In a truly international business world, cross-cultural communication is a must. In this programme, we break down the stereotypes we associate with particular cultures, studying the concepts behind language and verbal communication and the consequences of our prejudices. Go back to the roots of your own culture and identity to better understand those of others, and become more aware of the way in which we communicate. This course offers a balance between theory and praxis and draws on international students’ experiences.
Corporate Social Responsibility in a Law firm and in a Law/Business School
What is Corporate Social Responsibility? Why is Corporate Social Responsibility becoming so important in the world today? And for the companies? We will talk about Corporate Social Responsibility in an international law firm and at ESADE.
In this subject, students get an introduction to criminal law by reading about and discussing with the lecturer the crimes committed most frequently in Spain and the wider world. They learn about – and play – the roles of lawyers, prosecutors and judges in criminal proceedings.
EU Law / Brexit
What will the impact of Brexit be on the rest of the EU? Look back at the history of the EU, its evolution and how the UK’s decision to leave the Union will affect the morale of the remaining countries and the political impact of such an important decision.
Global Governance & Geopolitics: Towards a new international order
This course walks the participants through the latest events in global affairs (particularly international relations, geopolitics and economics) while exploring the ongoing power shifts and the shaping of a new world order. It also discusses how the international order designed after WWII is increasingly under pressure and how old and emerging powers are accommodating their agendas and strategies to the new context through cooperation and conflict. The syllabus also examines the main challenges and opportunities arising from today’s key international hotspots (US, China, EU, Russia, Middle East) and assesses the need to further devolve global governance to the next level.
Session 1: Introduction to human rights. In this class, students will familiarise themselves with the definition of human rights, gain an understanding of their importance, and learn about the value of human dignity as the foundation of these rights. They will also learn about major historical events that were milestones for human rights.
Session 2: Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In this class, students will learn about the 30 human rights covered by the Universal Declaration, which is the main international instrument of the modern human-rights system.
Session 3: Human rights and human, economic, and social development. This class will offer a brief introduction to the importance of human rights and the ways in which these rights are linked to development. We will highlight states’ obligations with regard to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
What is the law and what role does it play in our day-to-day lives? How much do we actually know about legal institutions and the services they provide? How do Legal Rules work? To truly understand the legal world and its many facets, we should first be able to answer these fundamental questions, learning about the structure of Legal Rules and how they operate from the inside out, in a dynamic and participative class setting.
Law Case Simulation
Through discussing a case previously prepared by the teacher, the students will have a first approach to the functions and specificities of our legal system. The students will be required to assume a judicial role or position in order to discuss the case. We will also analyze the main differences (substantive and procedural) between Common and Civil law systems.
What would you say the qualities of a true leader are? Do you have what it takes to lead? This course will allow you to reflect on the hard and soft skills that are needed to manage people, and find the ability for leadership within ourselves. Training includes theory and practical exercises to help even the least likely leaders to gain the confidence to head up teams and motivate others.
English is one of the most important languages in law and business. Creating a solid base of legal vocabulary and terminology will not only give you the confidence you need to communicate and understand, but will open doors to other areas of practical study. Learn how to write legal documents and correspondence, and become more proficient when conducting presentations and negotiating persuasively.
Marketing: how much does it contribute to the success of an organization? What is the job of the Marketing Manager within a company? Learn the basics of good marketing and find the perfect balance between tactical and strategic methodologies. Analyse real cases, best practices and identify the successes and pain points of traditional firms. Discover how knowing your consumer is the key to success and vital in delivering products that meet the needs of your client base, ensuring your brand becomes their brand of choice.
Model United Nations
The United Nations through role play. Increase your personal and professional skills, improve your oral and written skills and see the more entertaining side of diplomacy. Learn the basic workings of the UN, gain perspective on the international political scenario and interiorise the key vocabulary and rules. Work in teams to debate issues of importance for your assigned country, and simulate international discussion in a mock-up UN setting.
Are a vital for anyone working in law. Lawyers spend far more of their time negotiating for their clients than we might initially think, but in a wider context, the general concepts behind the theory of negotiation can be applied to general management and also to our personal lives.
Speaking in public in English is a valuable skill for any international lawyer. We teach you how to speak clearly and persuasively, and how to avoid nervousness.
The European Union
Do you know the origin of the European Union? Who were its founders? In these sessions we will also talk about the most important institutions of the EU, their composition and duties: the European Parliament, the European Council, the Council of the European Union, the European Commission and The Court of Justice.