10 March 2020
CUNEF Informs: Coronavirus
Dear student, Yesterday, the Government of the Community of Madrid, published important measures aimed at containing the epidemic coronavirus.
Legal practice dates back to the origins of civilised society, but for that very reason is one of the professions with the greatest future, given its role in all aspects of human life. Our birth, marriage, buying a home, setting up a business, and in general any personal or social activity has legal implications. The Law is an inherent feature of humanity and is present in every activity, which means that lawyers are needed throughout society.
Studying a Master at the same time as a degree is an excellent option and you will benefit greatly at both a professional and personal level: it will be an investment in your future. Studying the degree and the master at the same time is a distinguishing element on your CV when applying for a position. It shows motivation and interest for expanding your knowledge and exploring certain areas of the sector in more detail while studying your degree course. Ultimately, it is a sign of an active attitude towards planning your professional career.
The Degree in Law + LL.M. IN global corporate Law and International Relations + Master of Laws is aimed at those students who in addition to wanting a highly specialised comprehensive legal training, wish to start their careers in national and international legal firms. The programme is for those students not only seeking a highly specialised comprehensive legal training, but who also wish to begin their professional careers in the banking and finance sector, and, in particular, in some of the following areas:
As a distinguishing feature, CUNEF has added the Master in Global Corporate Law & Master of Laws to this qualification.
Firstly, the Master in Global Corporate Law & International Relations provides the student with a global perspective of law and the international legal system, a characteristic that must define jurists and lawyers in an increasingly globalised world. In this manner, the future lawyer will obtain a solid base in legal training, combining knowledge of multiple legal systems and developing skills that will allow them to become a key figure within an international organisation, both public or private.
Secondly, the Master in Global Corporate Law & International Relations offers an extensive study programme on the international social conditions and international policies and their impact on a global scale in a world that it becoming more globalised. This programme also trains students so that they can develop their professional career in international policy, international business, international diplomacy and international Law.
This Degree is complemented with the University Master of Laws, an official programme for Law Graduates wishing to obtain the training and certification required to practice as a member of the bar before the Spanish courts. The master provides students with the specialised knowledge in each of the different branches of law (public and private), as well as the specific competences and skills in professional advocacy.
The Master of Laws is the first step towards acquiring the profession title of Lawyer, with it necessary to complete the second step with consists in demonstrating the professional training which is performed through an entrance exam called annually by the Ministries of Justice and of Education and Science, pursuant to Law 34/2006 of 30 October, concerning access to the professions of Lawyer and Court Officer.
The Degree in Law + LL.M. IN global corporate Law and International Relations + Master of Laws have the following hallmarks:
The CUNEF Degree in Law + LL.M. IN global corporate Law and International Relations + Master of Laws provides students with professional training, knowledge, competences and skills that are highly sought after by judicial operators. The fundamental goals of the qualification are as follows:
The skills acquisition process takes place through the modules and subjects that make up the Degree course. How aptitudes are acquired will of course depend on the student’s stage on the Degree course, with skills being learned at initial, intermediate and advanced levels, as is standard practice within the European university system.
The horizontal and specific skills acquired by students focus on preparing them to engage in professional pursuits corresponding to the qualification offered.
The way the skills are designed likewise complies with the provisions of the ‘MECES’ framework for higher education qualifications in Spain.
|012803381||Civil Law I||Spanish||6||Basic|
|012803382||Theory of Law||Spanish||6||Basic|
|012803380||Constitutional Law I||Spanish||6||Basic|
|012803384||History of Law||Spanish||6||Basic|
|012803383||Roman Law: History and Institutions||Spanish||8||Basic|
|Global culture and society||Bilingual||3||Mandatory|
|012803387||Ecclesiastical State Law||Spanish||6||Basic|
|012803388||Introduction to Economics||Spanish||6||Basic|
|012803385||Civil Law II||Spanish||8||Basic|
|012803386||Constitutional Law II||Spanish||8||Basic|
|Total first year||69|
|012803397||Civil Law III||Español||6||Mandatory|
|012803389||Criminal Law I||Spanish||7||Mandatory|
|012803394||International Public Law||Spanish||6||Mandatory|
|012803392||Administrative Law I||Spanish||8||Mandatory|
|Global Governance and International Organisations||Bilingual||3||Mandatory|
|012803390||Criminal Law II||Spanish||7||Mandatory|
|012803396||Financial and Tax Law I||Spanish||6||Mandatory|
|012803393||Administrative Law II||Spanish||8||Mandatory|
|012803395||Civil Procedural Law I||Spanish||6||Mandatory|
|Global and Common Law||Bilingual||6||Mandatory|
|Total second year||69|
|012803402||Commercial Law I||Spanish||8||Mandatory|
|012803404||Civil Law IV||Spanish||6||Mandatory|
|012803398||Civil Procedural Law II||Spanish||6||Mandatory|
|International Business Law||Bilingual||6||Mandatory|
|012803403||Commercial Law II||Spanish||8||Mandatory|
|012803401||Philosophy of Law||Spanish||6||Mandatory|
|012803406||International Private Law||Spanish||6||Mandatory|
|012803400||Financial and Tax Law II||Spanish||6||Mandatory|
|012803399||Criminal Procedural Law||Spanish||6||Mandatorya|
|Regulating the EU´s single market||Bilingual||3||Mandatory|
|Total third year||69|
|012803432||Financial Market Law||Spanish||6||Elective|
|012803427||Protection of Credit and Special Processes||Spanish||6||Elective|
|012803430||Corporate Bylaws for SMEs: Private Limited Companies and Special Purpose Entities||Spanish||6||Mandatory|
|Accounting and finance for lawyers||Bilingual||6||Mandatory|
|012803407||Legal placement (*)||Spanish||6||Elective|
|012803437||International Business Law (*)||Spanish||6||Elective|
|012803426||Economic Analysis of the Law and Competition (*)||Spanish||6||Elective|
|012803425||Real Estate Law (*)||Spanish||6||Elective|
|012803431||Insolvency Law (*)||Spanish||6||Elective|
|012803438||Final Degree Project||Spanish||12||Mandatory|
|International tax planning||Bilingual||3||Mandatory|
|Total fourth year||69|
|International corporations and contracts||Bilingual||3||Mandatory|
|Practising law: functions, duties, competences and managing a law firm||Spanish||10||Mandatory|
|Advice in Administrative Law and governmental litigation proceedings||Spanish||5,5||Mandatory|
|Criminal Advice and Criminal Proceedings||Spanish||7||Mandatory|
|Practical application of fundamental rights and proceedings to uphold rights||Spanish||3||Mandatory|
|Global Corporate Law & IIRR internship program (summer)||Bilingual||12||Mandatory|
|Legal advice in competition, corporate and insolvency law||Spanish||5||Mandatory|
|Taxation of acts, dealings and contracts||Spanish||4,5||Mandatory|
|International legal advice||Spanish||3||Mandatory|
|Civil and commercial procedural practice||Spanish||5||Mandatory|
|Employment and Social Security advice||Spanish||4,5||Mandatory|
|Total fifth year||78|
|Global Corporate Law & IIRR master thesis and dissertation||Bilingual||6||Mandatory|
|External practical placements (practising the legal profession)||Spanish||24||Mandatory|
|Final Degree Project (MUAPA)||Spanish||6||Mandatory|
|Total sixth year||36|
|Degree Summary||Master GCL & IR summary|
|First Year||60||First Year||9|
|Second Year||60||Second Year||9|
|Third Year||60||Third Year||9|
|Fourth Year||60||Fourth Year||9|
|Fifth Year||Fifth Year||18|
|Sixth Year||Sixth Year||6|
|Total ECTS:||240||Total ECTS:||60|
CUNEF sets out below the information of the faculty who teach this degree (academic and professional CVs for all of them), demonstrating that CUNEF has the necessary faculty required in order to deliver the teaching scheduled for the Degree in Law + LL.M. IN global corporate Law and International Relations + Master of Laws.
The academic, research and professional qualifications of the lecturers teaching this qualification at CUNEF are therefore appropriate.
Areas of knowledge
No. of Professors
The practical activities that are carried out in law firms and company legal departments by the beneficiaries of the practical placement programmes will in all cases be compatible with the academic activities deriving from their studies at CUNEF. The participants on the placements will comply with the hours agreed, the internal rules of the firm or company, and carry out their duties diligently and professionally.
The Goals of the external placements are as follows:
In order to participate in the placements, the following REQUIREMENTS must be met:
Article 31 of the Spanish Universities Act reform (Act 4/2007) addresses Quality Assurance, laying down the need to establish quality assurance criteria to facilitate evaluation, certification and accreditation, viewing quality assurance as an essential purpose of university policy. The new organisational structure for universal education established by Royal Decree 1393/2007, and the subsequent amendment in Royal Decree 861/2010, includes quality assurance as one of the basic elements that a course curriculum must include.
Spanish Universities Act 6/2001, of 21 December 2001, and the reform applied to this by Act 4/2007, of 12 April 2007, Article 31 of which addresses Quality Assurance, lays down the need to establish quality assurance criteria to facilitate evaluation, certification and accreditation, viewing quality assurance as an essential purpose of university policy. Royal Decree 1393/2007, of 29 October 2007, amended by Royal Decree 861/2010, of 2 July 2010, establishing the regulations governing official university education, clearly indicates that “Quality Assurance Systems, which form a part of the new course curricula, likewise provide the basis for the new educational structure to function efficiently and to generate the trust on which the process of qualification accreditation relies”. The establishment of a Quality Assurance System is thus included in the new official university education regulations as a condition of the process of qualification verification and accreditation.
CUNEF has defined the structure of its Internal Quality Assurance System, (IQAS) and the procedures governing this function, in accordance with the demands of Royal Decree 1393/2007, amended by Royal Decree 861/2010.
The IQAS allows CUNEF to ascertain the development of its official qualifications, in support of transparency, the inclusion of continuous improvement strategies and the systematic organisation of actions effectively contributing to qualifications quality assurance and efficiency in processes to appraise verification, monitoring and renewal of mandatory official qualifications accreditation.
The CUNEF IQAS has the following structure: Degree Quality Committee, Master’s Programme Quality Committee and Doctorate Quality Committee, Technical Quality Unit, Academic and Management Unit.
The Quality Committees are responsible for monitoring the implementation of the degree, master’s and doctorate programmes taught at CUNEF. These Committees analyse and appraise the development of the qualifications, making proposals for review and improvement that will be submitted to the Academic Committee and CUNEF Management to be taken into account where applicable.
These committees have the following responsibilities:
The Academic Committee (see composition in Table 1) is responsible for coordinating improvement proposals connected with qualifications and for decision-making in this regard. The Director of CUNEF is ultimately responsible for validating the decisions reached by the Academic Committee. Each Quality Committee comprises:
The Degree Quality Committee is currently in operation (see composition in Table 2). It oversees the proper development of official CUNEF qualifications, and can be sent any comments connected with the quality of qualifications via the suggestions box.
The Quality Committees meet at least twice per year and are governed by the Quality Committee Functional Regulation approved on 24 November 2014.
Degree Quality Committee
|Name and Surname(s)||Category and/or group|
|Mercedes Gracia Díez||Degree Director (President)|
|José Javier Galán Ruiz||Degree in Law Director|
|Guillermo Velasco Fabra||Academic Staff Representative|
|Francisco Javier Sosa Álvarez||Academic Staff Representative|
|Javier Sánchez Hernández||Admin and Support Staff Representative (Secretary)|
|Begoña Menéndez Rodríguez||Admin and Support Staff Representative|
|Pablo Romanillos Pardo de Santayana||Student Representative|
|Felipe Julián Vázquez Sánchez||Student Representative|
|Cecilia de la Rosa González||Alumni Representative|
Law Degree Indicators:
|Demand rate (pre-registered/places)||236.67%||200%||230%||327,58%|
|ICM-1 – New enrolment places offered (authorised by the UCM)||30||30||30||30||30||40|
|ICM-2 – New enrolment||23||31||33||30||28||29|
|ICM-3 – Percentage cover||76,67%||103,33%||110,00%||100,00%||93,33%||72,50%|
|ICM-4 – Qualification performance rate||89,90%||73,80%||82,70%||84,68%||88,70%||88,65%|
|ICM-5 – Degree dropout rate||12,50%||0,00%||26,08%||25,00%|
|ICM-6 – Teaching Evaluation Programme participation rate||100%||100%||100%||100%||100%||100%|
|ICM-7 – Alumni Efficiency rate||Not applicable||Not applicable||ND||95,81%||94,91%||88,38%|
|ICM-8 – Graduation Rate||Not applicable||Not applicable||ND||100,00%||66,67%||71,43%|
|IUCM-1 – Success rate||85,90%||89,15%||89,23%|
|IUCM-2 – First choice degree demand rate||85,00%||106,67%||75,00%|
|IUCM-3 – Second and subsequent choice degree demand rate||105,00%||143,33%||92,50%|
|IUCM-4 – Degree suitability rate||90,00%||80,77%||79,31%|
|IUCM-8 – Positive lecturer evaluation rate||86,67%||86,67%||93,75%||97,67%|
|IUCM-13 – Student satisfaction with the qualification||7,67||8,06||7,9||7,31||7,68||7,11|
|IUCM-14 – Lecturer satisfaction with the qualification||9,2||9,11||8,04||8,68|
|IUCM-15 – Centre Admin and Support Staff satisfaction||5,03||7,9||6,82||6,76||7,43||7,83|
|IUCM-16 – Qualification Appraisal Rate||95.59%||99.51%||99,35%|
*ICM – Madrid Regional Government Indicators
*IUCM – Universidad Complutense de Madrid Indicators
CUNEF is a highly specialised university education institution focused on the world of business management, finance and financial markets and instruments, and law. Our Degree and Postgraduate programmes set the standard in their respective fields.
To maintain this prestigious standing, CUNEF is committed to the continuous improvement of the teaching, research and services it provides as part of its quality commitment.
In accordance with its equality policy, CUNEF aims to fulfil the reasonable needs and expectations of its students, lecturers, admin and support staff, governing bodies and society at large. To this end the Centre defines the following quality objectives:
Ana Isabel Fernández Álvarez
The Degree Quality Committee meets periodically over the course of the academic year, and at least twice per year. These meetings analyse information regarding the implementation of degree studies and the data revealed by the functioning of the quality assurance system. This review and study of information serves to identify areas for improvement that the Quality Committee conveys to CUNEF Management for approval and execution together with the tasks to be undertaken to eliminate any shortcomings.
The Degree Quality Committee maintains a register of quality improvements and strengths which it reviews and updates at least once per term, in accordance with the tasks being performed and the assessment of their impact.
Numerous improvement actions have been conducted since 2013 covering a wide range of aspects, resulting in managerial improvements and enhanced satisfaction among students and other stakeholders, alongside the public information made available about CUNEF itself and its academic offering, etc. Particular mention should be made by way of example of efforts to increase teaching coordination, to incorporate diploma supplements within the degree courses, to review and enhance the website and the information published there, etc.
For more specific and detailed information about how the Degree Quality Committee functions and the improvement proposals made, you may contact the email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
The employability of CUNEF alumni represents a variable which is analysed by the Quality Committees, serving to assess professional interest in the qualification while likewise ascertaining whether alumni have acquired the skills initially defined for the course.
This analysis will allow proposals to be made to improve the qualification, or to eliminate it if the figures are below 20% for 5 consecutive years. To this end CUNEF conducts yearly surveys of alumni, asking them directly, as set out in the IQAS, whether the training they received has or has not proved useful in the pursuit of their profession, and their professional position before (if any) and after completing the qualification.
CUNEF uses this information to conduct a study of whether the study curricula are appropriate or not, as well as the employability or professional prospects of alumni.
10 March 2020
Dear student, Yesterday, the Government of the Community of Madrid, published important measures aimed at containing the epidemic coronavirus.