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Pontificia Comillas University

The Comillas Pontificial University is a private Catholic university in Madrid, Spain, founded in 1890 in the small town of  Comillas before moving to Madrid in the 1960s. The University has about 8,000 students across both undergraduate and graduate programs, and boasts the honor of being the only university in Spain ranked in the top 100 in the world by the Times Higher Education 2013 ranking. The University has two campuses, Alberto Aguilera and Cantoblanco. The Faculty of Law is located on the Alberto Aguilera campus, which includes academic buildings, a sports gym, cafeterias, and library.

Comillas Faculty of Law offers a Master’s Degree in International and European Business Law. This program is offered entirely in English, and Iowa Law students may take courses during their semester abroad through this program. The program is designed not only for JD candidates at US law schools, but also for students from all over the world who have an undergraduate degree in law. Students in the program take courses that are based in the case method, encouraging students to come to class prepared and ready to engage with classmates and professors through active discussion and debate. These courses are complimented with practical seminars and lectures, visits to law firms and professional seminars, and networking opportunities with leading Spanish and European legal professionals. In addition to the Master’s Degree courses in English, students able to demonstrate fluency in Spanish, by passing a language test administered by Comillas, may also take classes taught in Spanish from the Faculty of Law’s regular course catalog.

Professor Stella Elias is the faculty advisor for this program.


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