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Legal English and a second foreign language

Mastery of two foreign languages

The ESADE Bachelor in Law programme includes a strong linguistic component in its curriculum: You’ll complete a part of the programme in English in addition to studying legal English plus French or German. Upon graduating, your mastery of these foreign languages in addition to your background in Transnational Law will define you as a lawyer with a clear international profile: You’ll be able to work anywhere in the world.

Gradual Spanish-English programme

English is a compulsory subject throughout the programme: You’ll graduate having earned the equivalent of the Advanced Certificate. In addition, the curriculum combines subjects in Spanish with those taught completely in English such as Legal Ethics and Comparative Law. You will increasingly enrol in classes taught in English as you progress throughout the programme. By the time you graduate, 40% of your subjects will have been taught in English. 

Legal English

In the third and fourth year of the programme you will enrol in specific Legal English programme subjects, helping you to acquire all the vocabulary and common terms used in legal practice. The Legal English subjects focus on specific themes or cases addressed in other programme subjects.

French or German

You’ll sit up to 6 hours every week in small and highly participatory classes taught by native speakers. Your fluency in this second foreign language will not be just in terms of legal vocabulary but also in terms of key competencies such as public speaking and writing legal documents.

The Legal English courses comprise three phases:

  • 1

    Research and expanding your mastery of legal English to include all branches of the Law; you will also work on your writing skills through cases.

  • 2

    An introduction to oral communication techniques and rhetoric.

  • 3

    An in-depth simulation of trials in English and persuasive oral presentations using different techniques.

Class activities

Mini legal cases




Role-playing exercises


Public speaking

Case re-trials (analysis of the facts, arguments, etc., in a legal case)

Persuasive presentation