Location
  • Spain
    • Barcelona
    • Madrid
    • Valencia
Term
J-Term, Maymester, Short Term, Summer, Winter
Subject Areas
Accounting American Studies Anthropology Asian American Studies Business Classical Studies Communications Conflict Studies Creative Writing Criminal Justice Economics English Environmental Studies European Studies Finance Gender Studies Geography Geology Graduate Studies Human Rights Humanities International Relations Law Liberal Arts Literature Middle Eastern Studies Peace Studies Philosophy Political Science Public Policy Russian and Eastern European Studies Social Sciences Sociology Theology Women's Studies +25

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Housing
Apartment

Pricing

Price Details
Program cost varies based on location and length of program. Check out the "Available Programs" page on our website for more information.
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Some Meals Travel Insurance Wifi
What's Not Included
Some Activities Airfare Airport Transfers Classes Some Meals Transportation Visa
Jul 26, 2023
Jan 18, 2024
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About Program

At Lex, pre-law students rotate to a new law firm each day, where they can expect to gain a deeper understanding of day-to-day life in the legal field. This is done by completing case studies and meeting with firms and attorneys throughout the host cities. In addition, they develop a deep appreciation for the rich cultures our site locations have to offer.

Here at Lex, we know that law school is a significant investment of time and financial resources. By attending a program with Lex, you can start to determine if law school is right for you. For seven years, we have been the best opportunity for real-world legal instruction to interested pre-law students. Our programs are designed for students that are ready to take their law school applications to the next level. What better way to gain hands-on experience with diverse cases, fields, and lawyers than in the fast-paced and beautiful cities of Madrid, Barcelona or Valencia!

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Program Highlights

  • Hear from attorneys of different fields, backgrounds, and levels of experience about their own expertise.
  • Acquire a strong sense of the life that you will lead as an attorney.
  • Meet and network with other high-quality future attorneys from the United States.
  • Embark on weekly excursions to experience Spanish culture, sights, and food.
  • You do not need to know Spanish to have an amazing and impactful experience!

Program Reviews

4.91 Rating
based on 11 reviews
  • 5 rating 90.91%
  • 4 rating 9.09%
  • 3 rating 0%
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  • Academics 4.65
  • Support 4.9
  • Fun 4.85
  • Housing 4.85
  • Safety 4.75
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Dulce
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Madrid, Spain 2 Week Winter Program

My takeaways are that it was very effective in confirming my interest in going to law school, it definitely gave me more confidence. In my opinion the goal of this program is not to only learn law but to be exposed to it and discover whether law is for you or not.

The legal training sessions we received exposed us to 1L material, admissions and LSAT preps. My advisor was extremely knowledgeable, helpful and relatable. Legal excursions consisted of visiting different law firms, in which you are given a case study of a case they handled or put together, and as a group or individually take a stab at it, which I thought was very helpful in pushing us to think beyond what we may already know. It pushed us outside the box.

The city manager Melisa was amazing, fun, caring and very knowledgeable. She made sure we always had everything we needed and looked out for us. She planned many cultural excursions and group lunches/dinners that were amazing.

Overall, I definitely felt like I got my moneys worth. Applying to law school is a long and stressful process, and many of us question ourselves or even give up along the way but by doing the 2 week program I left with the confidence to see it through, and gained many positive experiences as well as connections. 100% recommended to anyone looking to apply.

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
There were a lot of ham legs hanging on every street, it was honestly so cool and surprising to see.
Pros
  • Gain legal experience
  • Gain new connections
  • Gain inside knowledge about law school
Cons
  • Could be pricey
  • Language barrier
  • You might get homesick
8 people found this review helpful.
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Jessica
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Spain Lex Fellowship

It was a great experience to travel to a whole new country. Meet new people and their law. Also networking was a great way for me to have connections. I loved the food and the firm visits we had. Plus enjoying it with new people which we became friends in a small amount of time. I would recommend it to others and I would probably do the lex fellowship again. Spain was most of the beautiful countries I have visited so far. It helped build up my resume as well. And a good way for me to start applying for law school again.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
It was nerve racking to travel alone and live plus be with new people in a whole different country. But it was a great experience to learn something new at a new place.
Pros
  • Network with lawyers
  • Try new food
  • Meet a whole new place
Cons
  • Needed to do more firm visits
  • Mock trials
8 people found this review helpful.
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Tamar
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Madrid, Spain Summer 2023

I was deeply inspired to join the Lex Fellowship program because it presents a unique opportunity to bridge my academic background and interest in law with practical, real-world experiences in a new and immersive environment. I realized on this program that the true understanding of the law goes beyond textbooks and courtrooms; it involves actively engaging with legal issues and finding innovative solutions wether thats with peers, with the help of legal advisor, or colleagues. The Lex Fellowship's emphasis on experiential learning and exposure to various facets of the legal profession aligns perfectly with my vision for a career in law. On this program i was able immerse myself in the day-to-day realities of legal practice. Coming out of this fellowship i can now envision myself honing in on my skills, gaining a nuanced understanding of legal complexities, and learning how to navigate the challenges of the legal profession effectively. Not to mention the connections i made with not only the other fellows on this program but with attorneys who are in my field interest were so invaluable and still active to this day.

SN: It was my birthday one of the days of the program, the fellows, legal advisor, and city mangers sang happy birthday to me 3 times, iI never felt so special and loved. Im extremely grateful for the bonds that developed from this program and to be around such Like- minded, inspiring individuals. This was a definitely a experience that will NEVER be forgotten!

check out this tik tok video for more of my experience: https://www.tiktok.com/@tay.gabrielle/video/7279477525531643179

Pros
  • Amazing leaders and fellows
  • Traveling experience
  • Foundational knowledge of international law
Cons
  • Thick accents of lawyers
  • Relation to US law policies and legal system
  • No gurantee of future internships with firms
19 people found this review helpful.
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Kaitlyn
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Madrid Spain Lex Fellowship Experience

I loved this program! We learned everything we need to know for each part of our journey to becoming lawyers. We learned everything we need to know for applying to law school. We also learned tricks and tips for succeeding in law school and what law school will be like. Meeting with lawyers was so much fun. We got to experience what it would be like to be real lawyers. We learned how to solve cases. We did a lot of work but we still had a lot of time to create friendships and explore the city. We also had a counselor who was able to answer any questions or concerns that we have about law school. The housing was also very nice. It was updated and clean. I really had an amazing experience at the Lex Program In Madrid. I would definitely do it again if I could.

Pros
  • Prepares you for signing up for law school
  • Prepares you with information on how to do well in law school
  • Allows you to experience what It would be like to be a lawyer
Cons
  • I honestly do not have any cons I really had an amazing experience.
28 people found this review helpful.
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Jackson
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Lex Madrid

Absolutely invaluable educational experience from the legal advisor, wonderful Abroad experience, fun and supportive staff, only critique would’ve been one or two of the firms. I gained a lot of experience in the culture of Spain, and I will admit that the trip will be marginally less valuable to anybody disinterested in practicing abroad, but it will still be a great resume booster and fulfilling experience. The trip requires a lot of self management, which I believe further supplements the educational value of the trip.

Pros
  • Grad school advice
  • Resume booster
  • Fun and educational balance
Cons
  • Heavily socially oriented
  • Demands responsibility
  • Some lackluster law firm visits
30 people found this review helpful.
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Miranda
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Spain Fellowship

I can’t recommend this program enough, especially for pre-law students who want to better prepare for all things law school. The networking you are able to develop plus the advantage of having legal training lets you get familiar with a lot of L1 content. Visiting different firms allows you to learn about potential new types of law you might want to study. Personally, after this program, I have an interest in and love for International law something I would've not considered before. The friendships and memories I created are for a lifetime!

Pros
  • Friends
  • Adventure
  • Learning
31 people found this review helpful.
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Osayi
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Lex Fellowship Madrid Program

Both the trip advisors were the best, the housing was safe and secure, and I have learned invaluable information for my career all in one week. The courses comprised of amazing content, and the law firm visits were incredibly informative and insightful. The trip was planned to a T, making sure everyone was safe and comfortable with every activity. We also had time to both explore the city all while networking and learning of new kinds of law. Skills that I have developed to be able to network without any anxiety.

31 people found this review helpful.
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Citlaly
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing Program

I think that this is an amazing opportunity to have and definitely help with law school.
Legal training has me super psyched for L1 year of law school! I really enjoyed going to visit different law firms, and get exposed to different types of law that I wouldn’t normally be exposed to. Through this program, I was able to decide on what type of law I want to practice in after law school and even got some school recommendations that have great programs for maritime law!
Also, being able to see how religion is a huge part of their legal system in Spain was extremely interesting to experience!

Pros
  • Amazing sights
  • Great legal training
  • Best housing manager
Cons
  • Have to constantly be on the look out with your things
  • airport was a little confusing
32 people found this review helpful.

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