If you are interested in an international career and looking for a comprehensive master’s programme, this one is the right choice for you.
Since the very beginning of my studies at my Law School in Italy I have always been interested in an internationally oriented career. After obtaining my master’s degree in Italy I decided to pursue my education at Erasmus School of Law with the LL.M. programme in International and European Union Law. In between my legal studies I also focused on learning foreign languages as I always thought this can be a key ingredient for an international career. I studied Russian in Moscow and French between Strasbourg and Nancy.
The LL.M. programme in International and European Union Law is very well designed as it offers you to explore both International and European Union Law and has a very practical and interdisciplinary approach that gives you a broad picture of both disciplines.
During the fourth block I specialised in International Economic Law and decided to write my thesis on a topic related to EU external relations. The combination of both led me to my first professional experience as a trainee at the European Union Delegation in Singapore, at the Trade and Economic Section. The experience was extremely enriching, and it was really useful to put in practice all the knowledge I had gained throughout the LL.M. programme. I found myself at the EU Delegation right at the time of the signature of the free trade agreement between the EU and Singapore, which was a very interesting first-hand experience.
South East Asia, which I had the opportunity to discover extensively, is in general a very fascinating region, both from a professional and historical point of view. The passion for the region took me to my next adventure, at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific where I am still working as a consultant in legal affairs. At the Trade Policy and Facilitation Section I am especially dealing with the legal aspects of trade facilitation, such as the readiness assessments for paperless trade legal frameworks in member states.
Another important aspect of my experience in Rotterdam is the university social life. Erasmus University Rotterdam is a very lively and dynamic environment with students from all over the world. During the LL.M. programme I had the chance to make life-lasting friendships which I am very grateful for. Hence, if you are interested in an international career and looking for a comprehensive master’s programme, this LL.M programme will be the right choice for you.
The next chapter of my professional career will start in September, when I will move to Brussels, to the Office of the Legal Advisor at NATO HQ. Ad maiora!