Specialists in
Law and Technology.

The Centre for Innovation in Law was created as a collaboration between UCJC and the ECIJA Law Firm, a leading firm in Spain in TMT (Technology, Media and Telecommunications) law. It has been recognised for three consecutive years as the Best Firm in Information Technology, Data Protection and Intellectual Property in the Spanish market and is headed by Cristina Villasante, TMT Partner of the Firm. We will address the legal challenges posed by emerging technologies, guiding UCJC research and, on the other hand, training our students in one of the areas of greatest employability. Society demands digital natives capable of combining Law and Technology. The Centre for Innovation in Law offers our students a unique opportunity to enrich their training.

“Find out more about the UCJC Centre for Innovation in Law from Miriam Salvador, Director of the Degree in Law and Cristina Villasante, Director of the CIJE and TMP Area at ÉCIJA Abogados. “
2020-2021 Activities Calender
Among the first activities of the Centre for Innovation in Law, directed by Cristina Villasante, ECIJA's TMT Partner, are:

The ECIJALab RAC seminars will be open to undergraduate students. They will be taught by ECIJA professionals, once a month, from October 2020 to June 2021 and will be recognised as RAC activities.


TITLE (90 min)DATE / Start time: 18:00SPEAKER
Intellectual property and trademarks in the digital economy29 OCTOBER 2020Tamara Criado, Senior Associate TMT ECIJA
Innovation and legal regime (patents, software and company secrets)26 NOVEMBER 2020Felipe Fernandez Pou, ECIJA Industrial Property Partner
E-commerce and remote contracting. Application legislation17 DECEMBER 2020Covadonga Maestro, Senior Associate TMT ECIJA
Data protection Basic principles of RGPD21 JANUARY 2021Cristina Villasante, Partner TMT ECIJA
Cybersecurity On social media18 FEBRUARY 2021Jesus Yañez Colomo, Cybersecurity and Data Partner, ECIJA
Blockchain operation and use cases18 MARCH 2021Miguel Angel Romero, CTO ECIJA
Artificial Intelligence. Legal impact and positioning of the EU22 APRIL 2021Daniel Lopez, ECIJA Data Partner
Outsourcing and technology contracting. Basic questions to consider20 MAY 2021Covadonga Maestro,Senior Associate TMT ECIJA
Basic notions of programming (Smart Contracts)17 JUNE 2021Miguel Angel Romero, CTO ECIJA

To participate in this activity you must register with the Science and Research Club, through this link

Link to connect to online sessions:

Students on the Degree in Law and the Master's Degree in Access to the Legal Profession will have the opportunity to visit the ECIJA offices located in the Torre de Cristal, an emblematic place in the Madrid business centre. (Date to be confirmed according to the circumstances).

Students at Camilo José Cela University will access the selection process to develop their internship at the ECIJA offices, with professionals from the leading technology law firm.

The lines of research for the development of the end-of-degree and end-of-masters projects (TFG and TFM) will focus on the legal challenges of emerging technologies and the impact of ICT on our society.

Our students will get to know how ECIJA professionals work, they will share their career development and resolve the concerns of our students when facing the world of work.

ECIJALab Law are practical sessions given to fourth year students on the Degree in Law that are specialising in ICT Law Itinerary.
The subjects offered on the ICT Law Itinerary will be taught by UCJC professors and will include a series of practical sessions taught by ECIJA professionals. The objective of the ECIJALab Law is for students to learn about what it is like to work in the field. They will be taught in the LearningLab and will provide a practical vision of the different subjects:
  • Cybercrime: César Zarate, Partner of Compliance, Defence and Criminal Prevention at ECIJA.
  • Intellectual and Industrial Copyright: Diego de la Vega, Senior TMT Lawyer at ECIJA.
  • Data protection: María Gonzalez, IT & Privacy Partner at ECIJA.
  • Internet Business Law: Javier Martinez de Aguirre, Senior TMT Lawyer at ECIJA.
  • Telecommunications Regulation: Jesus Martin Botella, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Partner at ECIJA.