Uría Menéndez and IE Law School launch junior associate programme

Uría Menéndez and FT IE CLA – a joint venture between IE Law School and the Financial Times – have launched an “executive programme” for the firm’s first, second, and third year junior associates.


The programme, called the IE-UM Professional Development Program for Lawyers, which will be run in both English and Spanish.

The programme will run for three years, over the course of which participants will learn about “key areas of economy and business” from IE Business School professors, as well as being taught about elements of the law by Uría Menéndez lawyers.

“The sessions will be in face-to-face format and will start next month (March) at IE’s Madrid campus, running throughout March, June, September and November,” an Uría statement said.

Carlos de la Pedraja, vice dean and general director at IE Law School, said the programme would “combine management education with legal knowledge, both of which are vital in the legal sector”.

José Massaguer, partner at Uría Menéndez and head of the project, said it was important to offer “top quality continuous education at every stage of a lawyer’s career”. He added: “The only way to maintain our position at the forefront of excellent and innovative practices in the field of law is by providing the best education, not only in the field of law, but also in management.”

Ben Cook