Specialist Diploma

Accelerate your career with expert knowledge

The ESADE Law Degree enables you to launch yourself into the labour market with added expert knowledge. The study plan lets you choose between different specialisations, and you will have the opportunity to pursue an optional expert title in one of three expanding legal areas.


The study plan offers five specialisations that you can choose in a completely flexible way. Each specialisation offers a package of relevant optional subjects:

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    You can choose all the subjects from one specialisation, and deepen your knowledge in that legal or thematic area.

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    Or freely choose from different specialisations, and so customise the specialisation of your degree according to your preferences.

Specialisations: 30 ECTS

Dates: From 1st to 4th

Choice of specialisations: Soft Skills and Abilities · Civil Property Law · Financial Economics · Economic Public Law · International Law.


1. Soft skills and Abilities

> Legal Argument


> Debate League


> Moot Courts


> Social Responsibility


> Intercultural Communication Skills

2. Civil Property Law

> Roman Law Institutions


> Private Property Law


> Tort Law


> Copyright: Fundamentals and Sectors


> Contract Drafting

3. Financial Economics

> Advanced Accountancy


> International Economics


> Company Valuation

4. Public Economic Law

> Public Intervention in the Economy


> Economic Criminal Law


> Advanced Direct Taxation


> Corporate Crimes and Tax Fraud

5. International Law

> International Sales Contract Law


> International Taxation


> World Trade Law


> Comparative Private Law


> Comparative Constitutional Law

Expert Title

The Expert Title is an optional title that enhances your degree with expert knowledge in a key legal area. You can specialise in new technologies, pharmacy & food, or sports law – and thus mark your difference in a labour market that needs lawyers specialised in these areas.

Specialist diploma: 20 ECTS credits

Structure: 6 subjects (18 ECTS credits) + Law Case Simulation (2 ECTS credits)

When: intensive January / 2 subjects per academic year

Tracks: Law 4.0 · Pharma and Food Law · Sports Law

3 specialisation tracks. Choose the right one for you:

Law 4.0

Prepare for the technological revolution

The Law 4.0 track will help you advance towards the future: throughout society, disruptive technologies are bursting onto the scene and revolutionising the way we work and interact.

> Artificial intelligence and robotics are revolutionising our industries, homes and lifestyles, as well as the way we educate ourselves.

> Augmented or virtual reality and social media are transforming our leisure activities and social lives...

> Blockchain, 3D printers and biogenetics are transforming everything from business to medicine.

This technological revolution poses a host of new legal challenges, many of which have yet to come into view. This track will prepare you to offer expert advice on these new present and future realities.

Health Law

Specialise in two fundamental industries

With this track, you will become a legal expert in two of the industries with the highest levels of consumption and relevance in today’s society. Upon completion, you will have thorough and transversal knowledge of the fundamental legal issues in both areas, with an international perspective. Issues such as the production and safety of food and pharmaceuticals, food fraud and counterfeit medications, innovation, and genetic modification of plants and animals can only be understood from a global perspective that considers all of the multiple interests at stake.

Food Law topics
> Food and commerce law
> Food safety
> Food innovation
> Biotechnology and nanotechnology
> Nutrition and law
> Advertising and consumer protections
> Food systems (farm-to-fork)

Pharma Law topics
> Public health and the right to health protection
> Authorisation process for patented brand-name drugs, generic drugs and biologics
> Drug prices, financing systems and implications for competition
> Regulation of pharmaceutical innovation and pharmaceutical patents
> Manufacture, distribution and counterfeiting of medicines
> Advertising of medicines

Sports Law

Build your career in the world of sports

Sports teams, clubs, agents, intermediaries and elite athletes from all over the world require legal advisers specialised in sports law. This track will give you the necessary knowledge to develop a career in the sports world, either nationally and internationally, since the careers of professional athletes tend to cross borders and many competitions and tournaments are global in nature.

> Sports in the eyes of the law
> Legal entities in the sports world (clubs / federations / professional leagues)
> Sports sanctioning law
> Commercial exploitation of rights (audiovisual / image rights / sporting events / sports sponsorship and patronage)
> Labour law in sports
> Tax law in sports

Law Case Simulation

Put your knowledge into practice

The Specialist Diploma includes the resolution of a real-life case. The case will have to do with your chosen specialisation and you will have the chance to collaborate with experts in the field. To resolve the case, you will delve into the applicable jurisdiction, define your strategies and defend your arguments both orally and in writing.