Tuition fees have risen significantly over the past few years and are set to rise annually.

This would be a great opportunity to study 7th UNIVERSITY DIPLOMA COURSE ON SPANISH LAW TAUGHT IN ENGLISH: GLOBAL STUDY at UNIA at a much lower cost than in UK universities or other international Universities.

Students have an option to study this course in their own country (for example UK) via online. This is an online course which students can access anywhere in the world, and is only 4-5 hours a week.

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the program

30 credits ECTS
This Diploma course is available by distance
Registration fee: 944,50 €
Coordinating UniversityUniversidad Internacional de Andalucía / International University of Andalusia (Malaga Technological Campus) Málaga. Spain
Co-directorsJosé Manuel de Torres Perea / Ma. Ngina Teresa V. Chan-Gonzaga
Module CoordinatorsModule I: Jesús Martin Fuster
Module II: José Manuel Martin Fuster
Módule III: Jesús Martin Fuster
Academic ComissionMa. Ngina Teresa V. Chan-Gonzaga, José Manuel Martin Fuster, José Manuel de Torres Perea and Jesús Martin Fuster
Number of credits 30 Credits ECTS
Teaching MethodsOnline course
Taught Period CalendarFrom January to June 2021. Each Tuesdays and
Thursdays will be available a new recorded session.
Target PopulationLegal students, Lawyers, legal professionals, translators, interpreters

The Universidad Internacional de Andalucía, Spain (UNIA – Andalucian International University) has decided to offer an Expert University Course on Spanish Law taught in English. This course is available for face-to-face study or by distance learning. The scope of the course is to offer legal professionals a programme which will provide them with an accurate knowledge of the Spanish law as applied to institutions and regulations. The aim is to enable the candidates with the ability to offer their clients the broadest possible view and knowledge of Spanish Law (private and public law) this will provide the students with an overall better understanding and also the ability to make the best use of; Spanish, Latin-American and Philippine Laws (which are cognate Laws).

The programme will also assist professionals in carrying out their activities in foreign trade or dealing with multinational companies. The university is offering this course as a way of improving attorneys´ training as well as providing developing their practices in Spain and Latin-America.

This course is also suitable for Spanish speaking legal professionals that wish to improve their legal English level in an efficient, interactive and pleasant way. The need to train legal professionals to be proficient in English has increased because of the growing relevance that the English language is acquiring in different areas of legal practice, both at the level of international commerce, and because of the growth of foreign residents in Spain. In this context, English has become the new lingua franca. This means generally, but especially in certain tourist areas, that the professional who wants to be efficient and competitive must have a level of technical English (legal English) sufficient enough to enable them to interpret written documents and communicate with non-national clients at the same level as colleagues in other territories in the European Union.

The scope of this course is to provide legal professionals with a program which will provide them with an accurate knowledge of the English language as applied to our institutions and regulations. The aim is to enable them to offer their clients the highest possible level of linguistic skills, in addition to their professional qualifications, when assisting nationals and non-nationals whose rights are, or might be violated. The program will also assist professionals in carrying out their activities in foreign trade or dealing with multinational companies.

Therefore, throughout the course there will be a strong emphasis on the practical application of knowledge. In this context, the lessons will take a ‘case-study’ teaching approach following the case law method that is generally used in British and North American law studies

Legal English will be studied along with specific teaching on the different legal subjects considered. This will allow the participants the possibility of updating their knowledge on the applicable law and will offer them an insight into the current issues in their different fields of practice, especially in Private Law; both international and national. However, the program only considers some of the institutions and subjects within Spanish Law, some in more depth than others. The aim is to provide a general perspective, though the program offers a more detailed vision of those topics that have been considered to be of greater relevance. Clearly the program can not attempt to include all the fields of Spanish Law, but it will offer sufficient linguistic skills in the most important topics. We believe that these topics will contribute to the training of a lawyer who is used to dealing with English speaking clients.

This program has been prepared with both classroom sessions and on-line learning in mind. This means that each subject will make the most of the time available. However, special emphasis will be placed on those topics with greater relevance to participants, or greater legal controversy. In parallel, some topics may be the subject of more in-depth study using the UNIA Virtual Campus – this digital platform will play a crucial role during this course. 

Each week the students enrolled on the blended learning mode will carry out an on-line project identified by the teacher during the in-class session of that week. This project will have a practical dimension, and though it may also focus on specific case law, it may deal with those subjects that have been considered in the in-class session or in the materials that each teacher will provide through the UNIA Virtual Campus.

The students enrolled on the fully on-line mode will also have to do the same weekly assignments as the students on the blended course. These tasks will be successively uploaded in the windows corresponding to each weekly session and, unless stated otherwise in the instructions, instructions; these will always be mandatory. Alongside this, the students will have to follow the sessions that will be transmitted interactively, in order to allow them to take part in every section of the course. This Diploma Course is co-organized by the bar association of Lucena (Spain), and thanks to the sponsorship of the Colegio Notarial de Andalucía and the Spanish Genaral Council of the Judiciary (Consejo General del Poder Judicial).

General Competencies and specific objectives

This program aims to provide an insight into certain aspects of the Spanish legal system and also improve the proper use of legal English for professional

Methodology and learning strategies

The course can be taken on-line or by part-time attendance. The maximum number of students that can register each year is 20, and this figure includes

Useful advice. Quality criteria

Before attending the lectures of each module, the student is advised to have previously downloaded the session materials from the course available in the

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Schedule 2021

Module 1: Using Legal English and Public Law10María Luisa Gómez Jiménez1.A. Introduction to Legal English I
1.B. Introduction to Legal English II
*Lola Gamboa
*Lola Gamboa
2.A. Constitutional Law
2.B. Introduction to Legal English III
*Ángel Rodríguez-Vergara Díaz
*Chris Sykes
3.A Tax Law
3.B Introduction to Legal English IV
*Lorenzo Sánchez-Stewart

*Adela Martínez García
4.Administrative Law and Criminal Law*María Luisa Gómez Jiménez
*Ana María Prieto del Pino
*Ana María Prieto del Pino
Module 2: Private Law I10José Manuel de Torres Perea5.A. Introduction to Private Law.
5.B. Breach of contracts.
5.C. Contracts law overview
*José Manuel de Torres Perea
*Beatriz Gregoraci Fernández
*Ma. Ngina Teresa V. Chan-Gonzaga
6.A. Sale of Land, lease, Pledge
6.B. Contractual Obligations: European perspective, Common Law comparative and the application in Spanish law
*Yolanda Bergel Sainz-Baranda
*José María del Río Villo
7.A. Construction Law
7.B. Labour Law
*Rosa Milà Rafel
*Victor Anaya López
8.A. Introduction to in rem rights. (Real rights) I
8.B. Introduction to in rem rights. (Real rights) II
*Juan Pablo Murga Fernández
*Luis Muñoz de Dios Saez
Module 3: Private Law II10Yolanda de Lucchi López Tapia9.A. Deprivation, suspension and restriction of parental rights in criminal proceedings
9.B. Minors protection system
9.C. Family Law. A constitutional perspective, and Family Company agreements
*Carmen Fernández Díaz
*Julieta Moreno-Torres Sánchez
*Susana Sánchez Ferro y Federico Pérez-Padilla Diaz-Castanys
10.A. Commercial Law. International commerce and insolvencies
10.B. Commercial Law. Commercial sale and Companies
*Eugenio Olmedo Peralta

*Teresa Rodríguez de las Heras Ballell
11.A. Civil Procedural Law
11.B. A practical approach to Public International Law. Focus on ECHR and CJEU
*Yolanda de Lucchi López Tapia
*Maribel Torres Cazorla
12.A. Law of Succession. A comparative study between Spanish and Philippine Law.
EU Regulation of successions

12.B. International Private Law
*Rubén F. Balane
*Adolfo Martos Gross

*Isabel Pérez Blanco
*Roland Krause
Module 1 on-line examination
Module 2 on-line examination
Module 3 on-line examination