Master's Degree in Legal Practice - Labor & Employment Law Specialty

Master's Degree for Access to the Legal Profession - Labor and Employment Law

The Master’s Degree for Access to the Legal Profession at Centro de Estudios Garrigues ranked best master’s for access to the legal profession 2019/2020 by the prestigious Top 250 Masters ranking compiled by El Mundo and Expansión.

The Labor and Employment Law specialty of the Master’s Degree in Legal Practice is aimed at law graduates wishing to acquire the necessary technical knowledge and skills to practice as labor lawyers at law firms and corporate legal departments, both in terms of the substantive and procedural aspects that affect employers, and in relation to the human resources area.


Aimed at

Graduates in Law or equivalent, pursuant to Royal Decree 775/2011.


To offer comprehensive training to students looking to practice as lawyers, through the acquisition of knowledge and the development of the necessary skills for the exercise of this specialist profession.


On successful completion of the master’s degree, students will be awarded a “Master’s Degree in Legal Practice” postgraduate qualification from Universidad Antonio de Nebrija and a Master’s Degree in the student’s chosen specialty from Centro de Estudios Garrigues.

  • Duration:
    • October Call (October 2020 to June 2021)
    • February Call (February 2021 to December 2021)
  • Start of selection process: From October 2020
  • Timetable: From 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m, some activities may be scheduled in the afternoon
  • Course type: In Person
  • Dedication: Full time
  • Tuition fees: €28,000 (2019-2020 fees)
  • Total credits: 90 ECTS. 12 ECTS per registration and teaching period
  • Number of places offered: 360

Student Profile


Academic information



The content of each specialty is designed with practicing professionals in mind and with a view to supplementing the training of recent law graduates in order to tailor their skills to the profile sought by national and international companies, law firms and financial institutions.

Practical Application

The different programs are designed to strike the right balance between theory and practice. In other words, they combine a solid, well-structured theoretical base with its indispensable practical application in the business world.

An all-embracing approach

We offer an all-embracing approach to the materials studied, using case studies based on real national and international business scenarios and combining a range of disciplines. This allows students to gain an overall perspective of problems and encourages them to be creative in their search for innovative solutions.

New Technologies

All programs promote the learning and use of new technologies. In addition to offering IT seminars, we have a WiFi network that facilitates internet access and access to specialist databases. Furthermore, our Intranet enables students to communicate among themselves and with Center staff, as well as access a range of information sources: grades, academic calendars, alumni lists, library catalog, invitations and calls to various events, job advertisements, online courses, and so on.


In order to facilitate student participation in the sound running of each program, a student committee is set up for each master’s degree course to ensure a permanent communication channel with Center Management.

Skills and Attitudes

In addition to the acquisition of knowledge, the Center seeks to encourage the full development of professional skills and attitudes, such as a sense of responsibility, the ability to communicate, negotiation skills, and a willingness to cooperate and work in a team.


All specialties of the Master’s Degree in Legal Practice include an internship assigned a total of 30 ECTS credits, completed after the end of the teaching period.

Internships are completed at law firms and companies with which Centro de Estudios Garrigues has agreements.

acuerdos-empresas.pdf Consult the companies we have an agreement with

Final Professional Competence Exam

The Law on Access to the Legal Profession (Law 34/2006, of October 30, 2006) establishes that in order to gain the professional qualification of lawyer, candidates must pass a final professional competence exam.

The exam is set at least once a year, with all candidates sitting the same exam throughout Spain.

Centro de Estudios Garrigues offers exam preparation resources to all students of the Master’s Degree in Legal Practice.

The written exam consists of two sections, sat on the same day:

  • A multiple choice test. The grade from this test will be added to that obtained in the training course, with a 20% weighting. Failure to pass the first section of the test will halt the marking of the second section. In other words, it is eliminatory.
  • A case study chosen by the student from among various options.

The final grade will be fit to practice or unfit to practice

The law expressly stipulates that the Ministry of Justice will provide an up-to-date practical guide on the examination process, as well as its content, on its website.

US Business Law

Fordham University School of Law

A two-week stay at Fordham University forms part of the International Business Law specialty.

This two-week program for select students from the Master in Práctica Jurídica with a specialization in Derecho Internacional de los Negocios is a collaborative project between the Centro de Estudios Garrigues in Madrid and Fordham Law School in New York City.

The program seeks to advance the specific knowledge of participants by offering lectures on various matters relating to U.S. business law, coupled with complementary visits to law firms, companies, courts, and other legal institutions in New York City. In this way, participants will develop a sophisticated appreciation for the law and how it is practiced in the business capital of the United States.

Fordham Law School, located across the street from Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and only blocks from Central Park and the heart of midtown Manhattan, has provided its students with a complete legal education for more than 100 years. The Law School offers the juris doctor, master of laws, and doctor of juridical science degrees. Our students benefit from a curriculum and faculty that has earned a reputation for excellence. In recent years, the Law School has developed its international programs, which now include an LL.M. program with well over 100 students from around the world, an International Judicial Research and Training Program, the Summer Institute in New York City, and a program for Visiting Scholars and Research Fellows. The Law School is delighted to collaborate with the Centro de Estudios Garrigues for this newest international initiative.


Rules and continuance

Students will forfeit their student status at Universidad Antonio de Nebrija and will be removed from the roll in the following circumstances:

a) Students who, without just cause, fail to pass at least 20% of the ECTS credits for which they are enrolled in the corresponding academic year, naturally excluding any credits recognized or transferred.

b) Students who have exceeded the maximum number of examination attempts in any subject.

c) Students who, following their initial enrollment, have taken twice the envisaged time for the course, on a full-time basis, and have failed to pass the course, unless they provide valid justification, understood to be any grounds accepted by the University, such as, without limitation, compatibility of studies with professional activity or employment.

Recognition and transfer of credits

For the purposes provided in the applicable legislation in force, in order to ensure student mobility, recognition means the acceptance by Universidad Antonio de Nebrija of credits which, having been obtained on officially recognized courses, at this or any other university, are taken into account on other courses for the purpose of obtaining an officially recognized qualification. The following credits obtained by students will be recognized in new courses:

  • a) Credits corresponding to core subjects of qualifications belonging to the same branch of knowledge.
  • b) Credits corresponding to core subjects on the intended degree that come from qualifications in other branches of knowledge.
  • c) Other credits may be recognized by the University by taking into account skills and knowledge associated with the subjects studied by the student and those provided in the syllabus, or multidisciplinary skills and knowledge.

Credit transfer involves the inclusion in the official academic transcript of the courses taken by each student of credits obtained in previous officially recognized courses, at this or any other university, that did not lead to the obtainment of an official qualification.

Credit recognition and/or transfer must be requested by the student on enrollment. Exceptionally, a different time period may be established with express authorization. Students must also pay the fees stipulated for such purpose.

Students must present the following documentation to the Course Secretary’s Office:

  • Academic transcript (original or officially certified photocopy) indicating the name of the subjects, type, number of ECTS credits and the grade obtained by the student.
  • In the case of credits referred to under letters b) and c) above, a detailed syllabus must be submitted (stamped original or officially certified photocopy).

The University may also request any additional documentation it sees fit. The Course Secretary’s Office will send the submitted documentation to the Academic Committee of each department, which will decide whether to accept or reject the credit recognition and/or transfer request.

All credits obtained by the student on officially recognized courses studied at any university, any transferred, recognized and passed for the obtainment of the relevant qualification will be included in their academic transcript and reflected in the Diploma Supplement, if so requested.

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