Laura Parés i Ravetllat


Since she started practising, she has been completely devoted to criminal law, defending alien interests of both natural and legal persons in the various criminal procedures existing in our legal system (regular procedure, summary procedure, urgent procedure, juvenile justice and jury trial). She has combined theses tasks with teaching at the Universitat de Barcelona as visiting professor and, mainly, in the Barcelona Bar Association (ICAB), where she has given numerous talks related to the criminal field. She is also Criminal law and Criminal procedural law tenured professor at the School for Legal Practice. Besides, she is Chairwoman of the Criminal Law Department. At present she teaches criminal law and criminal procedure at the Universitat Ramon Llull (ESADE) master’s degree in lawyering. The various master’s degrees obtained as well as the multiple talks and doctrinal discussions attended are the result of a career characterised by a sound commitment to ongoing education.


Languages: Spanish, Catalan, Italian, French and English.


  • Criminal law and criminal sciences specialisation master’s degree. Universitat de Barcelona and Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 2002-2003.
  • Intern in the UNIVERSITÀ ROMA III – Facoltà di Giurisprudenza, 2001.
  • Law degree. Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 1998-2001.

Talks offered.

  • Talk “Practical aspects of the accusatory principle” (Aspectos prácticos del principio acusatorio). Professional Support Centre, Barcelona Bar Association (ICAB), 12th July 2011.
  • Talk “Document forgeries” (Las falsedades documentales). Professional Support Centre, Barcelona Bar Association (ICAB), 22nd February 2012.
  • Talk “Prescription after the Criminal Code reform” (La prescripció després de la Reforma del Codi Penal). Young lawyers group. Barcelona Bar Association (ICAB), 20th June 2012.
  • Talk “Prescription after the Criminal Code reform implemented by the organic act 5/2010” (La prescripció després de la reforma del codi penal operada per la LO 5/2010). Professional Support Centre, Barcelona Bar Association (ICAB), 11th December 2012.
  • Talk “Summary proceedings intermediate stage” (Fase intermedia del procedimiento abreviado). Young lawyers group. Barcelona Bar Association (ICAB), 14th March 2013.
  • Talk “Summary proceedings intermediate stage” (Fase intermedia del procedimiento abreviado). Young lawyers group. Barcelona Bar Association (ICAB), 18th February 2013.

Organisation of and attendance to Barcelona Bar Association (ICAB) training courses.

  • Jury court course (Curso de Tribunal del Jurado), 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013.
  • Appeal to the Supreme Court course (Curso sobre recurso de casación), 7th to 28th February 2012.
  • Working day: Impact of the criminal law on the family context (Incidencia del derecho penal en el contexto familiar), 12th January 2012.
  • Summary procedure and urgent procedure course (Curso de procedimiento abreviado y procedimiento urgente), 2009, 2012 and 2013.
  • Basic accounting and taxation for criminal lawyers (Comptabilitat i fiscalitat bàsica per a advocats penalistes), 16th, 18th and 25th April 2012.
  • Tax working day: Special tax statement and anti-fraud measures (Declaració Tributària Especial i Mesures Antifrau), 24th October 2012.
  • Misdemeanour trial course (Curso de juicio de faltas), 2010, 2011 and 2013.
  • Evidence in the criminal procedure course (Curso de prueba en el proceso penal), 2010 and 2011.
  • Criminal Code reform course (Curso sobre la reforma del Código Penal), 2010 and 2011.
  • Defences and attenuating circumstances related to psychopathological disorders (Curs sobre eximent i atenuants derivats de trastorns psicopatològics), 29th June to 18th July.
  • Regular procedure vs. summary procedure course (Curs de sumari versus procediment abreujat), 15th March to 7th April 2010.
  • DNA processing, legal uses (Tractament de l’ADN, usos legals), 8th October 2009.
  • Summary proceedings intermediate stage (Curs de procediment abreujat. La fase intermitja), 2011.

Other qualifications.

  • How to successfully file a request for defence before the Constitutional Court: key aspects of the new acceptance scheme (Com interposar amb èxit una demanda d’emparament davant el Tribunal Constitucional: Aspectes clau del nou règim d’admissió), 18th March 2014.
  • Criminal Code reform course (Curs sobre la Reforma del Codi Penal), Universitat de Barcelona, 2010.
  • Forensic medicine specialisation course (Curs d’Especialització en Medicina Legal i Forense), Barcelona Bar Association (ICAB), October – November 2007.
  • Accounting course (Curs de comptabilitat), Barcelona Bar Association (ICAB), September – October 2006.
  • Business criminal law course (Curs de Dret Penal d’Empresa), Barcelona Bar Association (ICAB), June 2006.
  • Mossos d’Esquadra, crime scene investigation (Mossos d’Esquadra, Estudi de l’escena del Crim), June 2006.
  • Access to the domestic violence victims special shift course (Curs d’Accés al Torn Especial de Víctimes de Violència Domèstica), Barcelona Bar Association (ICAB), February – March 2006.
  • Prison law course (Curs de dret penitenciari), Barcelona Bar Association (ICAB), May – June 2005.
  • Juvenile justice specialisation course (Curs d’Especialització en Jurisdicció de Menors), Barcelona Bar Association (ICAB), December 2003.


  • Justice current status report (Informe sobre l’estat de la justícia) for the Barcelona Bar Association (ICAB), 21st May 2012.


Barcelona Bar Association (ICAB) Criminal Law Department Chairwoman.

  • Universitat Ramon Llull (ESADE) lawyering master’s degree professor.
  • Barcelona Bar Association (ICAB) ethical commission member, as an instructor, 2006 to 2012.
  • Barcelona Bar Association (ICAB) School for Legal Practice teacher, 2011 to present.
  • Universitat de Barcelona visiting professor, 2012 to present.
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