Academic work

We work in close conjunction with universities and business schools, giving courses in Masters and law degree programmes. We also participate in several forums and institutions related to education and legal knowledge.

We train interns from universities such as ICADE, CUNEF and Carlos III, who perform their practicum in the various areas at the firm and attend the internal training sessions we organise. Many of these interns become staff upon graduation from their degree programmes.

We highly value the work our partners and associates invest in teaching students, and for this reason our firm promotes and facilitates these activities.

What we seek

We are looking for graduates holding law degrees or double degrees including law, with good academic transcripts and a high level of English.

It will be positively considered if candidates have performed internships or specialised studies, whether Masters programmes, other postgraduate studies or examinations for public-sector posts.

We seek candidates who are passionate about practicing law, with an elevated capacity to work in a highly demanding yet easy going environment and who are strongly motivated to become part of a team.

Above all, we are looking for people who are both committed to their work and to their environment, with intellectual curiosity and a desire for professional growth.

Our selection process

We carry out entrance exams and interviews throughout the year and depending on the needs of each of our departments.

After a preliminary screening of CVs, we look for those candidates who will best adapt to the needs of the post to be covered and ask them to come to an initial interview with our recruitment team. Those who pass this stage will take an exam to test their legal knowledge as well as an English test. The final step will be a personal interview with the partner of the department for which the selection process is being carried out.

All CVs should be presented by means of our webpage. CVs sent otherwise will not be considered.

What we offer

The opportunity to join a top-tier firm

The high level of expertise of lawyers, our constant quest for excellence and philosophy of working to meet client needs, has allowed us to create a strong client portfolio, including many of the largest Spanish companies in the most varied branches of activity.

The complexity and significance of the transactions we carry out enables us to compete at the highest level with large, classic firms in Spain without losing our essence as a boutique law firm.

Forming part of a medium-sized law firm means that new lawyers can work directly with partners, participate in large transactions from day one and maintain direct and personal contact with clients.

Continuous training

At Ramón y Cajal we believe that in order to maintain our high expectations for quality in client service, it is essential that our lawyers’ knowledge is continuously kept up to date. For this reason we are firmly committed to training of various but always complementary types:

  • Our “Education Service,” organises and leads an annual series of conferences/colloquia, given by internal or external experts, which focuses on current legal issues deemed worthy of special attention.

  • Publications: the close link between many of our partners, academia and the editorial boards of some of the most prestigious law journals, mostly corporate in nature, has allowed us to unite the worlds of academia and legal practice. One example of was the creation in 2005 of a publication service in collaboration with La Ley through which several monographs have been published.

  • A documentation service which publishes, on a daily basis, a bulletin with all the news on matters of legislation, case law, doctrine and the economy that might be relevant to our clients.

  • We also have access to the main legal databases and a specialised library which is periodically updated so that our lawyers have all necessary resources to ground their legal opinions.