Objectives and competences

The Shephard Broad College of Law at New Southeastern University (NSU) in Florida, USA, and the Faculty of Law of the University of Barcelona (UB) have organized a summer programme with the aim of offering an overview of the theory and practice of constitutional rights in both Europe and the USA. The course lasts three weeks and consists of four days of morning classes per week. Two outings are planned as part of the summer course, one to the Catalan Parliament and another cultural outing. It will offer a unique opportunity for NSU and UB students to exchange views and experiences.

Basic information

TypePostgraduate courses
CertificateAdvanced university course
Faculty or schoolFacultat de Dret
Branch of knowledge
  • Law and legal specializations
Mode of deliveryFace-to-face
Length of course1 academic year
Language(s) of instructionEnglish
Enrolment fee:First year: 325,00 €
An increase of 10% is applied to the price, up to a maximum of € 70, as administration fee
In-company placement(s):No
Classes begin:02/07/2024
Master's degree course homepage https://www.ub.edu/portal/web/dret/detall/-/detall/del-2-al-19-jul-de-10-00-a-13-00-programa-d-estiu-en-dret-nsu-ub-constitutional-rights-in-theory-and-practice-europe-and-usa-
ManagmentCalvet Martínez, Elisenda
Open pre-enrolmentNo
Lead to doctoral studiesNo
Admission for applicants not holding a degree qualification:Sí, amb crèdits pendents (10% o menys)

Objectives and competences


The course provides an overview of the theory and practice of constitutional rights in Europe and the US. Constitutional rights are conceptualized and guaranteed differently in these two diverse legal cultures, differing significantly in the depth of their political decentralization, the impact of federal regulations on various aspects of the law and their interaction with international law. The programme shows how constitutional challenges are related to the character of the civil or common law of each legal system, and how these challenges can best be resolved by understanding their historical and theoretical foundations.

Access and admission

Applicant profile and access requirements

Recommended applicant profile

- Students enrolled in any of the bachelor's degrees of the Faculty of Law of the UB.
- Law students (juris doctor) of the New Southeastern University.

Access requirements and conditions

The course is also open to students with no prior university education, who will acquire the same knowledge and skills and receive a specific qualification for their learner group. Information on the access requirements and other conditions can be obtained from the course directors.



07/05/2024 10/06/2024

Contact us

Faculty or school where the course is taught

Address:Facultat de Dret
Av. Diagonal, 684

08034 - Barcelona
Email address:vd.dret.recerca@ub.edu
Telephone:93 402 0879
Observations:10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday to Friday in the Font i Rius classroom (main building).

For further enquiries

Address:Elisenda Calvet Martínez
Av. Diagonal, 684

08034 - Barcelona
Email address:elisendacalvet@ub.edu
Telephone:93 402 08 79
Observations:Office hours: Tuesday and Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Office: Vice-Dean for International Relations and Research