Universitat Internacional de Catalunya

Procedural Law 1

Procedural Law 1
Second semester
Main language of instruction: Spanish

Other languages of instruction: Catalan

Teaching staff

Pre-course requirements

No previous knowledge in litigation is required.


The following objectives are being pursued:

(i) To know the structure and functioning of the Spanish judicial system and to understand correctly the mechanics of the main civil litigation institutions. It is intended that students understand the matter perfectly, so that they can face the law, explanations of clients and they can be able to assimilate smoothly specialized information.

(ii) Knowing how to handle easily and without help each and every one of the institutions of the civil declaratory process. At the end of the course, they should be able to write and defend an action, interest precautionary measures , requesting that preliminary proceedings, to intervene with profit in previous hearings and find out ordinary and verbal judgments.

(iii) Mastering the legal texts, details, chinks and peculiarities.


  • 03 - To be able to express one's ideas and arguments in an orderly and coherent way both in oral and written form (written and oral techniques)
  • 04 - To turn in documents that have been formally and thoroughly prepared to high standards
  • 06 - To acquire the ability to make decisions
  • 11 - To acquire skills for autonomous learning
  • 17 - To understand and have knowledge of public and private institutional principles in their origin and as a whole
  • 22 - To be able to identify and interpret documentation normally used in legal and negotiating settings
  • 23 - To identify the state, doctrinal and legal framework of a complex legal issue
  • 24 - To acquire the skills to resolve problems and make decisions using relevant information and by applying correct methods while placing the issue within a legal system context
  • 25 - To acquire the skills for legal paperwork processing: composing texts, clarifying a position on a matter, use of forms, etc.
  • 26 - To master the techniques and other evidence taking stategies

Learning outcomes

1. Knowing and understanding the basics of procedural law, in particular the rules of jurisdiction, competence, and parts of the process.

 2. To identify and distinguish the different types of civil actions.

 3. To know, identify and understand the different phases of the declaratory process and its evidence and the system resources.

 4. There will be acquired skills in oral and written communication.

 5. There will be developed skills in resolving legal disputes related to the contents of the module.

 6. There will be acquired procedural skills.

 7. There will be developed habits of neatness in personal presentation and document.

Teaching and learning activities

In person

Presentación en el aula de los conceptos y su aplicación práctica
Actividades en el aula para el seguimiento de los alumnos (individual y en grupo)
03 06 22 23 24 25 26
Actividades fuera del aula para el seguimiento de los alumnos (individual y en grupo)
Estudio independiente del alumno
11 17 24
Trabajos individuales
04 22 24

Bibliography and resources

The main resource to study this subject is the Civil Procedure Law (LEC) - consider that this has to be updated to the time in which the subject is taught. 

Moreover, in order to systematize the content of this law, the following manual are recommended:

RAMOS MÉNDEZ, F., Juicio civil, 3ª edición (actualitzada por Cachón Cadenas y Ramos Romeu), editorial Atelier, Barcelona,

ARMENTA DEU, T., Lecciones de Derecho procesal civil, Marcial Pons, Madrid, 13th edition, 2021.

MONTERO AROCA, J., Derecho Jurisdiccional II Proceso Civil, Tirant lo Blanch, València, 27th edition, 2019.

 To work with the cases, the student will be required to use the legal databases available in the digital library of the University.