francisco de Elizalde, Profesores de IE Law School, formaron mesa redonda con Paola Manes. Los dos seminarios dieron lugar a un animado debate.

El Módulo Europeo “Hacia un Derecho privado común para Europa” es un proyecto de IE University en el marco del prestigioso Programa Jean Monnet de la Comisión Europea. Dirigido por el Profesor Marco de Benito, el objetivo del Módulo es contribuir a una visión del Derecho más global y comparada, no sólo entre los alumnos sino en la comunidad jurídica, académica y profesional.

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