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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.


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


















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! 


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.


(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.

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