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Only two days

Written on May 14, 2014 by Dirk Hopfl in Live IE

The Other Side | By Felix Valdivieso, Director of Communication, IE Business School

Some say imagine how bad work is that they have to pay you to do it… But joking aside, the good news is that at times there are things you do at work, and people you meet, that you would anyway, just for the sheer pleasure of it. Shooting this video, and meeting IE Law School Intellectual Property Prof. Pedro Letai, was one of those times.

I don’t know how good a professor he is, but I heard his students love him, and I can also say I thoroughly enjoyed reading his poetry book “The Great Buffalo”. The book is in Spanish, but we’ve translated a couple of poems just to give you a taste. Expect more surprises in the video! Prof. Letai is also a literary critic, columnist, and novelist. His first novel is coming out any day now. As a matter of fact the day of the shooting he was expecting his editor to send him the first copies, so I’ll keep you posted!

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The Fourth Man

Written on July 22, 2013 by Dirk Hopfl in IE News

When I went for a coffee with Arbitration and International Commercial Law Professor Justin Swinsick to get to know him a bit better and talk about what kind of video we could come up with together, he told me he was going to Vienna with an IE student team to attend an international law competition. The first thing that came into my head when he mentioned Vienna was the film “The Third man”, and when I suggested that as a theme for the video he answered right away that he loved Orson Wells, and that film in particular.

I don’t remember exactly how the title “The Fourth Man” occurred to me. Anyway, it was clear that we both wanted to render some sort of homage to the film, whose screen-play was the work of a writer we also enjoy and admire, namely Graham Green. I have to say that Prof. Swinsick gave an excellent performance, staying in character the whole time. I am sure that when he teaches, he is every bit as eloquent.

I really hope you enjoy watching this video as much as we did making it. Check out Prof. Swinsick’s intelligent insights into “The Fourth Man” as he talks about law and justice, and truth and love.

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First published on The Other Side | By Felix Valdivieso


Are you a lawyer or a manager with responsibilities on Marketing and Business Development activities inside your firm? Are you a fee-earner in charge of supervising these actions? If your answer is yes, IE Law School Executive Education designed a specific online program for you.

Organizing the Marketing & Business Development Activity inside the Firm: from Strategy to Execution” intends to explain the marketing activity a law firm is due to display nowadays. Since lawyers are not taught about management at law schools but then they are expected to carry out these actions, Ms. Marisa Mendez (professor, marketing consultant and lawyer with a specific management course at Harvard) will provide you with the knowledge and tools to organize and supervise such activity.

3 live videoconferences and 3 online forums with specific practical cases will enable you to manage in the most efficient way your duties and eventually to understand the best talent inside the firm to take their ideas on the subject into practice.

For more details, please visit the IE Law School web.


Students of IE Law School’s LLM in International Legal Practice took part in the annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court held in Vienna, Austria, during Easter week. The object of the Vis Arbitral Moot is to foster study in the areas of international commercial and arbitration laws and encourage the resolution of business disputes by arbitration. The problem for the moot is always based on an international sales transaction subjected to the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, 1980 (also referred to as the United Nations or the Vienna Sales Convention, or CISG) and also involves procedural issues of arbitration. The moot consists of submitting written memoranda prior to the moot on designated dates for both sides of the dispute (Claimant and Respondent in legal terminology). The oral arguments phase of the moot is held in Vienna. 

The IE Students Alphis Tay (Singapore), Demian Magalhaes (Brazil), Taren Spearman (US), and Jose Antonio Herrera (Venezuela) represented IE Law School in one of the largest and most prestigious moot court competitions in the world.  The students competed against 253 teams from 62 countries, including the New York Law School, National Law School of India, University of Milan, and University of Essex.

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