The University of Alicante graduates the last class of Law graduates who did not take the Master's in Law and Procurement
Alicante, 17th February 2012
The law has required Law graduates to take these Master's Programmes since November 2011 to join the Bar Association
A packed auditorium of students from the UA Faculty of Law, accompanied by their families, has been the scene of the Faculty's celebration ceremony, St. Raymond of Pennyafort. A total of 635 graduates who have completed their studies in the different degrees offered by the Faculty: Labor Relations (100), Work Sciences (52), Law-Business Management (40), Law (182) Public Administration and Management (59) , Criminology (134). The students in Criminology (1), Private Investigation (30) and Public Safety (39) have also collected their diplomas.
The students who have graduated today are the last class who can graduate without taking the Master's Programmes in Law or Procurement and join the Bar Association or the Legal Representatives Association, according to an enactment from 2006 law. This has been assured by Amparo Navarro, Dean of Law, who, in her speech addressed to students has said "you are the last entitled graduates who can join the bar and legal reprresentatives associations".
The Vice President for Institutional Relations, Aránzazu Calzada, who chaired the event, also wanted to highlight this aspect in her speech in which she stated that "from next year, the Master's Programmes in Law and Procurement should be taken, in accordance with the provisions of Law 34/2006, to have access for the professions of lawyer and legal representatives". Calzada has also wanted to thank the work, effort and collaboration of the Bar and Legal Representatives Associations, apert from the work carried out by the Dean Amparo Navarro and her team, for the implementation of these postgraduate training.
Indeed, in recognition of this effort and collaboration Law School has awarded her honors Mariano Caballero Caballero, former dean of the College of Lawyers of Alicante and Enrique de la Cruz Lledo, dean of the College of Procurators of Alicante.
Carlos Jimenez Piernas, Professor in International Law and International Relations at the University of Alcalá, gave the keynote speech “Estados débiles y Estados fracasados” (weak states and failed states) and has been presented by Professor in International Law and International Relations at the UA, Jaume Ferrer Lloret.
Finally, the Dean wanted to highlight "the implementation of the ARA GROUP, with classes in English for students in the first year of the degree in Law, "allowing us to not only train our students in an increasingly more international workplace, but welcome students and teachers from other foreign universities, with the enrichment contributed to our degrees".
The Vice President for Institutional Relations also referenced at the end of her speech the "bet from the University for research and in this sense, legal research should be recognized, promoted and and has stressed "the publication of the Statute of the University of Alicante on 3rd February".