International Honours Programme: Global Lawyer

Legal specialisation semester
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Shaping the Global Lawyer

Find out what our legal specialisation semester consists of.

Centro de Estudios Garrigues has developed an International Honours Programme in collaboration with Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico, one of the biggest and most prestigious universities in Latin America.

The main objective of the programme is to provide future law graduates from Latin America with practical legal training and to help them kick-start their careers in the business world.

What modules make up the programme?

Legal argumentation

This module has been designed with the goal of improving students' use of verbal and written language in court, on the basis that convincing communication does not come down to spontaneity, but it is actually the result of learning, acquiring habits and mastering specific techniques.

The aim is to provide students with knowledge and techniques to ensure correct oral and written expression, the latter based on the "Garrigues Style Book", a manual that provides the answers to the questions that most frequently arise when preparing legal reports – such as technical and grammatical aspects, extra-textual issues and the use of new technologies to help prepare them – all of which are of great interest and importance for any lawyer in their professional practice.

Meanwhile, the programme is design to allow students to put what they have learnt into practice and develop more argumentative or emotional discourse, selecting the most appropriate techniques to convince and persuade with the aim of being as effective as possible when speaking in court. Special attention is paid to breathing, relaxation, diction, articulation, rhythm, pauses and overcoming stage fright.

The methodology used in this module gives each student the opportunity to practice with our team of professors, all experts in the respective fields, and receive feedback on their performance during the sessions so that the learning process is personalised to each student’s characteristics.

Cross-cultural negotiation

This module will equip students with the necessary competences to work in a multicultural environment, an essential social skill that companies and law firms alike look for in their professionals.

Given the increasing globalisation of the profession, the skills acquired in this module are essential to guarantee a successful career, providing them with the ability to analyse strengths and weaknesses and the determining factors that affect law firms that are looking to globalise.

Finally, the module ends with a section on international arbitration, familiarising students with the most widely used international commercial dispute resolution system, a fundamental aspect since disputes in the complex world of cross-border business must be resolved as quickly as possible by professionals who are well versed in the area.

Emerging legal practices

The aim of this module is for students to be able to advise on, interpret and apply legal regulations in specialised areas of law.

In these practices, counsellors must provide multidisciplinary advice that combines administrative, commercial, employment, tax and intellectual property aspects.

The module ends by examining regulated sectors, which enable markets to function and maintain their competitiveness.

Knowledge of these disciplines provides students with highly specialised training, therefore opening the door for them to practice law in highly qualified areas of the profession.

Comparative public institutions and ethics in the legal profession

This module starts with an in-depth look at European Union law, supplying students with fundamental knowledge which they will then apply in the comparative law aspect, which aims to analyse the similarities and differences of the various legal systems in force in order to gain a deeper understanding of them and explain how they could be improved.

Within the module, special attention is devoted to competition law, in which students study antitrust rules which promote fair competition between companies. This law has had a major impact on business practices and industry restructuring in countries where it has been adopted. Based on free trade, it benefits consumers, businesses and the economy as a whole, as the law prohibits various types of trade restrictions and monopolisation.

The module comes to a close with content on legal ethics, a discipline that deals with the duties of professionals in the field. For lawyers, this implies a number of duties both to themselves and to society, the profession and their clients and colleagues. All of these are studied during the programme, providing students with a working knowledge of the concepts and the tools to act in accordance with the profession's ethical framework while practising law.

Digital law and technology

The objective of this module is to meet the growing demand for specialised profiles in new technologies law. Twenty-first-century lawyers must not only know the law inside out but they must also be capable of using technology in their everyday professional lives. In the future, legal departments are expected to automate about 50% of the work they do in their business transactions. Artificial Intelligence, cybersecurity and process and document automation will be key to the future of the legal field. Thanks to this module, students will gain comprehensive knowledge of the legaltech ecosystem.

International legal English and the Anglo-American Law Programme


  • Contracts
  • Negotiable instrument
  • Employment Law
  • Real Property Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Intelectual Property
  • Sale of Goods
  • Competition Law
  • Company Law
  • Secured Transactions
  • Debtor -Creditor


  • Introduction to Anglo American Law
  • Tort Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Legal communication and persuation


Download the programme syllabus and take an in-depth look at the contents of each module and their different specialisation subjects.

Additional information

As a student on the International Honours Programme: Global Lawyer course, you will have access to a direct bus service, called BusUP.

To use this shared and personalised bus transport service, all you have to do is register via this link . You can also check all BusUP fares and routes by logging in on the app, which has versions for both iOS (App Store) and Android (Google Play).

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Alumni of the 2023 International Honours Programme at Centro de Estudios Garrigues
The students performed their role play on international arbitration in the courtroom at Madrid's Court of Arbitration. After being assessed, they enjoyed a guided tour of Santoña Palace, the building where the court is located. During their stay, they also visited the Garrigues head office, the Attorney General's office and the Senate.
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