European Private Law is a Master’s programme on European civil and commercial law in context. It combines a set of core courses on topics at the heart of Europeanisation and internationalisation with a broad range of elective courses on subjects of high economic and societal relevance.
Private Law Across Borders
Today, many important private law questions no longer stop at national and disciplinary borders. Lawyers, working in legal practice, national and EU institutions, international corporations, NGOs and academia, are increasingly confronted with rules and doctrines of European and international origin.
Is this programme for me?
This programme uniquely equips students with the insights, knowledge, and critical skills needed for dealing with private law issues in a rapidly changing world. It provides a thorough understanding of the European and international aspects of private law, and of the economic, social and political forces driving its Europeanisation and globalization.
This Master's programme is intended for students who are interested in pursuing a career in one of the various legal professions, either in or outside the European Union. Employment opportunities will be open to graduates in internationally oriented law firms, in-house law departments in multinational companies around the world, European Union institutions, national public institutions responsible for private law legislation, adjudication bodies and academic research.
There is a growing demand in the labour market for experts in private law on account of their unique familiarity with both EC private law and leading national systems of private law.
The programme European Private Law combines a coherent set of core courses on topics at the heart of Europeanisation and internationalisation, with a broad range of elective courses on subjects of high economic and societal relevance.
The central aim of the track European Private Law is to educate a new generation of internationally oriented private lawyers with a broad, deep and critical understanding of the on-going Europeanisation and globalisation of private law and its dynamics.
International and European perspective
Vital private law questions are addressed consistently from international and European perspectives. Students are invited to engage critically with private law rules and doctrines and the forces driving their Europeanisation and globalisation. The courses offered are taught by internationally renowned experts conducting innovative research at the frontiers of private law and its critique.
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Last updated October 14, 2018