NOTE: Courses at ESADE are taught in English in the Fall semester; Fall students will not need to prove Spanish language proficiency.
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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ESADE Law School
Barcelona is a cosmopolitan metropolis located on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. It is the second largest city in Spain with a population of just over 1.5 million in central Barcelona and 4 million in the greater Barcelona area. One of its greatest virtues as a city dating back to Roman times is its ability to mix the old with the new. It is also rich in architecture, with Modernist buildings such as the Sagrada Familia and Parc Güell designed by Antoni Gaudí, and many other architectural masterpieces. Barcelona is the capital of the Spanish region of Catalonia. This region is fiercely proud of its own heritage, character, and Catalan language (the co-official language of Spain).
ESADE (Escuela Superior de Administración y Dirección de Empresas) Law School, part of Ramon Llull University, was created in 1992 in order to train legal professionals capable of coping with the challenges posed by globalization. The law school is situated on the ESADE campus in Barcelona and has campuses in Madrid, Buenos Aires and Casablanca.
ACADEMIC PROGRAM University at Buffalo School of Law students coordinate course choices with their academic advisors. UB School of Law students will take classes taught in English in the fall semester. For more information, visit the ESADE Law School website. Some examples include:
Analysis of the Jurisprudence of the European Courts
Comparative Business Corporate Law
Comparative Constitutional Law
Diplomatic & Consular Law & Practice
Finance and Banking Law
Intellectual Property, Patents and Trademark
International Dispute Resolution
International Environmental Law
Private M&A: Acquisitions and Joint Ventures
ACCOMMODATION ESADE does not have housing facilities for students in Barcelona, but students are welcome to stay at the Residencia Sarria, which is a 15 minute walk down to the Pedralbes campus and about 25 minutes to the Sarrià FGC station. There is available housing in Barcelona, but it can be relatively expensive and takes time to find. Looking for an apartment on your own requires knowledge of the different areas (barrios) in Barcelona because prices can vary substantially from one area to another. It is highly recommended that you plan to arrive in Barcelona at least one week prior to the start of your program to locate accommodation. With this in mind you should book a room in a hotel, hostel or student residence for this initial period before arriving. The neighborhoods which are most popular with ESADE students are Gràcia, Sant Gervasi, Sarria and l’Eixample; Les Corts and Sants are also conveniently located.ESTIMATED COSTS Estimated costs for this program can be found at the top of this page next to Budget Sheets by clicking on the term.
UB students are encouraged to apply for study abroad scholarships. To learn more about the scholarships available to UB students, please visit our scholarships page.PROGRAM DATES Fall Semester: Late August-Mid December (Courses taught in English)ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Open to UB School of Law students who will have completed two years of law school prior to their semester abroad. Students must be pre-approved by the UB School of Law to be considered.FOR MORE INFORMATION Visit the ESADE Law School website.