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Preparation for professional practise

The university master in law is regulated in Act 34/2006, 30th October, and developed further by Royal Decree 775/2011, 3rd June. In congruence with that, the Faculty of Law of the University of La Laguna – working with the Santa Cruz de Tenerife Bar Association – rolled out a training programme in academic year 2014/15 to provide law graduates with the training necessary to practise law, once they have passed their national aptitude test. Hence, it covers society’s demand for providing qualified training to people who are going to be the basic partners in ensuring justice is done, with the quality of the service provided, which will translate directly into the legal guardianship that our Constitution guarantees for all citizens.

General information

  • Credits: 90 ECTS
  • Duration: 1.5 years
  • Methodology: Classroom-based
  • Type: Inter-departmental
  • Place:
    • School of Legal Practises of the Santa Cruz de Tenerife Bar Association
  • Academic direction:
  • Prepare students for their access exam to practise law
  • Information management skills to find and analyse information from different sources
  • Basic knowledge of the profession
  • Capacity of analysis and synthesis
  • Capacity to organise and plan
  • Oral and written communication in their own language
  • Problem-solving
  • Critical and self-critical capacity
  • Team work
  • Ethical commitment
  • Capacity to apply knowledge in practise
  • Investigation abilities
  • Capacity to adapt to new circumstances
  • Ability to work independently
  • Know and know how to identify the kind, value and effects of documents
  • Know how to write different writs to submit to different courts
  • This master will give students the ability to practise professional activities pursuant to Royal Decree 775/2011, 3rd June, enacting Regulations of Act 34/2006, 30th October, on access to the professions of lawyer and procurator at court
    Specific skills
    • Know the techniques aimed a discovering and establishing the facts in different procedures, and the techniques necessary for producing documents, cross-questioning and expert evidence
    • Have, understand and develop skills that allow legal professionals to apply the specialist academic knowledge acquired in the degree course in professional practise
    • Know and integrate the defence of the client’s rights in the framework of national and international legal guardianship systems
    • Know the technique of composition of interests and alternatives to the formal legal system
    • Know and apply the professional ethical rights and duties in relations with clients, parties, the court or public authority and among lawyers
    • Know and assess the different responsibilities linked to professional practise and their social responsibility
    • Establish the scope of professional secrecy and confidentiality and preserve independence of criteria
    • Know and know how to apply in practise the organisational, management and commercial environment of the legal profession, its associated legal, fiscal, employment and personal data protection framework
    • Develop skills and abilities for choosing the right strategy to defend clients’ rights
    • Improve working efficiency and reinforce the overall performance of the team or institution lawyers work in through access to sources of information, linguistic abilities, managing knowledge and handling applied techniques and tools
    • Know and know how to organise and plan the available individual and collective resources
    • Explain facts orally and in writing, and draw legal consequences through argument, based on the context and who they are for, in accordance with each procedural area
    • Carry out professional work in specific and inter-disciplinary teams
    • Develop inter-personal skills and abilities in relations with citizens, other professionals and institutions

Aimed at people wishing to gain access to the profession of lawyer at court. To such end, students must have a qualification in which they have obtained the following legal abilities:
  • Know and understand the elements, structure, resources, interpretation and application of the legal system and interpret the basic legal sources and concepts of each of the different jurisdictional orders
  • Know and understand the legal conflict resolution mechanisms and procedures, along with the legal position of people in their relations with the administration and, in general with the public powers
  • Know and know how to apply priority criteria to sources to determine the applicable rules in each case, and especially, conformity with constitutional rules, principles and values
  • Interpret legal texts from an inter-disciplinary standpoint, using legal principles and values and social and ethical principles as tools of analysis
  • Make a pronouncement on a theoretical issue concerning different legal matters with a convincing legal argument
  • Resolve practical cases in accordance with positive law in effect, which involves preparing material first, identifying the problematic issues, the selection and interpretation of the applicable point of positive law and a presentation of the argument
  • Handle legal language and the terminology of the different branches of law accurately and with skill: draft legal documents in an ordered and comprehensible manner. Communicate legal ideas, arguments and reasoning orally and in writing, using the right register for each context
  • Use information and communication technologies for searching and finding legal information (jurisprudence legislation data bases, bibliography, etc.) and working and communication tools

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