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LLM European Law

The LL.M. (master of laws) is an internationally recognized postgraduate law degree. An LL.M. strength just usually does not allow one to practice law; in most cases, LL.M. students must earn a professional degree

The LLM program in EU law is dedicated to the legal environment of the European Union. This program offers in depth study that targets all relevant branches of contemporary law within the context of EU.

The official name of the country is the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. It is found in Western Europe with German as the official language. The country has only one university: University of Luxembourg.

Luxembourg is a small city and the capital of Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. The city is a center of Education as it has many famous educational institutions such as the University of Luxembourg.

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Master in European and International Financial Law LL.M.

University of Luxembourg, Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Luxembourg

This specialisation covers all theoretical and practical aspects in the field of banking and financial law. European law is taught both as a subject matter (European Securities Law, European Banking Law, European Investment Funds Law, European Company Law) but also on a comparative basis. The programme includes also lectures on Banking and Securities Law of several European jurisdictions. [+]

Law Studies in LLM European Law in Luxembourg in Luxembourg. Description This specialisation covers all theoretical and practical aspects in the field of banking and financial law. European law is taught both as a subject matter (European Securities Law, European Banking Law, European Investment Funds Law, European Company Law) but also on a comparative basis. The programme includes also lectures on Banking and Securities Law of several European jurisdictions. The programme benefits from the support of prestigious private and public partners. The proximity of the EU institutions and Luxembourg’s role as the leading financial centre for investment funds in Europe, make the Faculty an ideal place for gaining expertise in banking and financial law. With an option to further specialise in Collective Investment Schemes (CIS) during the last semester, students can further enhance their knowledge of the laws regulating Undertakings for Collective Investments in Transferable Securities (UCITS). Why specialise in European Banking and Financial Law at the University of Luxembourg? Support of prestigious private and public partners, at the European and national level: the European Investment Bank, the European Investment Fund, the Ministry of finance, the Luxembourg Central Bank, the Securities Regulatory Commission, and the Insurance regulator, the Luxembourg Banking Business association, Luxembourg Stock Exchange, Arendt & Medernach, Bonn & Schmitt, Bonn Steichen & Partners, Elvinger Hoss & Prussen and Linklaters. Unique in Europe: Specialise in “Investment fund” during the second semester: The Collective investment schemes (CIS) option prepares 20 students for a legal career in the field of collective investment schemes or investment funds Law. Sharpen your English and French language skills, thanks to bilingual programme (specialised language training in legal English and French is offered by the University during the year). Selected lectures at the House of Finance (Goethe University Frankfurt). Moreover, a large amount of lectures and seminars are delivered by first-rate practitioners from above mentioned law firms chosen for their individual expertise. Investment fund specialisation The option Collective investment schemes (CIS) , is a track of the Master in European and International Financial Law’s specialisation in European Banking and Financial Law second semester. With no other university offering legal training in CIS Law of comparable depth, the features of this program are unique in Europe. Career opportunities Foreign students can return in their country to practice law. Students can also decide to stay in Luxembourg and work in a financial institution in Luxembourg. In order to work in a Luxembourg law firm, students will need to take the Luxembourg bar exam. Preparation to the bar exam starts in October and last around 6 months. More information on the preparation (Cours complémentaires en droit luxembourgeois or CCDL ») can be found at: http://www.mj.public.lu/professions/avocat/stage_judiciaire/index.html. Students, who are already lawyers in their home jurisdiction, when it is a Member State of the European Union, do not have to take the Luxembourg bar exam. In general, students have no problem to find a highly qualified job in Luxembourg. The level of compensation in Luxembourg is competitive compared to other countries. Students can also decide to start a PhD. Positions are available on a regular basis. Structure of Studies 1 year LL.M. Qualified and motivated advanced law students are welcome at the University of Luxembourg and are encouraged to directly enter into the European Economic and Financial Criminal Law specialization. During the one-year Programme, each student will follow an established curriculum intended to give him or her in-depth knowledge of, and practical training in, European Economic and Financial Criminal Law. Applicants must have already successfully completed four years of law studies (Master/240 ECTS), including courses on criminal law and European Union law. 2 year LL.M. Students not meeting the criteria for the 1-year LL.M. may apply for a 2-year LL.M., with the first year thereof being common to all LL.M. programmes offered by the University of Luxembourg. Students in that first year may choose courses from a variety of offerings in European, comparative, and international law. Applicants must have successfully completed three years of law studies (Bachelor/180 law ECTS) to be considered for the optional 2-year Programme. Programme The first semester program is dedicated to learning the basis of European banking and financial law. The second semester is dedicated to seminars and case based learning. Since 2012, students can choose, upon agreement of the direction of the program, to follow in the second semester an "Investment funds" track. A selected number of students, upon availability, can take part free of charge in the high level "Islamic Finance Seminar" which takes place usually in March. The program can be followed in one year or, upon agreement and for a limited number of participants, on a part time basis. Application Around 25 students are admitted each year, with a maximum of 40. Applications are examined by a selection committee on a continuous basis. Admission is highly selective. Due to this stringent selection, the success rate of students is close to 100 %. Excellent knowledge of English and French is required. The majority of lectures takes place in English. However, written exams can be answered either in English or in French. Crash courses in English and French are available, upon a fee, at the start of the semester. The student body is highly international with usually more than 10 different nationalities, mostly but not exclusively European. Therefore, the atmosphere is strongly and uniquely international. Two students come from the Higher School of Economics (HSE) in Moscow, which is one of the best law schools in Russia. [-]

Master in European Economic Law LL.M.

University of Luxembourg, Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Luxembourg

Learn from the Faculty’s distinguished academic staff, but also from judges & legal practitioners from the Court of Justice of the European Union and the private practise. All done in small groups with a direct access to your teachers. [+]

7 reasons to study for an LL.M. at the University of Luxembourg Practical and personalised instruction: Learn from the Faculty’s distinguished academic staff, but also from judges & legal practitioners from the Court of Justice of the European Union and the private practise. All done in small groups with a direct access to your teachers. Bilingual programmes: Sharpen your language skills to your professional advantage, as English and French are both the programmes’ working languages. European and Financial capital: Engage with the surrounding European institutions, such as the Court of Justice of EU, the EIB, etc. Study in one of the most important financial centers in Europe with increasing needs of highly qualified staff. Moot Court: Gain international recognition and practise by participating in world-renowned competitions. Study abroad & Internships: Be immersed in different legal systems, & cultures by studying a semester abroad in leading partner law schools in the US, China, Russia, India or Canada. Prepare for the job market with professional experience during your studies. Leading Research & Recognition: Share the success of the Faculty’s listing in the Financial Times Innovative Law Schools Report. Benefit from the excellent research environment as the Research Unit in Law gets top recognition in recent external evaluation. International faculty & student body: Make connections with highly qualified faculty & talented students from over 80 countries. Carreer opportunities You will find our graduates working in European institutions, national governments, banking and finance institutions, as members of the judiciary or in law firms. Structure of studies 1 year LL.M. option Advanced law students are welcome at the University of Luxembourg and may enter directly into one of the six LL.M. specialisations. In the following pages you will find a brief description of each programme. Applicants should have completed successfully 4 years of law studies (Master / 240 ECTS), including courses relevant to the specialisation. 2 year LL.M. option The first year is common to all LL.M. programmes. It offers a variety of courses in European, comparative and international law from which the students may choose in order to prepare for the requirements of the second year. During the second year each of the six specialisations provides an in-depth knowledge and practical training in the chosen field. Applicants should have completed successfully 3 years of law studies (Bachelor / 180 ECTS). [-]

Master in European Law LL.M.

University of Luxembourg, Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 semesters September 2017 Luxembourg

This specialisation concentrates on European, Transnational, and Comparative law. It benefits from first-hand interaction with current legal issues and leaders due to the proximity of numerous European institutions, including the Court of Justice of the EU and the European Investment Bank. The programme is research-based and offers broad insight into the different fields of European law and an additional option to specialise in Satellite, Communications and Media Law. [+]

Law Studies in LLM European Law in Luxembourg in Luxembourg. Description This specialisation concentrates on European, Transnational, and Comparative law. It benefits from first-hand interaction with current legal issues and leaders due to the proximity of numerous European institutions, including the Court of Justice of the EU and the European Investment Bank. The programme is research-based and offers broad insight into the different fields of European law and an additional option to specialise in Satellite, Communications and Media Law. The specialisation in General European Law builds on the knowledge students acquired during their first year of studies in the Master in European Law LL.M. at the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance or equivalent competencies acquired at another University. This specialisation addresses students with a more research-oriented focus and an interest in a broad overview of European Law, thereby allowing a vast possibility for areas in which to conduct professional work in the future. Students in this field have the possibility to build their own study programme according to their interests. It allows a widespread insight into the different relevant topics in European Law by profiting from the other specialisations in European Law offered at the Faculty - altogether five other specialisations - from which the courses can be chosen. Altogether, the courses chosen in the first semester add up to 30 ECTS and after a short trial period at the beginning of each winter semester the students hand in their final choices which are then accepted on individual basis by the course director. Why specialise in General European Law at the University of Luxembourg? Taught by leading academics in the field, as well as Judges and Advocate Generals of the Court of Justice of the European Union. Small group of 25 highly qualified studentsfrom across Europe Sharpen your English and French language skills, thanks to bilingual programme (specialised language training in legal English and French is offered by the University during the year). Rare opportunity to specialise in Satellite Communications and Media Law. Access to high-level conferences organised at the University. Participation in Moot Court competitions (the competitions cover the field of European Law in general, European Convention on Human Rights Law, Public International Law, Investment Arbitration Law, International Commercial Arbitration Law, WTO Law and others) is an obligatory part of this specialisation for which a number of ECTS are granted, thereby compensating for regular courses. Career opportunities Access to any legal profession (national administrations, European institutions, law firms, notaries, judiciary, legal counsels, banks and financial institutions). Possibility to continue into a PhD programme. Structure of studies 1 year LL.M. option Advanced law students are welcome at the University of Luxembourg and may enter directly into the General European Law specialisation. Applicants should have completed successfully 4 years of law studies (Master / 240 ECTS), including courses on General European law. 2 year LL.M. option The first year is common to all LL.M. programmes. It offers a variety of courses in European, comparative and international law from which the students may choose in order to prepare for the requirements of the second year. During the second year you will acquire an in-depth knowledge and practical training in European Law. Applicants should have completed successfully 3 years of law studies (Bachelor / 180 ECTS). SatComMedia Law option The University of Luxembourg offers students the rare opportunity to specialise in one of the most cutting-edge & rapidly developing fields of Law – that of Satellite Communications and Media Law. This includes elements of space law, telecommunication law, internet law, intellectual property and data protection law, all of which are taught in an International, European and also national Luxembourg perspective. Programme The programme of the third semester in the General European Law Master is individually built by the students according to their interests. It is a mixture of courses chosen from the different specialisations in the three Master programmes and can also include courses of the first year of the Master if they were not previously followed by the student. In order to find out about the concrete courses and possibilities interested applicants should consult the programmes of all the Masters to be found under the menu points of the second year. In addition, the participation in a Moot court competition (more information here , areas of the competitions can cover the field of European Law in general, European Convention on Human Rights Law, Public International Law, Investment Arbitration Law, International Commercial Arbitration Law, WTO Law and others) is an obligatory part of this specialization for which a number of ECTS are granted, thereby compensating for regular courses. The competitions typically run during the first and a part of the second semester and the teams are put together after a selection process. Also, some courses that are specific to the General European Law Master are offered in the option SatComMedia Law (Programme to download here). These courses include amongst others European Media Law, Luxembourgish Media Law, Satellite communications in the international Legal context, European Space and Telecommunications Law, Intellectual Property Law, Data Protection Law, Internet cases litigation. Students of the General European Law Master can choose some of these courses or do the full list of courses (in that case covering the entire third semester) if they would like to receive a certification of having passed the option in SatComMediaLaw. Altogether, the courses chosen in the first semester add up to 30 ECTS and after a short trial period at the beginning of each winter semester the students hand in their final choices which are then accepted on individual basis by the course director. The second semester is entirely made up of writing a Master thesis of around 100-120 pages. Finding a topic, researching and writing gives students the possibility to show their ability for individual research and in-depth analysis of a specific legal question. The thesis is then defended in an oral exam and the combination of both makes up the 30 ECTS of the second semester. Students of the SatComMedia Law option choose a topic for their thesis in the specific field of the option and can combine writing the thesis with doing a ‘stage’ in a law firm, company or government agency active in satellite communications and media law. [-]