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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Exchange Academic Level: Graduate
Program Description:


DePaul University College of Law and Universidad Pontificia Comillas offer an academic year program for JD candidates to receive a dual Master's Degree in International and European Business Law as a compliment to their law degree.

This program offers participants:
  • Opportunities to undertake internships in prestigious Spanish, U.K. and U.S. law firms in Madrid.
  • Trip to Brussels and Luxembourg to meet with European Union policy makers and attend a European Court of Justice hearing.
  • Spanish classes at Universidad Pontificia Comillas' Language Institute.
  • Seminars, mentoring and networking opportunities with leading Spanish and European legal professionals.
  • Visits to law firms and important Spanish and European legal institutions.
  • A truly global and practical approach, since its curriculum is fully designed on the basis of international and EU law and specifically tailored to the needs of international business and transactions.
  • A faculty composed of top professors and practicing lawyers from different countries throughout the European Union.

Students will enroll in English-language courses offered in Universidad Pontificia Comillas Master in International and European Business Law program.

Subjects generally include:
  • Institutional Framework for EU Business Affairs
  • International & EU Business Regulation
  • EU Market Regulation
  • International & EU Legal Practice and Enforcement
  • Legal Clinics
Additionally, To help incoming students improve their knowledge of the Spanish language, during the semester, the Modern Languages Institute at Universidad Pontificia Comillas offers the course "Spanish for exchange students."

Only 28 credits from Madrid will count toward your JD, so you should plan to take an additional 2 credits in another term, preferably in the summer. You will also be expected to complete any requisite courses for the JD that you missed while in Madrid during your third year.


Universidad Pontificia Comillas does not offer its own accommodations for students, but provides many resources on different housing options in Madrid. Please visit the Information and Student Reception Office website for more information.


All students participating in study abroad will be charged both tuition and a program fee. Tuition is billed at the student's regular DePaul tuition rate based on the number of credits enrolled. Click for the program fee for your program. Read the details carefully to understand exactly what is included. Please also note the withdrawal policy.

DePaul offers several types of scholarships for students studying abroad, and students should visit the scholarship page early in the application process for information on eligibility and deadlines. Students are also encouraged to speak with the DePaul financial aid office for more information about financing their study abroad experience.


If you are planning to study abroad and do not have a passport, apply for one immediately. Some programs require travelers to obtain visas. In that case, contact the local consulates or embassies of the countries you will be visiting for up-to-date instructions on how to apply for them. To find out more information about the visa process for your select country(ies), visit our Visa Information Page. Study Abroad will update this page to reflect changes as they become available.


Questions about this program? Contact Katie Saur at ksaur@depaul.edu or visit during open advising hours.


Contact program alumni to learn about the student experience:

Name Email Term Attended
Kaitlyn Bryniarski-Little kaitbryniarski@gmail.com AY 2016-2017
Livia Grogan lgrogan@uwalumni.com AY 2016-2017
Othon Nunez-Montelongo othonnunez@gmail.com AY 2016-2017


DePaul University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, or handicap in admissions, employment, or the provision of services. Inquiries regarding this policy should be addressed to the Director of Human Resources, 1 East Jackson Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60604.

Circumstances, such as an unexpected event abroad or a curriculum change, may require DePaul University to make changes to the program. DePaul University reserves the right to cancel or alter programs and courses without notice.


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Admissions Notification Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2020-2021 02/01/2020 03/01/2020 TBA TBA