LL.M. Law

KU Leuven - University of Leuven | Leuven , Belgium
Starting in the academic year 2014-15, the law faculties of KU Leuven and the University of Zürich are offering a two- years Master of Law programme hosted jointly in Leuven and Zurich. Students spend their first year in Leuven and their second year in Zurich. This is a 'double degree' programme taught entirely in English.

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Starting in the academic year 2014-15, the law faculties of KU Leuven and the University of Zürich are offering a two- years Master of Law programme hosted jointly in Leuven and Zurich. Students spend their first year in Leuven and their second year in Zurich. This is a 'double degree' programme taught entirely in English.

The programme focuses on each institution's strengths: International and European Law in Leuven and Arbitration Law, Financial Law and Human Rights in Zurich. Switzerland is a centre of arbitration and banking, and many international institutions are based here.

Upon completion of the programme, students receive a double degree - , one from KU Leuven and another from University of Zurich. A double degree from two leading law faculties in Europe will be of enormous added value for your future professional career in an international context.
Each partner university will select fifteen students to participate in this programme.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline March 1; June 1 EU
Tuition fee
  • EUR 890 Module (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 890 Module (EEA)

€ 890 (full-time), € 560 (part-time)

Start date
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible

Course Content

OBJECTIVES

In this Master program we provide students with both a comprehensive and deepened knowledge of European or International law. In doing so the knowledge and reflective capacities acquired in the national Bachelor of Law programme, wherever followed in the world, are put in a specific transnational perspective, allowing the student in turn to get a better understanding also of his national legal context.

The Master program also accentuates the need for a good methodological and comparative legal training. As such the clustering of some basic courses of European respectively international law, will give the student the opportunity to explore a wider subject matter, whilst a series of options will nevertheless allow the student further specialization in a specific area of European or international law.

As European and international law are interwoven, it is also made that the student next to his major choice for European or international law, will also address respectively international or European law. The Master paper as no other element of the program will show the ability of the student to integrate his national law, European law and international law understanding into a, largely methodically and comparatively based, capacity to view a legal problem in a truly legal holistic perspective.

As such the student will be made fit for functioning in truly international and multidisciplinary surroundings, - be it international institutions, multinational enterprises or international law firms, combining an open mind with an in depth knowledge of the area of law he or she has specialized in.

AFTER GRADUATION

Career paths

The Master of Law programme is a stepping stone to an interesting legal career. As experts in European and international law, our students work in international law firms, a wide variety of public service fields at all levels of the government and in European and international institutions or interest groups. Our graduates are also recruited by non-governmental organisations and companies in the private sector.

Audience


PROFILE

The ideal prospective student:

  • - has basic knowledge of local, European and international law and has a general understanding of the mutual relationship between these three systems of law:
  • - is capable of situating law in its social, historic and geographical context and is capable of subjecting law to critical, reflective research:
  • - has mastered and sufficiently extended his/her ability to reason in the abstract and his/her ability to achieve a synthesis and analysis in order to think in a creative and law-forming manner:
  • - has acquired the juristic manner to reason and argue:
  • - has knowledge of sources typical of law:
  • - has core skills in written and oral expression in English.

Requirements

Direct admission:
  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor in de rechten
To be admitted applicants have to show a satisfactory level of proficiency in English. The language requirement consists of a minimum level of knowledge of the English language Toefl test minimum 600 (paper based), 250 (computer based), 100 (internet based), I.E.L.T.S. minimum score of 7.5 or Cambridge-Proficiency level certificate.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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