The program will last from January to July 2018. During the teaching period students will learn about the different topics proposed which will be developed through teamwork exercises, practical exercises etc. This will be done with the support of all tutors who will teach dynamically, while helping with questions and assessing outcomes by the means of the virtual online platform, or assessment during the training sessions where appropriate.

The topics and materials in this first phase will be worth the equivalent of 25 ECTS 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).


Without neglecting the theory, the focus of this cause will be practical.

The first module is «Using Legal English and Public Law»

The second module is «Private Law I»

The third module is «Private Law II»

Each session has been structured as an independent subject so as not to overlap with others. This means that the session will begin with a classroom lesson to be held weekly for both blended students and online students. Before the class the teacher will have made the relevant material available on the Virtual Campus, and it will be the student’s responsibility to download and study the material. Specifically, the teacher will have uploaded the materials dealing with the controversial points to be studied. From each Tuesday or Thursday at 21:00, students will be able to access a 10-answer questionnaire, or complete an alternative assignment, to be answered in a maximum of 60 minutes. To be able to complete this subject he/she will have previously needed to read a case (usually based on a real judgment) as well as the material posted by the teacher on the internet. After reading the material (and where appropriate, taking into account the explanations given in the classroom session), the student will be able to open the questionnaire and complete the answers. The questionnaire will be evaluated on a 10-mark scale based on the number of correct answers. The questions will be of three possible categories: a) short answer (i.e. write the number of the civil code article required to solve the question posed), b) multiple choice question, in this case a total of four possible solutions will be presented from which only one will be correct, or c) the questions may require an explanation to be marked by the teacher.


Students will have a maximum of 7 days to complete the questionnaire, i.e. before the following Tuesday. During this time the student can open and complete the questionnaire at any time but will only be able to openit once. The only requirement is a computer connected to the Internet. Once the period has ended, the correct answers will be made visible so that students can self assess. Each week the correct number of marks achieved by each student will be uploaded into the Moodle platform on a cumulative basis. Since each questionnaire or alternative assignment can award a maximum of 10 points, and in each session there is one questionnaire, in the first module the student may achieve a total of 100 points, another 100 in the second, and another 100 in the third one. These marks will be taken into account along with the mark obtained in the personal examination to be held at the end of each module for the student’s final assessment.


Following each session the student will also need to complete the assignment required by the teacher. Individual forums will be opened for each session to enable questions to be raised that may be of general interest (note that anything posted on the forum will be received by all course students in their respective emails, therefore it is very important that any issues addressed to the teacher alone are remitted to him directly by an internal message).


Students will also be expected to participate in the virtual activities to be assigned by each teacher on a weekly basis (e.g. wiki development, glossaries etc). Failure to participate in the proper compulsory activities on a particular session will cause the student will get a “0” mark in that session and will therefore not be able to attend to the Module’s final personal exam – in order to pass the course, it is compulsory to complete the weekly assignment required by the teacher. It is intended that the assignment to be performed at home is not too onerous, so it can be completed over one afternoon. Failure to complete it will mean that it cannot be marked.

Module 1.- Using Legal English and Public Law. 9 credits ECTS.
Coordinator: María Luisa Gómez Jiménez

1.A. Introduction to Legal English I 1. ECTS. Lola Gamboa. LLM. Legal English Teacher
1.B. Introduction to Legal English II 1. ECTS. Lola Gamboa. LLM. Legal English Teacher

2.A Constitutional Law and Tax Law 1. ECTS. Ángel Rodriguez-Vergara Díaz, Constitutional Law Professor
2.B. Introduction to Legal English III. Lola Gamboa. LLM. Legal English Teacher. 1. ECTS.

3. A. Constitutional Law and Tax Law 1. ECTS. Tax Law, Lorenzo Sánchez-Stewart. Practising lawyer, Málaga, England and Wales; and Introduction to Legal English III. Chris Sykes. Lawyer. Teacher of legal English.
3. B. Introduction to Legal English III. Chris Sykes. Lawyer. Teacher of legal English. 1. ECTS.

4.A. Administrative Law and Criminal Law 1. ECTS. María Luisa Gómez Jiménez, Senior Lecturer on Administrative law, Malaga University.
4.B. Introduction to Legal English V, Adela Martinez García. Legal translation Professor Malaga University. 1. ECTS.
4.C. Ana María Prieto del Pino, Senior Lecturer in Criminal law. Malaga University. 1. ECTS.

Module 2.- Private Law I. 11 credits ECTS.
Coordinator: José Manuel de Torres Perea

5.A. Introduction to Private Law. An overview on Contracts. Breach of contracts 1.ECTS. José Manuel de Torres Perea. Associate Professor of Civil law, Malaga University,.
5.B. An overview on Contracts. Breach of contracts 1.ECTS. Luis Muñoz de Dios Saez, Notary in Madrid.
5.C. Breach of contracts, Beatriz Gregoraci Fernández, Civil Law Senior Lecturer. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid 1 ECTS

6.A. Sale of land, Lease and Deposit).1 ECTS. Yolanda Bergel Sainz-Baranda. Lecturer in Civil law. Carlos III University. 1 ECTS
6.B. Contracts and European Compartive Contracts Law. Yolanda Bergel Sainz-Baranda & José María del Río Villo, . 1 ECTS.
6.C. European Compartive Contracts Law, José María del Río Villo. Lawyer, Lecturer at Queen Mary University. 1 ECTS

7A. Construction Law. 1 ECTS. Rosa Milà Rafel, Civil Law Senior lecturer, Pompeu Fabra University. Barcelona.
7.B. Construction Law & Torts. Rosa Milà Rafel & Ana Romero Porro. 1 ECTS.
7.C. Tort Law. 1 ECTS. Ana Romero Porro. Practising lawyer in Malaga. 1 ECTS.

8.A. Introduction to in rem rights 1st (Real rights). 1 ECTS. Juan Pablo Murga Fernández, Civil Law Senior Lecturer at Universidad de Sevilla.
8.B. Introduction to in rem rights 2nd (Real rights). 1 ECTS. Juan Pablo Murga Fernández, Civil Law Senior Lecturer.

Module 3. Private law II. 10 credits ECTS.
Coordinator: Yolanda de Lucchi López Tapia

9A. Family Law. Deprivation, suspensión and restriction of parental rights in criminal proceedings. Civil Procedural Law. 1 ECTS, Carmen Rocío Fernández Díaz, Criminal Law Senior Lecturer at the UMA.
9B. Child protection system in Spain. Julieta Moreno-Torres Sánchez. Legal Assessor at Malaga Child Protection Children Service. Junta de Andalucía. 1 ECT
9C. Family Law. A constitutional perspective, and Family company agreements. Susana Sánchez Ferro and Federico Pérez-Padilla Díaz-Castanys 1 ECTS

10A. International commerce and insolvencies. Eugenio Olmedo Peralta. Senior Lecturer in Commercial law, Malaga University. 1 ECTS
10B. Commercial Law. Commercial sale and Companies, and International commerce and insolvencies1 ECTS. Teresa Rodríguez de las Heras Ballell. Associate Professor of Commercial law. Carlos III University. Madrid.

11A. Procedural Law. Yolanda de Lucchi López Tapia. Associate Professor of Procedural law, Malaga University.
11B. A practical approach to Public International Law. Focus on ECHR and CJEU. Maribel Torres Cazorla. Associate Professor of International Public Law, Malaga University

12A. Law of Succession. A Comparative Study Between Spanish and Philippine Law. 1’5 ECTS. Professor. Rubén F. Balane. Professor of Civil Law. . College of Law, University of the Philippines. School of Law, Ateneo de Manila University. EU SUCCESSION REGULATION. Adolfo Martos Gross, Lawyer
12B. International Private Law. 1 ECTS. Isabel Pérez Blanco. Practising lawyer in Malaga and Roland Krause, Senior Lecturer at the Freie Berlin University