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Curricular competence

The curricular objective of this educational program is to promote the formation of law professionals with a sound base in the universal values and updated in the local, national and international law and in the legal exercise; with high competence characteristics in personal development, capability for team work and social responsibility in their profession’s performance, who from the legal they can create and modify their surroundings as product of the comprehensive formation that identifies the law professional of the University of Guanajuato.



CIEES Quality Recognition

Educational Program with Level 1 granted by the Comités Interinstitucionales para la Evaluación de la Educación Superior, A.C.

COPAES Quality Recognition

Educational PRogram recognized internationally by the Instituto Internacional de Acreditación del Derecho, A.C. (IIDEA).

Collegiate Organ approval date

August 6, 2014.

Start of operations

January-June 2016.

Entry period



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Entry profile

The features and characteristics considered in the applicant for the Law degree can be identified and described in the following terms:

Knowledge description:

The applicant for the program must prove the possesion of the minimum general knowledge of the following areas:

  • General notions of Law, basic concepts and means of Law, legal norm, Sources of law, classification of law, constitutional law, the political constitution, individual and social guarantees, organization of the actual Mexican state, amparo judgment.
  • Philosophy and ethics, concepts and nature, men and God, knowledge and method, Mayan method, dialectic, realism, methods in helenism and medieval, rationalism, empirism, criticism, dialectic materialism, phenomenology, vitalism, existentialism, actual methods, ethics and morale, human behavior and the concept of the world as base of the behavior, duties, values, human activity, morale normativity, social morale, professional morale.
  • Social sciences, primitive community, the estrcutural-functionalism, the physical environment and social organizations.
  • Logic, know and think, the concept, the judgment, logical principles, influence or reasoning, syllogism, symbolic logic, propositional logic, molecular propositions, logical arguments, quantification logic, class logic.
  • Psychology, general aspects, the organic functioning of the individual and the relation with the behavior, normal and abnormal personality, society and groups, social realtions, culture and personality.
  • Universal history, origin of the contemporarry world, consolidation of the political-economic system, expansion of the economic-political power, XX century, sovereign states?, economic problems of the current wrold, political problems of the current world, social and cultural problems of the actual world.
  • History of Mexico, brief view of the prehispanic and colonial times, independence, foreign interventions and the reform, Porfirian epoque, Revolutionary epoque, political, economic, social and cultural problems of the actual Mexico.
  • Spanish, reading and writing, the system of the language, the word, semantic feature, orthographic aspect, the nominal construction, the simple sentence, the written expression; the monography, content and structure; essay, content and structure, the oral expression, interpretation of texts, the literary genres, basic concepts of literature.

Description of skills:

To enter the Law degree, the applicant must have achieved an acceptable development of the following skills:

  • Skills to study and intellectual work
  • These skills imply the ability to foresee objectives, means and goals, as well as planning, organizing and making study activities, which include identifying knowledge programs, the formulation of questions and problems and the search for information sources.
  • Also necessary, are considered the basic skills fro critic reading, the oral and written expression, as well as the indispensable for the communication and human relationships.
  • The intellectual work also demands a minimum of operating logic mental skills, such as an abstract, analysis and synthesis, the applied induction and deduction both from abstract and concrete situations.

Social skills:

  • Other necessary skills are those that allow integreating into workgroups and the participation in shared tasks and the achievement of common purposes.

Description of attitudes:

  • Also indispensable in the applicant, are the attidues of personal confidence and self-control, as a reflection of a developed self-steem based in the personal growth that guarantees the future professional life.
  • Regarding dealing with others and institutions, are considered necessary the minimum attitudes of empathy and aperture to develop the capability of listening and dialogue which are basic for the work in society; as well as the attitudes of responsibility, service, respect and purposeful critic, which without them is impossible to execute a profession that by nature is destined to seek good in the others.
  • Finally, for the development in the preparation and in the professional field, the attitudes of dilligence, creativity and initiative are indispensable.

Description of values:

  • The authentic human dimension is in the area of the values and these are not acquired momentaneously, but are developed through life; it is indispensable for the applicant to have begun the development in themselves and have incoroporated and assumed at least, those fundamental values for the professional development and exercise of the pretended degree, values such as justice, equity, freedom, and legal safety, with which there is an inescapable commitment.
  • To be in conditions of participating in the search for such common values, they should have also incorporate their person to the values of rectitude, honesty, loyalty, solidarity, probity and truth.
Graduate profile

Specific competences:

  • Knows, interprets and applies the general principles of Law and legal ordenance.
  • Knows, interprets and applies the norms and principles of the national and international legal system in concrete cases.
  • Seeks justice and equity in all the situations where it intervenes.
  • Is committed with the Human Rights and the social and democratic state of Law.
  • Executes the profession working with colleagues.
  • Works in interdisciplinary teams as an expert in Law, effectively contributing to its tasks.
  • Adequately comprehends the politicial, social, economic, personal and psychological phenomena --among others--, considering them in the interpretation and application of Law.
  • Is aware of the ethical dimentsion of the legal professions and the social responsibility of the graduate in Law, and act consequently.
  • Legally reason and argument.
  • Dialogues and debates from a legal perspective, understanding the different points of view and articulating them with the purpose to propse a reasonable solution.
  • Considers the relevance of the alterative means in the solving conflicts.
  • Knows a foreign language that allows the efficient performance in the legal area (English, French, German, Italian, and others).
  • Uses the necessary technology in the search for relevant information for the professional performance and update.
  • Applies scientific research criteria in their professional activity.
  • Applies the knowlegde in specially effective manner in a determined area of the profession.
  • Faces new situations and contributes to the creation of institutions and legal solutions in general and particular cases.
  • Writes texts and expresses orally in a fluid and technical language, using legal, precise and clear terms.
  • Analyzes a wide diversity of complex works related to Law and synthetizes its arguments precisely.
  • Makes reasoned legal decisions.
  • Relates the philosophical and theoretical fundaments of Law with its practical application.
  • Proves a critic awareness in the analysis of the legal ordinance.
  • Acts legally and technically in different administrative or legal instances with the due use of processes, acts and procedures.
  • Decides if the circumstances are in fact clear enough to adopt a founded decision on Law.
  • Acts legally, diligently and transparently in defending the interest of the people he or she represents.


  • Constitutional bases and Human Rights.
  • Bases of the accusatory criminal system in orality.
  • Fundamental legal concepts.
  • Bases of private law.
  • Public law.
  • Social law.
  • Fundaments of law.
  • Auxiliary disciplines.
  • Complementary disciplines.
  • Research techniques and methods.
  • Technological tools applied in Law.


  • Oratory.
  • Observation.
  • Analysis.
  • Research.
  • Abstraction.
  • Comprehension.
  • Synthesis.
  • Deduction.
  • Design of scenarios.
  • Use of technologies.
  • Persuasion.
  • Conciliation.
  • Writing.
  • Reading comprehension.
  • Lectura de comprensión.
  • Solve controversies.
  • Social and political leadership.
  • Induction.
  • Legal intuition.


  • Theoretical.
  • Practical.
  • Humanistic.
  • With social character.
  • Integral, personal, academic and professinal.
  • With international vision.


  • Service to society.
  • Self control.
  • Propositive critic.
  • Empathy.
  • Self-steem.
  • Dilligence.
  • Creativity.
  • Initiative.
  • Aperture.


  • Respect.
  • Responsibility.
  • Justice.
  • Equity.
  • Peace.
  • Freedom.
  • Professionalism.
  • Critic spirit.
  • Solidarity.
  • Tolerance.
  • Loyalty.
  • Plurality.
  • Dialogue.
  • Legal safety.
  • Veracity.
  • Probity.
  • integrity.
  • Honesty.
  • Rectitude.
  • Philanthropy
Graduate requirements
  • Cover the respective syllabus
  • Record of domain of 6 levels of English or 480 Institutional TOEFL points
  • Complete the Professional Service
  • Make among the chosen modalities by the Divisional Council: Thesis, EGEL and academic excellence

Total number of credits of the educational program: 278 credits.

  • First inscription
  • Legal epistemology
  • Theory of Law
  • History of Roman Law
  • Legal logic
  • Theory of the Human Rights
  • Theory of the state
  • Formative selective
  • Integral formation activities
  • Second inscription
  • Criminal Law I (Theory of the Criminal Norm)
  • Civil Law I (Individuals and family)
  • Commercial Law I (Acts of commerce)
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contemporary Legal systems
  • Legal hermeneutics
  • Legal methodology
  • Formative selective
  • Third inscription
  • Human Rights I (Rights and Guarantees)
  • Civil Right II (Goods and Real rights)
  • Criminal Law II (General Crime Theory)
  • Commercial Law II (Market societies)
  • General theory of the process
  • Labor Law I (Individual)
  • Legal argument
  • Oral litigation techniques
  • Fourth inscription
  • Human Rights II (Due process)
  • Civil Law III (Obligations)
  • Labor Law II (Collective)
  • Criminal Law III (Theory of the sentence)
  • Criminal Procedural Law I (Previous investigation)
  • Commercial Law III (Titles and Credit operations)
  • Municipal right
  • Integral formation activities
  • Fifth inscription
  • Criminal Law IV (Particular crimes)
  • Civil Law IV (Contracts)
  • Commercial Law IV (Contracts)
  • Labor procedural Law
  • Criminal Procedural Law II (Process and trial)
  • Amparo I (Principles and concepts of the amapra judgment)
  • Control of conventionality and human rights
  • Integral formation activities
  • Sixth inscription
  • Civil Law V (Succesions)
  • Amparo II (Amparo procedures)
  • Civil Procedural Law I (Ordinary trial)
  • Commercial procedural Law
  • Criminal Law V (Special felonies)
  • Sociological Research of Law
  • Study of cases in labor matter
  • Administrative Law I (concept and Sources)
  • Seventh inscription
  • Right for Social Secutiry
  • Fiscal right
  • Civil Procedural Law II (Special processes)
  • Study in cases regarding amparo
  • Jurisprudence seminar
  • Constitutional control means
  • Administrative law II (administrative Act)
  • Integral formation activities
  • Eighth inscription
  • Study of cases in criminal matter
  • Fiscal procedural law
  • Civil procedural law II (Universal trials)
  • Administrative law (Concession and goods)
  • Professional selective
  • Integral formation activities
  • Ninth inscription
  • Public international law
  • Legal psychology
  • Study in cases in Civil matter
  • Administrtative litigation procedures
  • Professional selective
  • Integral formation activities
  • Tenth inscription
  • International Private Law
  • Legal ethics
  • Philosophy of Law
  • Degree seminar
  • Professional seelctive in English
  • Integral formation activities
Offered in:

Campus Guanajuato, Division of Law, Politics and Government (DDPG)
Venue Central Building

Address: Lascuráin de Retana No. 5; Zona Centro; C.P. 36000; Guanajuato, Gto.
Phone: (473) 732 00 06
Campus website:
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The curricular objective of this educational program is to promote the formation of law professionals with a sound base in the universal values and updated in the local, national and international law and in the legal exercise; with high competence characteristics in personal development, capability for team work and social responsibility in their profession’s performance, who from the legal they can create and modify their surroundings as product of the comprehensive formation that identifies the law professional of the University of Guanajuato.



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Guanajuato, Gto., México

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