Learning by doing with the Bachelor in Law

The ESADE Bachelor in Law programme is based on a practical and experiential methodology for you to learn about Law by applying it. The Law exists to resolve conflicts. For this reason, we apply an innovative methodology at ESADE which, after establishing the theoretical foundations, will allow you to:

Resolve practical cases in class, applying the legal foundations you acquire.

Benefit from educational experiences outside of class: Debate leagues, trial simulations, professional internships here or abroad and
moot courts, amongst others.

Develop essential legal skills, such as public speaking, legal reasoning,
searching for information and jurisprudence, etc.

Learning by doing,
Jaume Vicens Vives Distinction

Due to its focus on developing the competencies and skills students need to be able to work professionally.


In which you’ll work in small groups, participating in discussions and activities related to legal topics and current events. Interaction with your classmates and faculty is constant.
In class, you will debate and resolve real legal cases provided by law firms and multinational legal departments. You will analyse the situation and argue in favour of possible solutions, applying the knowledge acquired in class and legal reasoning, enabling you to present logical legal arguments without knowing every applicable law by heart.

ESADE has a trial simulation room with the same recording system found in today’s courts. You’ll thus be able to simulate and view pre-trial hearings and real trials on a wide range of issues: Divorces, adoptions, fraud, labour force adjustment plans, industrial espionage, corruption, etc.

The aim of these simulations is for students to learn to prepare for trials and simulate them in very similar settings to those found when working as a lawyer, judge or prosecutor in the future.

You’ll learn to efficiently seek out information in a wide variety of sources and identify what’s key for your strategy and legal arguments.
We encourage teamwork at ESADE, as this is the norm in the professional setting: You’ll learn to work collectively to achieve a common objective.
Throughout the programme you’ll work on developing the fundamental skills and competencies lawyers need today: Communication, public speaking, negotiations, teamwork, etc.
To finalise the ESADE Bachelor in Law programme you will have to resolve three transversal and practical cases prepared by our Professional Council and collaborating law firms. To resolve them, you will have to apply everything you’ve learnt throughout the programme and then defend your position to the lawyers who gave you the cases. Some of the cases worked on recently were for the well-known firms, Nike and Danone.


Student First is ESADE’s new educational methodology, in which students play an active role in creating knowledge and participating in a collective learning process. One of the major differences with respect to traditional methods is that you must come to class having prepared the topic of discussion ahead of time. This approach, known as flipped learning, divides learning into three phases:

1. Pre-class preparation

read, research or view multimedia content on the basics of the topic to be discussed.


2. In-class work

share the knowledge you’ve acquired with your classmates and the instructor by debating, reflecting, and solving cases, challenges and projects.


3. After class

deepen your understanding, reflect further and apply the acquired concepts in other areas.

Advantages of the Student First system



By playing an active role in the process, you internalise the knowledge in a more natural way.


By the time you go to class, you have already identified your doubts and the aspects that you find most complex, so you can share them and solve them more easily.


Classes are more enriching: you focus on applying knowledge and you receive input not only from the instructor but from all your classmates.


It prepares you for the future: you learn to apply theory in different circumstances and to work collaboratively.


You become more open to learning new things.