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 analyze 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 organizations 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 practice.
- 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.
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 European and international courts and/or organizations are organized 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 EuropeanUnion Law offers small-scale education in which international students and the international staff actively engage with each other.