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ESADE (Escuela Superior de Adminstración y Dirección de Empresas)

Barcelona, Spain

Cornell Law School may send up to three Cornell law students to study at ESADE’s law school. Spring placements are available for 2Ls only.


English and Spanish. Spanish only during the Spring semester.


Established in Barcelona in 1958, ESADE has a reputation as one of the best business schools in Europe. Its law school has an international focus and emphasizes economics, business and technology.

Barcelona, one of Europe’s leading cities, is located between the mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, in Spain’s northeastern corner, near the French border. Boasting a host of cultural activities and architectural treasures, Barcelona is also one of the most dynamic cities in the world.

ESADE's campus, surrounded by parks and gardens, is situated in one of the most attractive residential areas of the city, beside one of the main university areas and within easy reach of the historic center of Barcelona.


Students may attend in either the Fall or Spring semesters.

Fall semester: Late-August to Late-January

Spring semester: Late-January to Early-June

Please note that special arrangements must be made in the Spring semester to complete course requirements in order to leave before the end of the semester.

ESADE also offers a free course for all Exchange Students who want to improve their Spanish.  It is conducted before the beginning of the Fall and Spring terms. 


Exchange students, including Cornell students, must take Introcuccion al Derecho Espanol in Spanish.  They also may sign up for most of the Spanish-language courses offered in the law degree.  Courses taught in English are generally popular among international students.  In the past, they have included: European Union Internal Market, Competition Law, Comparative Law, Information Technology Law, Private M&A Acquisitions and Joint Ventures.


ESADE's law school has an English-language website.

The English-language site for the main university can be found here.