Programme overview

European Master in Law and Economics
Foto van De Hef in Rotterdam

Education objectives

This programme provides you with...

  • A solid economic analysis of the most important branches of private, public, international and European law;
  • Advanced knowledge in economic analysis of law: the use of economic methods to explain and assess the effects of divergent legal rules;
  • An interdisciplinary and multicultural approach and a chance to study in three different countries in one year.

Synopsis of the EMLE courses

When: first term (October-December)
Where: Haifa, Hamburg, Rotterdam

In this term, you will earn 20 EC. You must attend five fundamental courses. 

When: second term (January-March)
Where: Ghent, Hamburg, Rotterdam

In this term, you will earn 20 EC. You will attend three fundamental courses at the second term university. In addition, you will attend two additional specialised courses defined by your choice of a certain track, taught at the respective second term location:

  • the Innovation & IP Track (Ghent);
  • the Economic Analysis of Public & International Law Track (Hamburg); or
  • the Markets, Corporations & Regulators Track (Rotterdam).

When: third term (April-June)
Where: Aix-en-Provence, Barcelona, Hamburg, Mumbai, Rome, Warsaw

In this term, you will earn 20 EC divided as follows:

  • 5 EC are earned by attending two complementary courses, following the track system you chose with your second term location;
  • 15 EC are earned by writing your Master’s thesis in the form of a scientific paper of not more than 13,000 words on a specific subject in economic analysis of law. You are supposed to specialise in one area of law and economics, which depends on the third term location and track chosen.

For more information on all specific tracks and courses, please visit the EMLE website.

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