Universitat Pompeu Fabra Law School

Barcelona, Spain

Are classes taught in English?

UPF offers about ten law classes in English per academic year. Subjects include Public International Law, Labor Law, and Family Law. While most classes are offered in Spanish or Catalan, students are free to write final examinations in English. Students are eligible to enroll in faculty of law courses in the fields of Law, Labour Relations, and Criminology and Public Prevention Policies. For more details regarding the course offerings available to incoming exchange students, please click here.

What are the major strengths of the program?

The advanced curriculum features courses in International Labor and Human Rights Law. Previous UCLA Law students who studied abroad at UPF pursued coursework in fields relating to International Business Law and Criminal Law. Labor/Employment Law is an additional area of emphasis at UPF.

How many U.S. exchange students are there?

While the precise number of U.S. exchange students varies, over 700 students from around the world come to Universitat Pompeu Fabra each year. UPF will accept two students per semester from UCLA Law, or up to four students per academic year.

What is the term schedule?

Universitat Pompeu Fabra structures the academic year around three terms. The first trimester runs from September to December. The second trimester runs from January to March. The third trimester runs from April to June. To view the current academic calendar, click here.

Where can I get housing?

A variety of student residences near campus are available with a reservation. Students are encouraged to look for accommodation well before arriving in Barcelona. Click here for more information about accommodations, or here for more details regarding a private housing company recommended by UPF. UPF estimates that accommodations in Barcelona may cost approximately €400 per month and that exchange students should budget to spend at least €840 per month based on the cost of living.

Whom should I contact for more information?

UCLA Law Contacts:

Tiffany Parnell, Graduate Studies Coordinator (parnell@law.ucla.edu)

Professor Katherine Stone, Faculty FLSEP Coordinator (stone@law.ucla.edu)

* Prospective exchange students seeking more information about UPF are advised to first contact the designated UCLA coordinator and/or faculty contact with any initial questions. Only after submitting an application and receiving an official UCLA Law nomination should students then contact the UPF coordinators directly.

Universitat Pompeu Fabra Contacts:

Mr. Josep Capdeferro, Law Exchange Coordinator (intercanvis.dret@upf.edu)

Prof. Esther Farnós, Incoming Law Coordinator Academic Advisor (esther.farnos@upf.edu)

Mobility and Welcome Offices (oma@upf.edu)