Study Abroad

Spain: Escola Superior d'Administració i Direcció d'Empreses (ESADE)

This semester-long study abroad program not only exposes UB Law students to ESADE’s high-caliber legal curriculum and faculty, but also gives students an opportunity to live in one of the most vibrant cities in Europe.

The Escola Superior d'Administració i Direcció d'Empreses is part of Ramon Llull University located in Barcelona, Spain. Created in 1992, ESADE Law School provides an extensive international and comparative law curriculum that meets the growing demand for globalization in education.

Contact Us

If you are interested in our Study Abroad program, please contact:

  • Johanna Oreskovic. Asst. Dean for International & Graduate Student Support or 716-645-2474

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2016-17 Fact Sheet (PDF)

This document contains everything you will need to know about participating in ESADE's program, such as the application process, deadlines, academic calendar, language requirements, living expenses, housing options, Visa requirements, and more.

Eligibility & Application

This program is open to UB Law students in their second or third year of study who are in good standing (not on academic supervision). Students considering this program need to be nominated by the UB Law and should be aware of the following:

  1. UB Law’s Registrar must confirm that courses taken at ESADE will meet UB Law graduation requirements if required (i.e. if you visit in your 3rd year and need a seminar we must approve the content of this seminar).
  2. Participants in this program are required to have a high level of Spanish proficiency. Students may be asked to submit to language testing before issuing final approval for their participation.
  3. The maximum credits taken cannot exceed 30.

Students interested in this program should contact Vice Dean for International and Graduate Programs, Professor Meredith Kolsky Lewis.  

Number of UB Law students attending the Bilateral Exchange Program with ESADE for 2015-2016: 0.


ESADE is located in a residential neighborhood called Pedralbes in the upper part of Barcelona. The main building is located at the top of Avinguda Pedralbes.


Courses taken at ESADE will be chosen in consultation with the Vice Dean for International and Graduate Programs and the current course offerings at ESADE. It may be determined that some will count toward UB Law’s concentrations or program requirements, which will be determined by the Director of that Concentration or Program.

Student Performance & Grading

Grades earned during a student’s time abroad are accepted at University at Buffalo School of Law.  

UB Law students finish their studies a transcript is sent from ESADE School of Law, which is then translated by the UB Study Abroad Office and transferred to the University at Buffalo School of Law transcript. Course titles, credits and grades will transfer, up to 30 credits maximum. A grading scale can be provided upon request by UB’s Office of Records, Registration, & Financial Aid.

Fees and Cancellation

Students continue to pay UB Law tuition, health insurance, and health service fees and will be billed through the usual UB process. ESADE may charge additional non-academic and housing fees. No tuition fees will be generated and you will be billed by the University at Buffalo for tuition, health services and health insurance fees. You will be responsible for accommodation fees.

ESADE reserves the right to cancel any course for reasons of insufficient student registration. Students will receive due notice to that effect. If changes are announced prior to a student's departure and the student is unable to identify satisfactory substitute courses, the student may choose to withdraw from the program. If cancellation occurs after a student has arrived in ESADE, substitute courses must be selected and submitted for approval to the Office of Records, Registration, & Financial Aid.

Library and Research Services

The ESADE Library provides teaching, research and training services for faculty, students, researchers and alumni. Specialising in management and law, the Library also houses extensive collections on related topics such as economics, business, sociology, political science and international relations.


The ESADE Pedralbes campus is accessible to students with disabilities.

Barcelona is working to achieve accessibility for disabled people with one main objective: to create a cohesive city which will favour quality of life and respect for diversity. Barcelona has done a lot to remove barriers, in search of freedom, autonomy and facilities so that the most characteristic places and public transport are accessible and the city can be enjoyed by disabled people.

Contact ESADE Law School

Primary contact:


Patricia Saiz,
Director, International Relations
ESADE Law School
Office 147, Building 1 (first floor)
Tel. +34 934 953 848 (direct)

Additonal contact:


Araceli Domènech,
International Relations Manager
International Relations Unit
ESADE Law School
Dean’s Office, Building 1
Av. Pedralbes, 60-62
E-08034 Barcelona
Tel. +34 932 806 162 (ext 2259)
Tel.: +34 932 803 900 (direct)