Experiencing the day-to-day reality of law firms

At Esade, the learning process will be a progressive immersion in the legal and business world. Our law degree methodology combines rigorous theoretical training with practical and experiential learning that will immerse you in the reality of resolving cases, litigation, legal strategy, argumentation, the application of legal reasoning, writing legal documents, negotiation, etc. This immersion will gradually increase with our ‘learning by doing’ philosophy. As the semesters progress, multiple legal experiences will be introduced inside and outside the classrooms, which will culminate with the final degree project, a case that you will have to solve, using all your legal knowledge, and then present in writing and orally at the end of the fourth year.

Practical learning-by-doing education

> Participatory classes

> Solving real-life cases

> Court simulations

> 360º Legal Projects

> Mandatory internship placements

> Participation in debate leagues and international moot court competitions

> Outdoor experiences

> Research projects

> Individual study and teamwork

Student First: a new educational experience

ESADE’s new teaching methodology, Student First, draws on the latest educational trends and is based on a basic concept: the participatory role of students. With the Student First methodology, you and your classmates will participate in knowledge creation and contribute through your work to a collective learning process.

One major way in which ESADE’s approach differs from traditional methods is that students must come to class having prepared the topic of discussion ahead of time. This “Flipped Classroom” approach divides learning into three phases:

Student First – Flipped Classroom

  • Pre-class preparation

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

  • In-class work

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

  • After class

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

Advantages of the Student First system

1. You internalise knowledge in a more natural way.

2. When you get to class, you’ve already identified your doubts, so you can share them and solve them.

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

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

5. You become more open to learning new things.