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Objectives and competences

General competences

  • (CG 1) Ability to integrate the acquired legal knowledge in his or her professional career with a reflective and critical attitude, making decisions based upon the problem analysis technique, either in new or unknown contexts, or in wider (or multidisciplinary) contexts.
  • (CG 2) Capacity to assume the responsibility of your own professional development and specialization in the field of legal sciences.
  • (CG 3) Ability to address clearly and unambiguously an expert or lay audience, and submit results obtained from scientific research or advanced scientific activities, as well as the most relevant foundations on which such results are based.
  • (CG 4) Sufficient autonomy to participate in research projects and conduct scientific collaboration in the field of legal sciences and in interdisciplinary contexts and, when appropriate, to transfer your knowledge.
  • (CG 5) Completion of the program helps you to reinforce your linguistic skills and also to gain a strong command of the legal jargon in a foreign language (English).
  • (CG 6) Ability develop advanced technological competences applicable to legal knowledge and practice, especially with regard to legal data bases.

Specific competences 

  • (SC 1) Attainment of a thorough knowledge of the status quaestionis regarding Spanish and European public law in force, and also regarding Spanish special and general private law in force.
  • (SC 2) Ability to critically address new legal challenges derived from complex problems, while offering original and alternative measures of resolution. 
  • (SC 3) Capacity to identify and access to relevant and specialized information sources, including case law, scholarly literature or legal texts to enable the systematization of the information in the studied area of knowledge.
  • (SCE 4) Apprehension of the ethical and social dimensions of law, recognizing and applying the fundamental principles and values of the Spanish legal system, based upon a social and democratic State of law, including especially equality and the values of peace and justice.
  • (SC 5) Ability to use legal research methods and techniques, both in their practical dimension (interpretation and argumentation), and in their theoretical dimension, devoted to critically reflect on the adequacy (legality and validity) of legal norms.