LLB in EU Law

European Law and Governance School

Program Description

LLB in EU Law

European Law and Governance School

This uniquely designed and cutting-edge three year taught undergraduate degree program lies at the heart of the mission of the ELGS, which is to offer students an in-depth look at European Union Law from a supranational perspective, thus granting students a clear view and understanding of the EU’s mission, progress and roadmap leading to the complete integration and harmonization of the various legal systems of the EU. Moreover, this program will grant students the opportunity to develop critical skills and valuable professional experience that will prepare them for life after graduation.

This program is the first of its kind and fills a gap in traditional legal training by providing students with the history of the development of EU legal law, EU legal theory, its institutions, and the practical application and functioning of these theories and institutions from a top down perspective, as opposed to the focus on a national legal system. This is important and imperative as the integration of the various legal systems of the EU has progressed and the emphasis has shifted towards the commonalities between the systems, rather than the differences.

The LLB in EU law is created and supported by the expansive ELGS International Faculty network of over 100 legal and governance scholars and practitioners worldwide, the ELGS’ Partner Universities across Europe and the world, and the EPLO. Importantly, students of the program will be granted access to attend EPLO events on key themes in EU law and governance and to interact with renown EU leaders and decision-makers. Students graduate with a clear understanding of the most up-to-date scholarly research in the field of European Union law, as well as the practical applications of the theoretical knowledge, and a solid professional network to support them in their career after the ELGS.

To whom it is addressed

This degree is ideal for students that:

  • seek positions in EU institutions and bodies,
  • desire to be lawyers in large legal firms operating at an EU level, are from outside of the EU but must interact with the EU,
  • desire to be legal advisors working at cross-border levels within the EU, and
  • aim to be national public administrators that work on an EU level

Program Benefits

This program enables students to better understand the current context, framework and long-term objectives of the EU in its mission for the full integration of Member States, and also enables students a great degree of flexibility, mobility and personalization of their studies . Through the many partnerships of the ELGS, students can further on specialize in a national law of their choice by studying abroad at the many partner universities and institutions throughout Europe and the world.

Additionally, students will need to serve as interns in return for course credits, thus gaining invaluable on-the-job experience and building a professional network to support them after graduation. By the end of this program, students will be able to understand the origins of EU legal integration, its systems and framework, where the challenges lie, and where more work needs to be done.

Program Content

The LLB in EU law is a three- year taught degree program, earning a total of 180 ECTS credits. Courses are led by key theorists and practitioners in their fields, and delivered through classic lectures and interactive tutorials. Some courses will also integrate other teaching methodologies where appropriate, such as moot courts, site visits to various public and private offices, as well as group presentations. Students must successfully complete 18 compulsory modules and 10 optional modules, which include skills courses and an internship.

The list of available courses for 2016-2017 are as follows:*

Year 1

Compulsory Modules

  1. Introduction to Legal Theory
  2. History of European Law: Modern History of Europe and the Evolution of Legal Systems
  3. Constitutional Law and Comparative Constitutional Law
  4. Rights Framework: EU; ECHR; National Constitutions
  5. General Principles of Civil Law
  6. Skills Course: Presentation, Preparation & Student Reviews

Elective Modules*

  • A. Introduction to National Law
  • B. Comparative Law
  • C. Labour Law Rights
  • D. Political Economy and Political Philosophy
  • E. Law and Economics
  • F. Political Economy

*subject to adequate enrollment

Year 2

Compulsory Modules

  1. General Principles of Administrative Law
  2. General Principles of Commercial Law
  3. General Principles of Criminal Law
  4. European Law, General Course
  5. Public International Law
  6. Skills Course: Rhetoric

Elective Modules*

  • A. Central Banking Law
  • B. Trade Law
  • C. Essentials of Corporate Finance
  • D. Law and Religion
  • E. Law and Environment
  • F. Global Law

*subject to adequate enrollment

Year 3

Compulsory Modules

  1. European Civil Law
  2. European Administrative Law
  3. European Competition Law
  4. European Company Law
  5. International Investment and Arbitration Law
  6. Skills Course: Mock Trials

Elective Modules*

  • A. Central Banking Law
  • B. Trade Law
  • C. Essentials of Corporate Finance
  • D. Law and Religion
  • E. Law and Environment
  • F. Global Law

*subject to adequate enrollment

Academic Requirements

Prospective students for the LLB in EU Law who have completed their high school studies with top honors in one of the EU Member States and meet requirements to apply to university in their home country are invited to apply. Additionally, students holding an internationally recognized high school degree (ex. International Baccalaureate) that have received top honors are invited to apply.

Students having completed their high school studies at an institution based in a country outside of the EU that have participated in a program that is not recognized internationally, are also invited to apply, but they may be requested to submit additional documents upon the decision of the Admissions Board. Due to the international nature of the program and the student body, grading equivalencies will be determined by the Admissions Board.

Language Requirements

All courses of the program will be taught in the English language, with the exception of specialized optional modules. As a result, students originating from non-English speaking countries must evidence their level of English language skills in accordance with the following:

  • TOEFL Internet based, 80
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency, C
  • Other internationally recognized tests with equivalent marks may be accepted, upon decision of the Faculty Board

Students intending to study at a partner institution as part of their studies, or to undertake an internship in a language other than English will be asked to clearly demonstrate their ability to attend courses and work in the relevant language.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated December 13, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Oct. 2017
Duration
Duration
3 years
Full time
Price
Price
9,900 EUR
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Applications open for session 2017-18
Start date Oct. 2017
Place
Greece Athens
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Applications open for session 2017-18
End date June 23, 2017
Duration 3 years
Price 9,900 EUR