Master of Law (Leuven)

General

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Program Description

The law faculties of the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) and the University of Zurich offer a double degree program that is fully taught in English. The two-year master’s program incorporates one year of study in Leuven and another in Zurich.

What is the program all about?

The program focuses on each institution's individual strengths: International and European Law in Leuven and Arbitration Law, Financial Law and Human Rights Law in Zurich. Switzerland enjoys a world-class reputation as a center of arbitration and banking, and many international institutions are based there in Geneva, just as they are in Brussels, some 30km from Leuven.

Upon completion of the program, students receive a double degree - one from KU Leuven and another from the University of Zurich. A double degree from two leading law faculties in Europe will be of enormous added value for your future professional career in an international context.

Each partner university will select fifteen students to participate in the program.

Strengths

  • 2 degrees from 2 leading Law faculties in Europe.
  • Fully taught in English.
  • One year of study in Leuven and another one in Zurich.

Is this the right program for me?

Ideally, you should possess the following attributes:

  • basic knowledge of local, European and international law and have a general understanding of the mutual relationship between these three systems of law;
  • a capability for situating law in its social, historical and geographical context;
  • an ability to treat the law with critical, reflective research;
  • a mastery to reason in the abstract, synthesize and analyze in order to think in a creative and law-forming manner;
  • a thorough knowledge of the sources typical of law.

Career opportunities

The Master of Law program is a stepping stone towards an interesting legal career. As experts in European and international law, our students work in international law firms, a wide variety of public service fields at all levels of the government and in European and international institutions and in special interest groups. Our graduates are also recruited by non-governmental organizations and companies in the private sector.

Start your career, during your studies

During your bachelor's and master's program you can already shape your own profile by choosing a certain specialization, studying abroad (Erasmus), doing a work placement, or starting your own business.

The Student Career Center is happy to put you on the right track towards your first work experience. The center also coaches you in the search for an interesting job and helps you with job interviews. For students wanting to start their own business KU Leuven also has Lcie, the KU Leuven community that encourages students with innovative and entrepreneurial ideas.

Don’t know where to start? The Student Career Center's databases contain offers for jobs, volunteer work, innovation projects, and student jobs. You can also visit one of the events organized by the Career Center.

Last updated Mar 2020

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