Basic skills

  • Students must have and understand knowledge of an area of study built on the basis of general secondary education, and while it relies on some advanced textbooks it also includes some aspects coming from the forefront of its field of study.
  • Students must be capable of applying their knowledge to their work or vocation in a professional way and they should have building arguments and problem resolution skills within their area of study.
  • Students must be capable of collecting and interpreting relevant data (usually within their area of study) in order to make statements that reflect social, scientific or ethical relevant issues.
  • Students must be capable of communicating information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialised and non-specialised audiences.
  • Students must develop the necessary learning skills in order to undertake further training with a high degree of autonomy.

Specific skills

  • Memorising and utilising legal terminology.
  • Identifying, knowing and applying the basic and general principles of the legal system.
  • Defending and promoting the essential values of the social and democratic State of Law.
  • Drawing up legal texts (contracts, judgements, sentences, writs, rulings, wills, legislation...).
  • Searching, interpreting and applying legal standards, arguing every case.
  • Apprehending the necessary mechanisms in order to know, assess, and apply the legislative reforms as well as to follow the changes produced in a concrete subject.
  • Identifying, assessing and putting into practice changes in jurisprudence.
  • Acquiring the basic knowledge from the several legal dogmas and presenting them in public.
  • Arguing and laying the foundation for the implementation of legal standards.
  • Identifying the underlying conflicts of interest in disputes and real cases.
  • Presenting in front of an audience the problems of a concrete law suit, the applicable legal regulations, and the most consistent solutions.
  • Explaining the legislative reforms and jurisprudential changes.
  • Applying ethical values and principles associated with the professional practice of law.
  • Negotiating and mediating between different people or institutions in the context of a conflict (between public administrations-administrators, family and child protection related conflicts, between business-workers and their representatives, parties to a case..).
  • Integrating the importance of Law as a regulatory system of social relations.
  • Students must be capable of demonstrating the unitary nature of the legal system and of the necessary interdisciplinary view of legal problems.
  • Using the main constitutional principles and values as a working tool in the interpretation of the legal system.
  • Mastering the computing techniques when it comes to obtaining legal information (legislation databases, jurisprudence, bibliography...) and in data communication.
  • Students must be capable of demonstrating a critical awareness of the analysis of the legal system and development of legal dialectics.
  • Students must prove they know and comprehend the main public and private institutions in its genesis and as a whole.
  • Contextualizing the several forms of creation of law in its historical evolution and its current situation.
  • Properly analysing the issues related to equality between men and women.

Transversal skills

  • Efficiently managing information, being capable of assimilating a considerable volume of data in a limited amount of time.
  • Drawing up and formalising works, reports, documents, rulings.
  • Orally and clearly defending ideas, works, reports, documents and rulings in a structured way.
  • Carrying out an approximation to a legal problem by using the appropriate research methods (authorities, legal databases, instruction websites...).
  • Students must be capable of making decisions.
  • Demonstrating a sensible and critical reasoning: analysis, synthesis, conclusions.
  • Identifying and solving problems.
  • Planning and organising: managing of time, resources, etc.
  • Students must be capable of learning autonomously and having an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Students must be capable of communicating their points of view in a compelling way.
  • Working in teams, being either a member or a coordinator of working groups, as well as making decisions affecting the whole group.
  • Students must be effective in a changing environment and when facing new tasks, responsibilities or people.
  • Respecting the professional confidentiality.
  • Defending and promoting the essential values of the social and democratic State of Law.
  • Working in multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary fields.
  • Students must be capable of producing initiative, creative and innovative knowledge, as well as new ideas.
  • Students must be capable of leading a group of people, by using the appropriate methods to guide individuals or groups towards the attainment of a goal.
  • Students must be capable of perceiving the impact and implications of the decisions taken.