Madrid, the capital of Spain and third largest city in the EU, boasts a warm, friendly culture, famous museums and royal landmarks, and an enjoyable atmosphere of tapas and terraces. A jaunt down the tree-lined Paseo del Prado, the most historic boulevard in Madrid, takes viewers past some of the best sites in the city, including famous sculpture fountains. A visit is not complete without a tour of the renowned Golden Triangle of Museums which boast famous pieces from past and present, including Velasquez and Goya. One of the most visited sites in the world, the Prado Museum has the single best collection of Spanish art. Stroll a few blocks over and find one of our Fellows’ favorite sites—Retiro Park. Once the palace gardens of Philip IV of Spain, Retiro Park has beautiful gardens, a boating lake, and many famous fountains and statues. Fellows have been known to take their lunch break here, enjoying a relaxing break on the green lawns or boats. Other famous sites include the Real Madrid football stadium and Las Ventas, the famous bullfighting ring.
razi l. | Hillsdale College | ‘18 Lex Fellow
“I loved seeing Madrid and the surrounding countryside with a group of students committed to learning about the law and culture of Spain. The Lex Fellowship revolutionized the way I understand my career goals and provided me with the intellectual foundation necessary to achieve them.”
Firm Spotlight: JL Casajuana Abogados
The Madrid-based firm JL Casajuana has participated in The Lex Fellowship for three years. Partner Jose Luis Casajuana Ortiz believes that the uniqueness of the program lies in its preparation of Fellows for their career futures, while exposing them to a new city or culture. When he hosts Fellows, Jose discusses cases in the fields of business law, competition, collective actions and damages. Read more here.