Barcelona is Spain's most modern, outward-looking, and cosmopolitan city offering culture, unique architecture, history, and business. It is a major Mediterranean port and a prosperous capital of Catalonia, one of Europe's most dynamic regions.
Institutional Overview - University of Barcelona
University of Barcelona Faculty of Law (UB), founded in 1450, is part of the oldest and largest university in Barcelona. It consistently appears in several rankings of the top universities in the world.
With the advent of this unique program, a select number of students are afforded the opportunity to study the common law system of the United States, as well as the civil law system of Spain. As lawyers, dual-degree graduates will have an opportunity to practice transactional law in the European Union, and to practice law in the United States and Spain.
NSU Law students attend classes in Spanish at the UB for one semester during their second year to study civil law. Following graduation from NSU Law, students return to Spain for a full year of study in Spanish in Barcelona. Students that successfully complete all phases of the program will obtain both the Juris Doctor (JD) degree in the United States and the Grado en Derecho and Masters en Derecho law degrees in Spain.
Courses completed at either university count toward their home school degree. Spanish fluency is required.
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Nova Southeastern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the Juris Doctor Degree. The University of Barcelona is not accredited by SACS Commission on Colleges and the accreditation of Nova Southeastern University does not extend to or include University of Barcelona or its students. Further, although Nova Southeastern University agrees to accept certain course work from the University of Barcelona to be applied toward an award from Nova Southeastern University, that course work may not be accepted by other colleges or universities in transfer, even if it appears on a transcript from Nova Southeastern University. The decision to accept course work in transfer from any institution is made by the institution considering the acceptance of credits or course work.