In the Faculty of Law Corunna has been giving the degree of Law for thirty years years. This means that more than 4,500 students graduated.
The Degree in Law as an official title has been taught at the Faculty of Law for seven years, so that in the present 2016-2017 course will graduate the fifth promotion.
The Degree in Law is articulated in four courses - 2,40 ECTS credits - and, in turn, each course in subjects every four months. With an average of five subjects in each semester.
Why study the degree
In a Faculty of Law is where the Jurists (lawyers, judges, prosecutors, etc.). Its main task is to interpret and apply the Law, as well as represent and defend the citizens before the conflicts that arise to them.
If you rebel against injustice, if you dream of defending the most unprotected or applying justice as Judge or Prosecutor this may be your profession.
For this you will have to study the law degree.
What is learned
You learn to be a professional with an eminently legal profile, with a global knowledge of all areas related to the world of law and with the ability to lead project development and adapt efficiently to a rapidly evolving environment.
In terms of content, we acquire a theoretical and practical knowledge of our legal system, both nationally, autonomously and Europeanly.
Our students also learn to argue and handle the basic tools to act in the Courts, Law Offices, Public Administrations, etc.
Structure of the Study
Romanistic Foundations of Western Legal Culture
Spain in the Historical-Legal Configuration of Europe
Constitutional Law: Sources and Rights
Oral and written communication
Economic-Accounting Principles of the Company
Right of the Person
Principles of Economy and Public Finance
State Constitutional Organization
Criminal law. General part
State Ecclesiastical Law
Constitution and Judicial Power
Institutions and Legal-Administrative Order
Right of Obligations and Damages
Performance and Assets of Public Administrations
Fundamentals of Financial Law
Public International Law
Law of the European Union
Commercial Law: Company Law and Securities-Securities
Right of Recruitment
Criminal law. Special Part
Philosophy of Law
Criminal Procedural Law
Autonomous Public Law
Private international right
Law of succession
Commercial Law: Business Contracts. Bankruptcy Law and Maritime Law
Right of Alien Registration
Rights to social security
Law and Biomedicine
Theory and Practice of Legal Argumentation
Roman Jurisprudential Technique
Comparative Marriage Law
Cinematographic Approach to Law
Real Estate Property Law
International Law of Spaces
Professional and academic outputs
The title of Law graduate will ensure that the students who complete the studies have a theoretical and practical training in our legal system, both the national as the autonomous and the European.
Graduates will be able to understand the functioning of the legal system, will be able to argue in law and will know the basic tools to act in the Courts.
Professional environment in which it is located
From the point of view of job placement, our law graduates have high prospects of accessing a job, because the versatility of the studies, enables them to perform a legal activity both in the private and in the public domain.
But above all, the socioeconomic characteristics of both the city of A Coruña and its metropolitan area have an important development of the services and industry sectors that need legal professionals.
The city has its headquarters in the highest judicial body of the Autonomous Community, the High Court of Justice of Galicia, the Provincial Court and a large number of Courts.
Likewise, in the Herculane capital the Government Delegation is based in Galicia and a number of autonomous organizations, which determines a great demand of positions in the public administration.
With regard to private enterprise, companies in the world of banking and the textile sector are particularly significant, all of them with a clear need for legal cabinets or services.
Professional and academic outputs
The main professional exits are:
Attorney (free practice or State Attorney)
Judge / Judge
Prosecutor / Prosecutor of the Courts
Adviser / Tax Adviser
Real Estate Registrar / Registrar
Secretary of City Hall
Bodies of the Administration of the European Union and International Organizations, of the State, of the Autonomous Communities and of the Local Administrations.
Legal, tax and labor counseling of private companies
Regarding the admission profile, it is advisable for the student who starts the Law Degree to have reading skills, ease of expression and comprehension, basic humanistic knowledge and interest in conflict resolution and knowledge of the subject. Technical complexity of a specific area such as the legal one.
Common access requirements
In order to request a place, one of the following access requirements established in art. 2 of RD 1892/2008:
To be in possession of the title of Bachillerato, or equivalent, and to pass the Test of Access to the University (PAU)
Comply with the requirements for access to the university in the educational systems of member states of the European Union or other states with which Spain has signed international agreements in this area.
Have passed the University Access Test for over 25 years, or have it passed, in the University System of Galicia, according to previous regulations.
Have passed the university entrance test for those over 45 years.
Possess a title of superior technician of professional formation, teachings of plastic arts and design or superior technical technician, or equivalent titles.
Possess an official university degree, a degree from correspondents to the previous order of university education (graduate, graduate, engineer, etc.) or equivalent degrees.
To be able to access the university according to educational orders prior to that established by Royal Decree 1892/2008, of November 14, not contemplated in the previous sections.