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Objectives and competences

Given that the practice of law in a professional context is not homogeneous and that it can be understood and practised in many different ways, the figure of a legal practitioner, in the broadest sense of the word, serves as the basis for the Degree in Law. Graduates will therefore be able to successfully pursue whatever professional practice they choose. In view of the above, the Degree aims to deliver training that satisfies the following premises:

  • A theoretical command of the laws in force.
  • A critical analysis of norms and institutions.

With regard to the training goals, graduates will be expected to:

  1. Have a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of law.
  2. Acquire the skills and abilities necessary for the future practice of any of the legal professions described in the professional profile. They must therefore be able to understand legal texts, write of any type of legal document, give presentations and speeches before an audience, and discuss legal matters in depth, amongst others.
  3. Have a broad knowledge base of the legal systems in Spain and its autonomous communities, as well as of the legal framework of all branches of law.

In short, the curriculum of the Degree in Law aims to combine quality and excellence with a comprehensive training programme for future legal practitioners that meets the expectations and demands of modern society. It has likewise been designed to adapt to the guidelines common to the European Higher Education Area.

Competences

General competences

  1. Capacity for analysis and synthesis.
  2. Capacity for managing information correctly.
  3. Capacity for teamwork.
  4. Capacity for undertaking continuous learning and adapting to new circumstances.
  5. Capacity for initiative, creativity and leadership.
  6. Capacity for ethical commitment.

Specific competences

  1. Ability to understand the features, conceptual schemes, institutions and procedures of the legal system.
  2. Ability to understand the legal system in force.
  3. Ability to identify social priorties and values underlying legal principles and rules.
  4. Ability to understand the general nature of the legal system and to analyse it from an interdisciplinary perspective.
  5. Ability to identify and interpret the sources of the law in force.
  6. Ability to acquire a critical awareness in the analysis of the legal system and in the development of the legal dialectic.
  7. Ability to make informed legal decisions.
  8. Ability to give advice on possible responses to a legal problem in different contexts, and to design strategies to address different situations.
  9. Ability to write all types of legal documents.
  10. Ability to negotiate and reconcile.

Estrategic competences

  1. Command of technical language, both orally and in writing.
  2. Advanced use of ICTs applied to the profile of the Degree: word processing, databases and web resources.
  3. Command of technical language in English, both orally and in writing.
  4. Respect for the fundamental rights of equality between men and women, the promotion of human rights and for the values of peace and democracy.