The European Union is one of the most complex yet fascinating socio-economic organizations in today’s world and it is essential nowadays to understand the functioning and nature of its legal system. As a major international player, the European Union has established ties with countries all over the world in trade, cooperation, financial and humanitarian capacities. The European Union is ever growing and more insightful experts are required in the field. The LLM in European law of Université Paris II is a unique and concise program, entirely taught in English, which offers you the possibility to study in depth the most relevant areas of law and gain insight into the political, legal and financial implications it entails. A genuinely European team of highly qualified professors teaches the courses and allows you to acquire the necessary skills to face the exciting challenges and opportunities of our time.
The program is open to students with a legal background from any place in the world
The LLM in European Law is open to:
- Students who have successfully completed at least 2 academic years at an American Law School (through an exchange between their original University and the University of Panthéon-Assas)
- Students who hold a Juris Doctor (J.D.)
- Students who hold a degree in social sciences with a major in law or any other law degree awarded by a non- French University after completing at least 4 academic years or 240 ECTS
The selection procedure is based on an assessment of the application submitted by each candidate, and, should the selection panel choose to do so, an interview with the candidate to determine final selection.
All classes are conducted in English.
However, students are offered the possibility to take French language classes. For candidates for whom English is not their native language, the minimum level required for admission to the LLM in European Law is:
- TOEFL with a minimum of 100 points if Internet-based
- IELTS with a minimum score of 7.0/9
- Certificate of Proficiency in English (Cambridge ESOL)
The programme lasts one full academic year (from September to early May), and includes a Winter break around the Christmas holidays and a spring break around March or April.
The Master in European Law consists of 12 seminars of 24 h each (288 hours of instruction in total)
- The Institutional and Decision-making Structure of the European Union
- History of the European idea
- Free Movement of Goods, Capital and Services
- Company Law and Financial Markets
- Private International Law and Commercial Dispute Resolution
- Labour Law
- Intellectual Property
- Environmental Law
- External Relations
- Consumer Law
- Human Rights
Students may be permitted to replace an LL.M. seminar by another seminar taught in French within another programme available at the European College of Paris. However, this may be done only with the agreement of the Director of Studies and the professor who teaches the seminar.
The University is situated in the Latin Quarter, at the heart of the seats of power and culture, allowing the students to be situated in a historical and unique location. Paris is 1 hour and 20 minutes from Brussels, 2 hours and 20 minutes from Strasbourg, and 2 hours and 10 minutes from Luxemburg (the centers of the European Union main Institutions).
The headquarters of the OECD and UNESCO are also located in Paris.