Erasmus School of Law - Erasmus University Rotterdam

Introduction

Erasmus School of Law is one of the schools of Erasmus University Rotterdam: a world-class university ranked 71th in the Times Higher Education World Universities Ranking. Our LLM programmes combine academic thinking with practical training. In addition to the regular courses fieldtrips are organised to law firms, international courts and international companies to experience the (legal) practice: where Law meets Business.

As a student at Erasmus School of Law you will become part of an international community: our staff and students represent over 45 different nationalities! You will attend classes with people from many different legal cultures and improve your international and intercultural skills that prepare you for an international legal career. Erasmus School of Law is located in Rotterdam.

With the largest port in Europe, Rotterdam is one of the most important drivers of the Dutch economy. As a result Rotterdam today is a vibrant cosmopolitan and multicultural city that is home to over 160 nationalities and a host of multinational and local enterprises, like Unilever and Shell.

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European Master in Law and Economics (EMLE)

Campus Full time 10 months October 2017 Netherlands Rotterdam


The European Master in Law and Economics (EMLE) is a joint programme organized by the EMLE Consortium, of which seven European universities and two non-European university are full members. [+]

Do you want to study the interaction of law and economics? The joint European Master in Law and Economics (EMLE) is recognised by the European Commission as an Erasmus+: Erasmus Mundus Master Programme of “outstanding academic quality”. As a student you will become familiar with the economic effects of legal rules. You will be able to understand the economic implications of the core branches of law, such as contracts, property, corporate, torts and competition law. the unique opportunity for interdisciplinary studies of law and economics at two or even three European and Non-European universities an advanced understanding of the economic effects of divergent laws . an interdisciplinary and multicultural approach the perfect boost for an international professional career, for example, in public organisations, in multinational law firms or consultancy firms. the possibility to apply for several scholarships of Eramus Mundus What aspects does the programme cover? 
The European Master in Law and Economics (EMLE) is a joint programme organized by the EMLE Consortium, of which seven European universities and two non-European university are full members. The programme covers one academic year. The courses start in the beginning of October and end in July. The academic year is subdivided into three terms. In the first term, courses are offered in Bologna, Hamburg and Rotterdam. In the second term students will study in Rotterdam, Ghent or Hamburg. In the third term there is a wide gamut of courses and thesis topics to choose from. Students can spend their third term in Aix-en-Provence, Haifa, Hamburg, Mumbai, Vienna or Warsaw. 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. Most courses are devoted to the economic analysis of the most important branches of private, public and European law. The references to law in the courses will be of a comparative kind, due to the all-European character of the programme and the international composition of the audience. Students will be confronted with examples of their own and other legal systems. [-]

LLM Arbitration and Business Law

Campus Full time 10 months August 2017 Netherlands Rotterdam

The post-graduate LL.M. Arbitration and Business Law provides you with the practical and theoretical skills necessary to deal with business problems and dispute resolution (including arbitration and litigation) in an international or national context.
Boost you career in the field of arbitration and business law with this unique LL.M. [+]

Are you ready to resolve business disputes through arbitration?
 In a growing number of countries, arbitration is the prevailing standard in business dispute settlement. This is for example the case for the markets in China, South-America, Africa and Indonesia. Because of the globalization and related growth of international trade the number of international arbitration cases is rapidly increasing. The post-graduate LL.M. Arbitration and Business Law provides you with the practical and theoretical skills necessary to deal with business problems and dispute resolution (including arbitration and litigation) in an international or national context. 
Boost you career in the field of arbitration and business law with this unique LL.M. Unique and only programme on Arbitration offered in the Netherlands You are educated by excellent teachers who besides their academic position are also successful in the arbitration practice You receive small-scale education in an international classroom You have the possibility to participate in the international Willem C. Vis Moot  What aspects does the programme cover? The one year intensive postgraduate LL.M. is aimed at recently graduated lawyers and junior practitioners in its main markets who over the years have proven to be very interested in the fields of arbitration and business law. Each year talented international young professionals from all around the world enroll in this programme. Due to the small class size there is a lot of interaction among students and staff in to discuss cases and experiences in different countries. The Post-Graduate LL.M. program Arbitration and Business Law consists of some core business law courses: Conflicts of Law and International Litigation International Business Law combined with three specialized business law courses: Contract Drafting International Corporate Law Carriage of Goods and three courses specifically focussed on arbitration: Fundamentals of Arbitration Law International and Comparative Arbitration Law Arbitration Skills or Willem C. Vis Arbitration Moot 
Practical skills You are educated by excellent teaching staff. They have both a solid (international) academic background as a wealth of experience from the arbitration practise that they like to share with you. Improve your practical skills in the course on Arbitration Skills or participate in the Willem C. Vis Arbitration Moot.
You will acquire advanced, specialized legal training and will be qualified to work in multinational legal environments including as in-house legal counsel and as attorney in arbitration and litigation practice. [-]

LLM Commercial and Company Law

Campus Full time 12 months August 2017 Netherlands Rotterdam

Because of the unique combination of two jurisdictions, both international corporate law and commercial law, the master Commercial & Company Law provides a comprehensive overview of the company law field. [+]

Are you ready to study the legal aspects of doing business in an international setting?
This programme focuses on developments and practical problems from a comparative law perspective and pays attention to the differences in approach and outcome between civil and common law jurisdictions. Because of the unique combination of two jurisdictions, both international corporate law and commercial law, the master Commercial & Company Law provides a comprehensive overview of the company law field. Being located in the biggest port city of Europe the programme enables you to participate in company visits to see how things work in practice. The LL.M. programme Commercial and Company Law provides you with a unique combination of specialist courses in the field of company and commercial law, and with general courses in European Private Law and comparative private law. You are educated by excellent teaching staff. They have both a solid (international) academic background as a wealth of experience from commercial and legal practise. You study in one of the leading commercial centre and largest ports of Europe, which means you will often go “on-site” to see how things work in practice. Our graduates have great job perspectives! 
What aspects does the programme cover? Company Law
 The two main pillars of the Study Programme are 1. Company Law and 2. Commercial Law. The Company Law pillar focuses upon the main topics of corporate governance. Issues such as the functioning of the board of directors, shareholder rights and cross-border voting and some aspects of European labour law will be comprehensively discussed. Attention is also given to the EC-directives on the freedom of establishment, national and cross-border mergers, take over bids, representation, supra national companies and the Societas Europaea. Commercial Law
 The Commercial Law pillar consists of courses detailing the risks of international trade, how these risks can be allocated (e.g. by means of documents of title) and how they may be averted or minimized. 
Its focus is the individual contracts on which the cooperation between the multitude of businesses involved in an international sale of goods transaction is based as well as the legal foundations of these transactions. Such contracts include contracts of insurance, financing and payment, transport, storage and logistics. The legal foundations upon which this contractual cooperation rests include rights of ownership, security rights in goods, rules on liability, intellectual property rights and, due to the international nature of the dealings, guidelines as to which law applies and which court may be addressed. Practical skills
 
The Master Commercial Law distinguishes itself from other LL.M. programmes in Business law by putting an emphasis on private legal relationships, the balance between commercial law, corporate law and procedural law courses. 
Based in the port of Rotterdam, this programme educates legal professionals that are to become well versed in both Commercial and Company Law. Due to its position in the centre of a large trade hub the programme is able to offer you many opportunities for exploration of trade in practice by combining the theory that is taught with on-site visits and workshops. [-]

LLM International and European Public Law

Campus Full time 12 months August 2017 Netherlands Rotterdam

This unique and innovative LL.M. provides you with the skills to analyse the legal effects of economic integration and its consequences for the rule of law, democracy and human rights. [+]

Are you ready to study the legal effects of economic integration? 
Economic integration affects our lives in multiple ways and is often translated into policy and law. Think of the role of law in the process of European integration and in bodies such as the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in regulating international trade. This unique and innovative LL.M. provides you with the skills to analyse the legal effects of economic integration and its consequences for the rule of law, democracy and human rights. 
Profit from our international and approachable teaching staff who are also active in the legal practice. After completion you are able to provide profound legal advice in the field of international and European law and economic integration to both public and private entities. Acquire active working knowledge of the trade rules of the EU and the World Trade Organization (WTO) Develop excellent legal advisory and cross-cultural communication skills and get prepared to provide profound legal advice to both public organisations and private companies Receive education by excellent teaching staff. They have both a solid (international) academic background as a wealth of experience from commercial and legal practise.
 Benefit from discussions with well-known academic scholars and practitioners, such as judges, politicians and representatives of international organizations.   What aspects does the programme cover?  In the first block you will learn how European and International institutions encourage market integration. You will acquire active working knowledge of the trade rules of the EU and the World Trade Organization (WTO). Also you are challenged to consider the effects of market integration including for example human rights and the protection of the environment. In the second block you will explore the multidimensional nature of legal orders. You will study ‘real world issues’ to learn how international and European legal orders inter-relate with international private legal orders and national legal orders. In the third and fourth block you choose your specialization. You can opt for a track in European Union Law or in International Law and Global Governance. The European option focusses on Economic Integration Law and includes courses like EU competition law, Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) and Financial Supervision.
In the International Law specialization the focus lies on International Governance and includes courses like Human Rights Law, International Criminal Law, International Economic Law and Environmental Law. 
During the final block you follow only one course because you will spend the majority of your time in writing your thesis based on your specialization. Practical skills Acquiring practical legal skills is an important and useful aspect of this programme. You are trained to structure, write and present legal advice for example by producing a policy paper or pleading in a moot court session. In addition you will receive cross-cultural communications training which enables you to successfully negotiate in an international environment. Several courses include lectures from professionals working in the legal practice including (international) judges and lawyers.
Each year visits to European and international courts and/or organisations are organised by the staff and students. During these visits you are able to see how things work in practice. The LL.M. programme in International and European Union Law offers small scale education in which international students and the international staff actively engage with each other.  [-]

LLM Maritime and Transport Law

Campus Full time 12 months August 2017 Netherlands Rotterdam

The unique and comprehensive Master programme ‘Maritime and Transport Law’ provides you with thorough, in-depth knowledge of the dynamic world of maritime and transport law.  [+]

Are you ready to study the legal aspects of shipping and the transportation of goods?
 The unique and comprehensive Master programme ‘Maritime and Transport Law’ provides you with thorough, in-depth knowledge of the dynamic world of maritime and transport law. The Erasmus University is located in Rotterdam: Rotterdam is by far the largest seaport of Europe and one of the largest logistic and industrial hubs of the world. Studying at Erasmus School of Law, means studying where the action is! The LL.M. programme Maritime and Transport Law gives you a unique opportunity to obtain the legal know-how, the skills and practical experience needed for a career in maritime and transport law. You are educated by excellent teaching staff. They have both a solid academic background as a wealth of experience from legal practice and the maritime and transport industry. Your study location is a stone’s throw away from the largest port of Europe. You will visit companies to see how things work in practice. Our graduates have great job perspectives!   What aspects does the programme cover? As a student you acquire the research, writing and presentation skills essential to a successful career as a legal practitioner or an in-house counsel in the maritime- or transport-related business world. By focussing on current developments and practical problems from a comparative law perspective, you will develop an international outlook on the many legal aspects of shipping and the transportation of goods. 
Based in the port of Rotterdam, this programme educates legal professionals that are well prepared to meet the many challenges that arise from this field. The study programme is divided over four blocks of nine weeks each. During the first block you receive a general introduction to the subject matter. They learn how to do independent legal research and how to report their findings through presentations and papers during a 15 ECTS Legal Research and Writing Skills Course. Successful completion of this course is a precondition to being admitted to the Master Thesis. The second block is composed of three courses: Carriage of Goods, Law of the Ship and (Public) Law of the Sea. The third block you will follow the 10 ECTS course Charter-Parties & Bills of Lading and Maritime Casualties (5 ECTS). The last block consists of a Master Thesis (10 ECTS) and the course Marine Insurance Law. Practical skills Based in the port of Rotterdam, this programme educates legal professionals that are to become well versed in Maritime and Transport Law. Due to its position in the largest port of Europe the programme is able to offer you many opportunities to go on site and visit shipping and port businesses to see how things work in practice. [-]

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Erasmus School of Law

Address Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
Rotterdam 3062 PA, Netherlands
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