MJA Master in Legal Practice for Lawyers


Program Description

A master's degree designed for legal professionals who want to be the best lawyers. Not only knowledge in laws is enough.

The Master in Legal Practice for Lawyers (MJA) prepares and trains to become a professional expert in the legal profession. With the help of professional experts and through the methodology of the case, the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for the practice of the legal profession are acquired.

The master's degree is made up of professors who have extensive experience in the practice of the profession and are part of the best firms and law firms.

The training is especially aimed at new members or those who will be collegiate in a while. In addition, knowledge and techniques for the practice of the profession, allows to develop necessary professional skills and highly demanded by large firms in the legal area.

During the master's degree, the student will have the opportunity to practice in professional offices with which Fundesem has collaboration agreements. Most of the students end up being hired in the same offices where they do the internships.

The MJA includes a pre and post masters training period. Within the same program and finalizing the master's degree, graduates who wish to do so have the possibility of expanding their legal knowledge with a general company training provided by Fundesem.

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The teaching methodology of the Law School responds to the need to provide practical training and applied to students seeking a master's degree in rigorous law, demanding and adapted to the reality of the company or the Court.

For this reason, Fundesem Business School applies the methodology, called the Case Method, through which the students must prepare and propose solutions to the practical cases that arise during the classes. The Law School programs have practical assumptions such as the simulation of judgments, inspired by real cases. Likewise, the Fundesem Business School methodology favors integration and teamwork to solve real cases. From the School we firmly believe that collaborative work favors the exchange of points of view, opinions and experiences that enrich the student's education.

Structure of the program

The Law School programs have three phases.


The Pre-Master period begins a few weeks before the start of the Law School master's degree. In this period of voluntary assistance, students receive classes in legal fundamentals and use of Office tools and other subjects that can help in the realization of the program.

The Master Period is divided into the following parts or phases:

Areas of knowledge: It is the period of the master's degree where the subjects applied to each of the master's courses are taken. The subjects have been adapted in the announcement of October 2018 with a new agenda that includes topics of Digital Transformation, such as Internet Recruitment, Data Protection or the Tax Aspects of Online Commerce.

Specialization: In the MDE there is a specialization in Digital Law and International Trade.

Master's thesis: Preparation of a TFM in which to apply what has been learned with the support and individualized monitoring of a tutor.

Personal career plan: Accompaniment for planning the student's Strategic Career Development Plan. Employability is one of the most important characteristics of the Law School.

When students graduate, they can go to a Post-Master period. In this period the student receives training in three areas:

  1. Strategic keys to promote a professional office. The Program allows to know some of the key strategic keys for the management, development and competitiveness of a professional firm, providing references and essential elements for effective, efficient and innovative management, both in the short and long term.
  2. Digital Business The main objective of the program is for participants to master the keys and obtain a comprehensive vision of the digital ecosystem and its implications for the competitiveness of the company, addressing both business management processes and business opportunities that arise in the new digital environment.
  3. Improvement of English language. Aware of the importance of English for professional development, Fundesem provides students who wish to improve the language during a semester, in the following academic year to the completion of the master.


The Law School of Fundesem has among its objectives not only the acquisition of knowledge and decision tools, but also the development of personal skills or soft skills.

Operative school. In public speaking school students will learn techniques to present, argue and defend; very important tools for any professional, but even more so when it comes to practicing law or advising.

Outdoor training. For a couple of days, cases and notes are exchanged for other dynamics in a totally different learning environment than usual, which emphasizes the importance of leadership and teamwork and helps to strengthen their own strengths, as well as discover points for improvement.

Virtual civil and administrative litigation. Attendance at real trials. Virtual trials in the Master of Business Law prepare our students to safely and professionally assume legal defense before Courts and Tribunals. Simulations on the most recent cases are carried out by experts from the legal profession and the judiciary. Visits to the Courts and the Provincial Court will be organized to attend real court hearings.

Conferences to enhance professional skills. Fundesem organizes different conferences and events focused on promoting professional development, helping the student in aspects such as knowing the latest job search trends in the legal area, how to have a more valued and sought-after profile or how to highlight the most demanded personal skills and aptitudes in the selection processes.

Complementary workshops

The teaching methodology used in Fundesem helps in skills such as communication, teamwork, conflict resolution, or decision making. Studying MDE or MAFE in our school is a significant channel to make visible the professionalism and talent of our students.

Networking. Relationships with teachers and peers are essential to start developing a career within any sector. At Fundesem we consider it to be one of the most important and enriching experiences for students. These professional relationships allow us to weave a network of quality contacts related to the business world.

Management talent development. The debate developed during the sessions allows the student to advance in the decision-making process, exposing the faculty to the faculty. The development of these skills helps to better prepare the student for the job and their professional environment.

Organized visit to law firms. Each academic year Fundesem organizes a trip outside Alicante to such prominent national or international offices as Uría & Menéndez, Grant Thornton or Gómez Acebo. In these sessions, the know-how of the selection processes is explained to the students and they have the opportunity to be integrated into these processes.

Recognition of the best Master's thesis. The Master's Final Works presented by Law School students are also valued by different professional firms and may have special recognition from the main legal firms, which is additional help to enhance the curriculum itself.


The faculty of the Law School consists of professionals from the business world (lawyers, economists, advisers, judges, judges) in practice, who have extensive professional experience in their areas of teaching.

The professors of the Law School have training and pedagogical vocation, as well as extensive knowledge of the subjects they teach, and professional practice means that teachers can provide a global vision of the legal world, as well as advice and consultancy. The students of the Master in Legal Practice for Young Lawyers (MJA), Master in Business Law (MDE), the Master in Business Tax Consulting (MAFE), the Higher Course in Business Tax Consulting (ASLE), as well as similar training At the end of the course, they will have a complete vision based on the reality of the company.

Career development

At FBS we help the student so that he can plan his professional career taking the most appropriate decisions, as well as so that he can design and carry out his main objectives.

Through various services (Career Advisor, Coaching & Mentoring, Seminars and Workshops and Labor Orientation) the student is accompanied to design and execute a Strategic Plan for Career Development. Similarly, there is access to an employment exchange that puts Contact students in the process of seeking employment or who want to improve their current work, with recruiters, talent scouts or the right companies

Some Career Development data are the following:

  • 4 of 5 students who do internships with finally hired by the same companies
  • 95% of FUNDESEM students improve or change their jobs within two years after the completion of the master
  • More than 600 companies have applied for positions to Fundesem students
  • 130 students were hired by companies in the last academic year 2017/18


FBS is a non-profit foundation whose objective is the development of professionals and companies. For this reason, the foundation makes available to the LAW SCHOOL programs a series of scholarships, so that any student truly committed to their training can complete the LAW SCHOOL masters without economic problems. In addition, FBS has very advantageous financing with several financial entities.

What the students say

“I decided to study at FBS mainly to apply the knowledge acquired in the university to the reality of the practice of law. In addition, he had very good references from students from other years who came out very happy. The experience in the classroom is very good, without a doubt the fact of being a small group of students helps to create a climate of trust, in which teachers have great freedom to explain the practical cases and influence the aspects they consider most relevant. .

My personal assessment of my time at FBS is very positive, I have learned to be meticulous, but at the same time fast at work. There are a lot of case studies, but the topics covered are very interesting and that helps you to always be connected. In FBS Careers, they are at your disposal at all times, not only to get you job interviews , but also to advise you with your resume and give you tips to improve your visibility on social networks such as LinkedIn or Infojobs ”

Miguel Ángel Cantos Beltrán

Last updated Mar 2020

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The origins of Fundesem go back to 1965, when the School was created to meet the demand for a new generation of professionals. Since then and until now, we have defended the value of effort and the demand for excellence as key points to the achievement of tangible results. Read less