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Lawyers and members of the Spanish Armed Forces and the Guardia Civil graduate from the Master's Degree in Military Law at UCAM

The Legal Advisor to the NATO Supreme Headquarters of the Allied Powers in Europe has acted as patron of the new graduating class of this official degree.

The Universidad Católica de Murcia has celebrated the graduation ceremony for the new graduates of the Master's Degree in Military Law at the Centro Cultural de los Ejércitos (Madrid). Pablo Blesa, UCAM Vice-Rector of International Relations, chaired the event and was accompanied by Captain Auditor Juan Carlos de la Cerra, Director of the Master, and Andrés Muñoz, Legal Advisor to the NATO Supreme Headquarters of the Allied Powers in Europe and patron of the 2022 class.

A large number of lawyers from different parts of Spain (Tenerife, Alicante, Murcia, or Ferrol) as well as members of the Armed Forces and the Guardia Civil have attended the master’s degree. Andrés Muñoz encouraged the students to continue their education “on such a changing subject as military law”. During his keynote presentation “Heroes of Law”, he also highlighted the importance of the legal system in conflict resolution.

After six editions, “this postgraduate course has become a national reference in the field of studies related to the Armed Forces", said Juan Carlos de la Cerra. Moreover, this degree has an outstanding international projection, with students from different countries who wish to learn about the Spanish military legal system.

Pablo Blesa recalled that UCAM is committed to disseminating the culture of security and defence, awarding scholarships for the sixth consecutive year to the valedictorian officers who received their Real Despacho de teniente, considering that “this master's degree is the perfect complement to consolidate and perfect their knowledge after five years of training in their respective military educational centres”.

During the ceremony, the students were represented by the Canarian lawyer Ana Apestegui and the Navy Captain of the Spanish Quartermaster Corps Víctor Alfredo Gual, who thanked the teaching staff —composed almost entirely of members of the Military Legal Corps— for their dedication and commitment. They also recalled that, although the master is taught online, they have visited important institutions such as the Cuartel General de la Armada (Navy Headquarters), the Fiscalía General del Estado (State Prosecutor’s Office) and the Guardia Real (Royal Guard).