European Master in Law and Economics

Master of Laws in Law and Economics (LL.M.)

This joint programme organised by the Erasmus Mundus Law and Economics Consortium covers one academic year and is subdivided into three terms. It offers the unique opportunity for interdisciplinary studies of law and economics at two or even three European and Non-European universities. 

Each partner university awards an LL.M. degree or an equivalent degree. In order to make law students familiar with basic economic reasoning, some courses are more economic in orientation. Other courses deal with comparative law in order to internationalize the legal background of the students.

Career opportunities

Graduates will be well prepared for a professional career, for example, in public organisations, in multinational law firms or consultancy firms. Graduates are also well prepared for doctorate research in a PhD programme.

Education objectives

  • 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.
  • Interdisciplinary and multicultural approach and a chance to study in three different countries in one year.

Target audience

The EMLE is a postgraduate course. Preference will be given to applicants who already have a first master degree. Besides graduates in Law or Economics, students with a first degree in Business Administration or in other social sciences may also apply if the completed study programme includes a substantial number of courses in law and/or economics.

Admission criteria

  • Law degree or degree in Economics
  • Proof of English proficiency

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