LLM European Law

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Program Description

European Law is a one-year Master’s specialization at the internationally renowned Leiden Law School at Leiden University. The programme distinguishes itself by its multidisciplinary approach, covering substantive and institutional EU law as well as economic law and human rights within the EU perspective.

Scope of EU law

European law is an exciting and rapidly developing discipline. There are few areas of national law and policy within Europe that remain untouched by the influence of European legislation. The scope of EU law, however, is even wider, as Europe is becoming an increasingly important actor on the international stage.

In this programme, you will focus on the various aspects of European Law, as well as the European protection of human rights. This specialisation focuses on various areas of European Law - such as human rights, the internal market and the EU's external relations - from a substantive and an institutional law perspective. You will gain in-depth knowledge about these aspects, while at the same time developing the professional skills needed in the EU-related legal career.

The content of the master's programme is connected with that of the Law Faculty's research programme: Securing the Rule of Law in a World of Multi-level Jurisdiction. Briefly stated, the research programme addresses the question as to how the rule of law (i.e. democracy, protection of human rights, adequate legal remedies) can be maintained when the law is formed at several levels.

International atmosphere

Our aim in this programme is to provide you with in-depth academic knowledge and to equip you with the professional skills needed in the EU-related legal career. For this purpose, teaching is done in small, seminar-style classes, with ample attention to practical skills in special privatissimum and practicum classes. Our programme attracts students from within and outside of the EU, which makes for a truly international atmosphere.

Interested?

If you would like to know more, please get in touch or visit the programme introduction page on our website: http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/european-law/en/introduction.

Among the subjects you will be taking with this programme, you may find the following:

  • European Protection of Human Rights
  • The Union in the World
  • EU Institutional Law & General Principles of EU Law
  • European Law in Practice - Practicum
  • EU Internal Market and Competition Law
Last updated Sep 2020

About the School

Are you curious, critical and involved in the world around you? At Leiden University, the oldest university in the Netherlands, you can make a valuable contribution to tackling the various national an ... Read More

Are you curious, critical and involved in the world around you? At Leiden University, the oldest university in the Netherlands, you can make a valuable contribution to tackling the various national and international challenges facing modern society. Together with academics and fellow students from all over the world, you will actively address these challenges. We keep an open mind, do not shy away from difficult discussions and allow one another the space to disagree. We expect the same active, open-minded and critical attitude from you. We challenge you to look beyond your own boundaries. Leiden University welcomes anyone who wants to achieve their full potential. Our modest community size in the historical cities of Leiden and The Hague creates a highly personal and committed atmosphere. Together, we map out a learning path that suits you and your ambitions. You will also be encouraged to conduct research in cooperation with eminent and enthusiastic scholars. The knowledge and skills you develop here will benefit you for the rest of your life, regardless of the career path you choose! Read less
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