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University extension course of Legal Assistant for people with intellectual disabilities

Own Teachings
Telephone: 91 488 70 40
Academic direction: Martha Albert Marquez || 91 495 9245 - 646717549,  Maria Isabel Lopez Garcia  || 91 498 71 54- 640147220

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Basic Information


The title serves so that people with intellectual disabilities acquire knowledge in different legal matters and can access more important jobs in society.

 The degree will train students to:

  • Being able to teach other people about the rights of people with intellectual disabilities.
  • Being able to work as legal assistants in companies related to the administration of justice (consultancies, law firms, etc.).

The objective of the title is to train and create quality employment for people with intellectual disabilities in a university environment. Students will have a university recognition to favor their future inclusion in the work environment as disseminators and trainers.

and as support staff in the tasks of a law firm or legal consultancy.

legal deloitte, collaborates in the title and its professionals will give classes as legal experts.


During the 2 years that the degree lasts, there will be external internships as disseminators in matters of rights in Special Employment Centers, Special Education Centers, and Occupational Centers, as well as in law firms, where students will be able to carry out

their practices as paralegals.

Participate in external internships Sphere Foundation.

The Foundation prepares the contents of the subjects in easy reading.


The Occupational Centers of the Community of Madrid leave us their facilities for the internships and their staff to support the students in the internships.


The title wants:

  1. Promote the social and labor autonomy of the student.
  2. Empower people with intellectual disabilities by teaching specific knowledge that allows them to broaden their work horizons.
  3. Train people with intellectual disabilities in the knowledge of their rights and that they are part of their lives.
  4. Create quality jobs as legal trainers in different fields such as education and business, and as legal assistants in companies.
  5. Impact on society and public opinion to overcome the limits and barriers that exist on intellectual disability.
  6. Promote diversity within the university environment, and collaboration between degree students and those pursuing higher studies at the URJC.

The URJC with this title becomes a very advanced University since it is the first time that a university provides such specialized training, linked to a highly qualified work environment such as the legal one.



  • The student will be able to act as a trainer-disseminator on the rights of people with ID in different environments such as educational, health, legal and specifically in the environment of disability (Schools, health centers, Special Centers for Employment, Occupational Centers, Foundations/Associations, etc.).
  • The student will be able to carry out auxiliary tasks as a legal consultant.
  • The student will be able to carry out administrative functions linked to the administration of justice, especially in law firms and legal consultancies.


  • General knowledge of law as an instrument for regulating social relations
  • Knowledge of the fundamental rights recognized in the Constitution and its defense instruments, with special reference to their exercise by people with intellectual disabilities.
  • Knowledge of the basic principles of civil law, and its most relevant institutions.
  • Knowledge of the basic principles of labor law and its most relevant institutions.
  • Knowledge of the basic principles of tax law, and its most relevant institutions.
  • Knowledge of the main rights that assist people with ID in the field of health care.
  • Students will be able to search legal databases
  • Students will be trained to identify legal problems related to people with intellectual disabilities and make the referral to the specialist of the competent branch of law in each case.
  • Students will learn the main forms and administrative and judicial procedures in the field of civil, fiscal and labor law.
  • Students will be trained to carry out administrative tasks of a paralegal nature, such as monitoring deadlines, filling in forms, requesting certifications and simple notes before the registries, procedures to obtain NIEs, requests for documentation from translators and notaries, procedures for legalization of documents abroad, procedures related to notarizing social agreements, procedures related to the request for electronic signature, etc.



  • Relational and communication skills
  • Learning strategies
  • Organization and planning
  • society and culture
  • Body expression


  • Introduction to law
  • Fundamental rights of people with disabilities
  • Disability in the field of private law
  • Work, employment and social services for people with disabilities
  • Tax measures to support disability
  • Reinforcement of legal content and paralegal training
  • Rights of people with disabilities in the health field
  • Management of legal databases




The course is aimed at young people with intellectual disabilities between 18 and 30 years of age who have communication, oral and written skills and a sufficient level of independence to move around in a university environment. 

It will be required as a requirement not to have serious behavioral problems and not to have mental health problems.

Access requirements:

During the pre-registration period, from July 27 to September 11, 2020, candidates must fill in the information at the following link:


Doubts can be resolved by writing to the following email:

After seeing the pre-registration data, those selected will be summoned to a face-to-face test.

It will be valued from 0 to 5, with 5 being the highest score:

  • Certificate of intellectual disability……………………0,50
  • Enrolled in the Youth Guarantee System………………..0,25
  • Educational certification of the studies completed …………0,50
  • Specific courses in law and/or complementary ……..0,50
  • Work experience ………………………………………..1,00
  • Motivational letter ……………….1,25
  • Personal interview………………..1,00

The final selection of the students will be made through a committee made up of professionals from the URJC and professionals from the Esfera Foundation, a psychologist and a social worker.

Selection criteria:

In the event that the number of registered people is greater than the number of places, a selection will be made taking into account the following criteria:

  1. Assessment of the motivational letter ……….3,00
  2. Valuation of the personal interview ……….2,00

No. of Places: 15/15

Academic Management and Faculty

Direction: Martha Albert.

Co-director: Mª Isabel López García.

Academic secretary: Delia Manzanero

URJC PDI faculty:

  •   Martha Albert Marquez
  •   Delia Manzanero Fernandez
  •   Alfonso Vicente Lorca
  •   Ignacio Sanchez Camara

Faculty belonging to Fundación Esfera and Deloitte Legal.

Duration and development

Modality: Onsite

Number of credits: 120

Contact hours: 1.000 (+20 TFTs)

Place of delivery: Madrid Campus (Manuel Becerra)

Schedules: 9.00:13.30 a.m. to XNUMX:XNUMX p.m., Monday to Friday

Duration: 2 years

Reservation of place and enrollment

Pre-registration: from July 18  until September 30, 2022

Registration: the 25 30 September to 2022

Expected start: 12 September 2022

Intended end: 7 September 2024

Total title price: 8.500 euros. Each course: 4.250 euros

Possibility of scholarship (if applicable):

Pre-registration: 25 euros.

This amount is included in the total price of the course and will be returned if you are not admitted to the Degree.

If the student's request is accepted and the student does not register, the 25 euros will not be returned.

The start of the course depends on the number of students enrolled

Documentation to attach, forms and place of delivery

the applicants they will present all the scanned documentation, in the formats allowed through the telematic self-registration application at the time of applying for admission to own degrees. They must compulsorily attach to their request the declaration of the person responsible for the veracity of the data provided in digital format.

At any time, both the Program Management and the Own Teaching Service may request the applicants to submit said certified/collated documentation through the General Registry, located on the Móstoles Campus, or in any of the registries assistants located in the different campuses of the Rey Juan Carlos University, or by sending it through Certified Mail to: Rey Juan Carlos University. General Registry. Avda. Tulipán s/n. 28933. Mostoles. Madrid

The student is responsible for the veracity and correctness of the data provided, exonerating the Rey Juan Carlos University from any responsibility and guaranteeing and being responsible for its accuracy, validity and authenticity.

Required documentation:

Students with a degree obtained from a Spanish university or a Higher Education Institution belonging to another Member State of the European Higher Education Area that authorizes access to own postgraduate degrees must present the following documentation:

  • National Identity Document or equivalent
  • University degree of the studies that give access to the requested postgraduate degree.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Responsible declaration of veracity of the data provided in digital format
  • Any other document that the Director of the Own Title specifically requires for its acceptance

Students with a foreign degree must present the following documentation:

  • Passport or Residence Card
  • Foreign Higher Education Degree (Graduate, Graduate, Architect, Engineer Doctor...) that give access to own postgraduate degree studies.
  • Certificate certifying that the studies carried out give access to an Official Postgraduate Degree in your country of origin, issued by the University of origin
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Declaration of the person responsible for the veracity of the data provided in digital format
  • Any other document that the Director of the Own Title specifically requires for its acceptance

Applicants with studies completed in foreign University Centers may be requested at any time a certificate of verification of these studies and centers, issued by an authorized Institution.

All documentation provided must be legalized in accordance with Spanish law and translated by an official translator.