Real Madrid Graduate School Universidad Europea’s Master in Sports Law, LLM is aimed at law graduates from all around the world who want to develop their professional careers in the field of international sports law. The program offers students a solid knowledge of the organization of sports, their rules and regulations and their dispute resolution mechanisms.
Take advantage of the opportunity to study a distinct international programme that enables you to succeed as a sports lawyer in international federations, law firms, sports clubs, professional leagues, anti-doping organisations and sports representation agencies.
The academic study plan of this programme has been developed by a committee of expects, including leading professionals, Universidad Europea professors and Real Madrid F.C. professionals.
You'll have the chance to complete internships in the legal department at Real Madrid F.C. (the club offers a limited number of placements) or in international law firms, institutions and international federations. Among these are: Ruiz-Huerta & Crespo, Laffer, Sportia Law, and the International Triathlon Union.
All of our lecturers and professors are involved in international sports law activities, working for leading law firms in the sports and entertainment world or first tier sports entities such as Real Madrid F.C., FIFA, UEFA and more.
Enjoy exclusive experiences with Real Madrid F.C., including the White Week event, professional visits, live sporting events, networking events and a unique international trip to Switzerland where you will visit some of the most renowned sports organisations and meet their executives.
That results in a high level of employability, especially since you will share this experience with colleagues and professors from more than 50 nationalities.
The School’s academic quality is certified by its 14-year history and 11,000 graduates, most of whom are now successful international professionals in the sports industry.
Florentino Pérez, Real Madrid C.F. President
Enjoy a leading global programme where you will learn hand-in-hand with the top leading professionals in the sports law field.
A unique school with outstanding experiences and opportunities for your professional future.
Discover one of our masterclasses with Juan de Dios Crespo—founding partner at Ruiz-Huerta & Crespo Abogados—where he shares his experiences as an international sports lawyer.
LIVE THE REAL MADRID EXPERIENCE: professional visits, international trips, networking, live sporting events and much more.
ENJOY WHITE WEEK: an exclusive week of conferences with leading professionals and athletes in an unparalleled environment: the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.
Enjoy a unique trip to Switzerland where you'll visit international sports entities, such as FIFA and UEFA, and meet with their executives.
will experience moot court proceedings
who are involved in sports law projects or activities in their daily lives
One of most enriching experiences in my career as a lawyer since I went hand in hand with the top professionals. A remarkable quality of the program, besides its lecturers, are the internships.
Legal Advisor at Abogados Mercantiles
Student of the Master in Sport Law LLM, edition 2018-2019.
I was taught by world class professors, who provided me with the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills which prepared me for the moot courts and the internship.
Student of the Master in Sport Law LLM, edition 2018-2019.
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The International Master in Sports Law, LLM at Universidad Europea – Real Madrid Graduate School is aimed at students looking to boost their legal career in the sports sector.
Developed by a committee of experienced legal experts, the programme allows students to slowly immerse themselves in the sports world before moving towards a detailed study surrounding sports law.
All of our lecturers and professors are involved in international sports law activities, offering our students a true vision of professional practice as international lawyers, sport arbitrators, football club managers and leaders.
Students will have the opportunity to learn and practise first-hand how to carry out a procedure before FIFA’s Dispute Resolution Chamber and the subsequent appeal before the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Assisted and advised by international lawyers, they will experience such proceedings and have the chance to defend their cases before a panel composed by real arbitrators in a courtroom.
Our hands-on learning methodology allows students to learn in practise-based environment from day one. Candidates study leading cases on sports law, take part in moot courts, and get involved in forums and discussions with fellow students and professors, creating strong professional links along the way.
The programme also offers the chance to visit some of the world’s leading sports organisations and bodies, such as FIFA, UEFA and the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Students will have a chance to complete internships in the legal department at Real Madrid F.C.—the club offers a limited number of placements—or in international law firms, institutions and international federations. Among these are: Ruiz-Huerta & Crespo, Laffer, Sportia Law and the International Triathlon Union.
External internship regulations
Internships are a key component of your training. Acquiring experience after what you have learnt in your degree is the best way to enter the employment market. There are two types of internships: curricular—which are included in your study plan—and extracurricular—which you can do on a voluntary basis.
In order to complete curricular internships in companies, you will need to have 50% of the credits approved and to register the subject before starting your internship. These internships are monitored by the company and the internship coordinator, and interim and final reports are prepared for evaluation.
If you want to take your work experience to the next level before finishing your university education, you can pursue an extracurricular internship. You can do them in any academic year, but keep in mind that internships are a formative complement to your studies; therefore, the more knowledge you have acquired throughout your studies, the more you will benefit from the internship experience.
As a truly international program, students also have the opportunity to take place on additional activities such as trips to:
You may also have the chance to complete professional internship periods in first tier sports law porjects at sports entities such as:
Alberto Ruiz de Aguiar
Javier López Farré
Internships in companies are a key element in your education. Acquiring experience and putting into practice what you have learned on your degree is the best way to enter the labor market. There are two types of internship, curricular (which are included as part of your program) and extracurricular (which you can do on a voluntary basis).
The Master Degree in Sports Law offers you the chance to enjoy interships in some of the most renowned law firms in the world of Sports Law, such as: Sportia Law, Ruiz-Huerta & Crespo Abogados, Bicchara & Motta Advogados, Laffer... and also in several sports entities, amongst them Real Madrid C.F.
In order to carry out an internship in a company, you’ll need to have passed 50% of your credits and register before you start the internship. Both the company and a professor on your course will monitor your progress on the internship as well as providing an evaluation at the half way mark and upon completion.
If you want to gain extra work experience before finalizing your university studies, you are welcome to carry out extracurricular internships. You can carry them out in whichever year of your studies you choose but we remind you that internships are formative and should complement your studies. The more theoretical knowledge you have acquired throughout your degree, the more you will benefit from the internships.
This programme will offer you unique professionals opportunities, including an exclusive and international network thanks to the presence of more than 50 nationalities in the classroom. The interaction between professionals and students provides incredible professional opportunities.
Additionally, the programme offers students the possibility to complete professional internships in several of the most renowned law firms in the world of sports law. Some students are assigned to work in the legal department of Real Madrid F.C., and others will enjoy internships in other leading sports entities.
With comprehensive training, students will acquire the knowledge and tools necessary to work in international federations, law firms, sports clubs, professional leagues, anti-doping organisations and sports representation agencies, and will succeed in their international sports law careers.
Admission to the Universidad Europea – Real Madrid Graduate School is open all year round, although registration in any of its programmes is subject to the number of spaces available.
If you would like to receive personalised advice from the Admissions team, you can visit us at one of our two campuses( Alcobendas or Villaviciosa de Odón) or contact us by phone or email.
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The International Master in Sports Law, LLM, is an excellent opportunity for graduates with a background in law, seeking a solid specialization in a postgraduate degree with a high potential of employability, and for lawyers wishing to expand their professional horizons.
A good command of English and a degree in law are required. Candidates will have to pass an interview intended to assess their profile and acceptance in the program.
To begin your admission process, the first thing to do is book your appointment online or by calling +34 91 112 88 50.
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Along with the admissions letter, you will receive an envelope with information about official registration. It is recommended that in order to reserve your place, you should respond within 7 days of receiving the letter.
All students joining the Universidad Europea for the first time, wanting to study a degree, must open a file with the university, prior to registration. The Department of Admission for New Students will provide the candidate with all the documentation and forms to complete their registration.
You don’t have to carry on doing something you don’t want to. For this reason, we have designed a specific university transfer plan to avoid repeating selected modules. If you want to know your personalised plan, as quickly and easily as possible, send us an email to email@example.com along with the following documentation:
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For any questions, you can contact our advisors by calling +34 91 112 88 50.
Universidad Europea has received recognition from various bodies that supports its academic quality. In particular, it has received the following prestigious awards: the European 500+, the QualiCert and the Madrid Excelente Quality Assurance Seal.
In the international QS Stars accreditation rating, Universidad Europea has obtained a total of four out of five stars. This external accreditation system determines the level of excellence achieved by universities in several areas. Universidad Europea has achieved the highest score of five stars in employability, teaching, facilities and social responsibility.
* These awards have been awarded to the European University of Madrid.
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