Roos Baas

In the EMLE programme, I was able to learn about law from a different perspective.
Roos Baas
LL.M. student European Master in Law and Economics

I obtained my Bachelor’s degree both in Economics at ESE and Law at ESL. As well as studying, I have been active in the study association, and I like to play sports.

The European Master in Law and Economics (EMLE) consists of three different terms of three months. I followed the first term in Bologna. At the moment, in this second term, I am studying at Erasmus School of Law in Rotterdam. In the third term, I will go abroad again, this time to Aix-en-Provence.

I liked studying law while doing my Bachelor’s, but I was not interested in becoming a lawyer or a judge. In the EMLE programme, I was able to learn about law from a different perspective. In the Master’s, you learn how to conduct an economic analysis of laws and regulations. The Master programme uses micro-economic models to analyse the changes in behaviour that result from different regulatory choices. In addition, I wanted to go abroad, and this programme provides the opportunity of going abroad twice or even three times during the year. In every country, you can follow a language course provided by the university, so it provides a good chance to learn new languages. After this LL.M., I plan to do an MSc in Economics, probably health economics. I can say in all sincerity that I am really happy that I chose the EMLE, because I am interested in how law affects people, and in this programme I have the opportunity to go more deeply into this subject. During the Bachelor, a course like this was not available; it is only this year that they introduced the Law and Economics course for undergraduate students. I think it is a very valuable addition.

I am not yet sure where I will be In five years, or what job I will have. Maybe I will be involved with policy making and government, and I might want to work in the European Union. In any case, I believe this LL.M. will definitely contribute to such a career path.