The Legal Clinic of IE University aims to allow students to have hands-on experience, through the pro bono practice. The Clinic provides free legal assistance to NGOs, foundations and people in need, making an invaluable contribution to society. It also supports startups in its early stages as a commitment to the entrepreneurship environment of the university. Research, drafting of legal arguments and meeting with clients will be combined with real interaction with practicing lawyers who will supervise the work.
The Legal Clinic incorporates a well-established tradition in the United States and other English-speaking countries, still incipient in Spain. In its fourth edition, it has already established itself as an experience highly valued among students.
Real hands on experience since the very first day. Work will end in a deliverable that shall be of use to the client.
Interaction with the variety of stake-holders that exist in legal practice: lawyers, clients and courts.
Increase the background of students by offering a full bunch of projects which fall under different areas of the Law.
Analyze legislation of all the countries of the EU and prepare a multinational report that was used to lobby in the European Commission and seek an increasing protection for vulnerable children.
Draft a report for the House of Commons Exiting the European Union inquiry analysing the impact of Brexit on Gibraltar.
Researching and drafting a report on innovative legal means for the sustainable financing of social entities, such as social impact bonds.
Review the mentorship agreement of an online incubation software that matches entrepreneurs with mentors, and draft a report on dispute resolution and data protection.
Foro de La Sociedad Civil
Bridge for Billions
Sara Sánchez has been teaching and researching at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos and Universidad Autónoma of Madrid from 2008 to 2013. From 2014 and until 2016, she has been in practice as a lawyer at the law firm Uría Menéndez, specialised in IPOs and counseling in corporate governance and company law matters for Spanish listed companies.
Francisco Elizalde has been Director of the Legal Clinic since its foundation. His expertise focuses in Contracts, Property Law and Litigation. Prior to joining IE Law School as a professor, he had practiced at the law firm Garrigues as a lawyer in the Litigation and Arbitration Department.