Enrique Areilza Roxas - LL.M., 2012
ll.m. alumni profiles
Associate, Linklaters, Madrid, Spain. Licenciado en Derecho y Administracion y Direccion de Empresas, Colegio Universitario de Estudios Financieros, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain.
“The LL.M. at BC Law was one of my best experiences so far. There was no moment in which I did not feel welcomed by the entire school. Being in a small group of students gives you the chance to be easily known, and to get to know both students and faculty equally. From the beginning I was impressed by how passionate everybody was, a passion and interest that quickly influenced not only me but all the other LL.Ms. The year at BC was a really enriching experience, not only intellectually but also personally: apart from learning about the American legal system, I learned about other countries from my fellow LL.Ms, who are wonderful people from all over the world. I am sure that the friendships that we built will last throughout the years. Last but not least, the great work done by Gail and Anna made our life easier during the year.”
A person who has “always had the curiosity of getting to know other countries and trying to understand their different cultures,” Enrique Areilza has lived and worked in the Philippines, attended a British boarding school, taught summer camp in Maine, and studied (in addition to English and his native Spanish) French and Chinese. He is a no-nonsense student, holding a double degree in law and business administration from Colegio Universitario de Estudios Financieros (CUNEF), a small and selective school within Complutense University of Madrid. Before coming to BC Law, he also interned in the Madrid and Manila offices of Baker & McKenzie, and in Microsoft's Legal and Corporate Affairs department in Madrid.
Enrique’s LL.M. studies focused primarily on international business and commercial law, including courses in Corporations, International Business Transactions, Legal Aspects of Doing Business in China, and International Bankruptcy. Throughout the year, he also travelled around the U.S., discovered both Boston and Cambridge, and played sports “weather permitting” (skiing, kayaking in the Charles River, running and, of course, soccer). In September, he will begin work as an Associate in the Madrid office of Linklaters, a major international law firm. In the long term, however, he hopes to work in the public sector and in international relations.