Degree in Law

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The University of Alcalá offers courses leading to official university degrees valid all over Spain and where applicable, throughout the territory of the European Union.

In its official studies, the University of Alcalá promotes training that is balanced in theoretical and practical aspects, promoting freedom of opinion, based on a command of content to grasp the scientific, technical or artistic methods needed to achieve the social return on the public resources invested in the training process in productive activity of future graduates.

These studies include Undergraduate Degrees, Master's Degrees and Doctorates courses.


Official Studies


The main objective of the Degree in Law is to train professionals with a high level of ability to understand legal institutions and the regulations and the proceedings of our domestic legal system; to use constitutional principles and values as a tool for legal order, as well as a capacity for creating and structuring regulations.

Future graduates should understand the main problems of the modern global world, and participate in solving them, according to legal and ethical principles. They should be able to analyse and reflect on issues related to international terrorism, the Spanish territorial model, the protection of human rights and sustainable development, using an interdisciplinary approach based on democratic values and a plural and respectful perspective, which are the foundations for the development of specific competences.


They should be able to understand the main public and private institutions and how they were established; use advanced sources of knowledge, interpreting legal texts; describe basic aspects of the various branches of law, identifying the various sources of law and the means of its creation throughout history, including new perspectives; and analyse and summarise issues with a view to improving and enhancing their knowledge and cultural baggage.

During the practicum, students should be creative in order to integrate and apply all their acquired knowledge and abilities to professional contexts, going beyond the training they have received. They should become familiar with specific tasks in legal firms and offices and institutions in the field of law. They should be capable of reasoning, discussing, defending their arguments and fluently conveying their critical reasons with fluency, both orally and in writing.

They are thereby equipped to enhance their knowledge and skills and to continue their training autonomously.

Structure and credits

Basic Training (B) 64,5
Obligatory (Ob) 109,5
Optional (Opt) 42,0
External Practicums (Ob) 14,0
Final Project (Ob) 10,0

Student profile

The basic attributes of law students are sensitivity to and interest in providing fair solutions to the economic, political and social problems of our time, by means of critical reasoning, as well as the ability to work in a team and a gift for persuasion and communication.

Professional opportunities and officially regulated professions

This degree course aims to provide students with general legal training, which could be completed with the Master's Degree in Access to the Legal Profession, enabling the holder to work professionally in companies, lawyer's offices and institutions related to the field of law. They could work as lawyers, prosecutors, etc. 

First academic year taught

Curso 2008/09 PRIMERO

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More information

  • Teaching centre: Faculty of Law
  • Official State Bulletin publication date: 13/06/2009
  • Places available: 150
  • Type of teaching: CLASSROOM
  • Language of instruction: SPANISH and ENGLISH
  • First academic year taught: 2008-09

Study plan /of adaptation to the degree / Recognition of credits

External practicums

Final Project

International Programmes and Exchanges

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