Professor Soledad Atienza decided to study law due to her interest in understanding how society and the State are organized, as well as her interest in justice. “Over the years I’ve observed how legal education can open doors to very diverse careers, in both the public and private sectors, in legal practice or in teaching, which is the area in which I currently work, and one that I did not expect to end up in,” she notes.
Soledad Atienza is the Dean of IE Law School. She graduated from the Universidad CEU San Pablo with a degree in law. She holds a master’s degree in European law from the Europa Institut of the Üniversität des Saarlandes and a doctorate in social sciences from IE University. Soledad advocates for adapting legal teaching methodologies for the training of future lawyers. She is also a senior advisor to the Academic and Professional Development Committee of the International Bar Association, as well as co-director of the Pérez Llorca/IE Chair for Commercial Law.