LL.M. in European Law
Université Paris-Panthéon-Assas | Paris Campus
15 Jun 2024
Earliest start date
Entirely taught in English, the LL.M. in European Law is a university degree designed for international students. The courses are taught by a genuinely European team of highly qualified professors bringing together Paris-Panthéon-Assas University and renowned specialists from other European Member States.
The subject areas give students the opportunity to acquire a comprehensive understanding of European Law in most areas that fall within the competence of the European Union.
The LL.M. in European Law is an exclusive program open to students around the globe.
Teaching & Structure
Teaching is conducted in small groups according to an interactive method which allows each student to have a thorough understanding of the European Union.
Students have the opportunity to improve their written and oral skills since they are asked to present different types of exercises (oral presentations, papers, etc.).
The subject areas taught in the LL.M. in European Law allow students to acquire a comprehensive understanding of European Law in most areas that fall within the competence of the European Union.
Classes may be taught with a comparative and international perspective when appropriate to understand the Union’s legal system.
The Master in European Law consists of 11 seminars of 24 hours each, and 2 seminars of 12 hours each (288 hours of instruction in total):
- The Institutional and Decision-making Structure of the European Union
- History of the European idea
- The Internal Market – Four Freedoms
- Competition Law
- Company Law and Financial Markets
- Private International Law and Commercial Dispute Resolution
- Labor Law
- Intellectual Property Law
- External Relations
- Consumer Law
- Human Rights
- Environmental Law
- Privacy and Data Protection Law
Students may be permitted to replace an LL.M. seminar with another seminar taught in French within another program available at the European College of Paris. However, this may be done only with the agreement of the Director of Studies and the professor who teaches the seminar.
If a student wishes to write a thesis or a personal project on one of the specific seminars listed, they may replace one or several seminars for the project under the supervision of a Professor specific to the subject, with the consent of the Director of Studies. Each seminar is graded on the basis of 20 points. If the personal project replaces two seminars, the basis is 40 points.
Graduates have the ability to seek jobs in all European Institutions, companies, law firms, and governments. Several of the Alumni have decided to stay in Paris to follow their professional careers and others have returned to their home countries.
Alumni are presently working at Allen & Overy, McDermott, Will & Emery, Winston& Strawn, Kirkland & Ellis LLP Waters, Kraus &Paul, Ropes &Gray LLP, Latham & Watkins, Simmons & Simmons LLP.