At a Glance

Degree: Mas­ter of Laws (LL.M.)
Credit Points: 60
Length of Study: 3 se­mes­ters
Language: Eng­lish
Study Places: 25
Start Date: in April and Oc­to­ber
Application Deadline: Fe­bru­ary 15th, Au­gust 15th (late ad­mis­si­on pos­si­ble un­til March 31st, Sep­tem­ber 30th)
Costs: 9.700 Euro plus the cur­rent term cont­ri­bu­ti­on of 200 Euro per term
Programme Director: Prof. Dr. Jörg Phil­ipp Ter­hech­te, Prof. Dr. Tho­mas Wein

The LL.M. blended-learning competition and regulation Masters was laun­ched by Leu­pha­na Pro­fes­sio­nal School in 2013. This pro­gram­me of­fers working professionals a unique opportunity to specialise in competition and regulation law in Ger­ma­ny. Stu­dents in the LL.M. de­gree pro­gram­me will build up ex­ten­si­ve le­gal and eco­no­mic ex­per­ti­se over the cour­se of three se­mes­ters. The Mas­ters pro­gram­me, which is taught entirely in English, is also re­co­gnis­ed as a qua­li­fi­ca­ti­on for the tit­le of Fachanwalt or Fachanwältin für Vergaberecht (procurement lawyer).

Pioneering Competition Law Qualification With the Blended-learning LL.M.

The blen­ded-learning LL.M. Com­pe­ti­ti­on and Re­gu­la­ti­on pro­gram­me is de­si­gned to teach specialist competition and regulation law expertise in the light of the economic aspects of the field. The­re is strong fo­cus on practice, with a ran­ge of prac­ti­tio­ners in­vol­ved in the pro­gram­me.

Structure

Clo­se co­or­di­na­ti­on bet­ween the va­rious clas­ses on the LL.M. Com­pe­ti­ti­on and Re­gu­la­ti­on en­su­res stu­dents learn how law and economics interact. The LL.M. also has a strong research focus. New de­ve­lop­ments in the field of com­pe­ti­ti­on and re­gu­la­ti­on law are al­ways co­ve­r­ed in the re­le­vant clas­ses. Once you have com­ple­ted the LL.M., you have the op­ti­on of de­ve­lo­ping your aca­de­mic ex­per­ti­se fur­ther on a struc­tu­red "Com­pe­ti­ti­on & Re­gu­la­ti­on" doc­to­ral pro­gram­me.

Ano­ther key fo­cus of the LL.M. pro­gram­me is on practice: prac­ti­tio­ners from ma­jor law firms and re­pre­sen­ta­ti­ves of com­pe­ti­ti­on and re­gu­la­to­ry aut­ho­ri­ties sha­re their ex­pe­ri­en­ces on a re­gu­lar ba­sis. This gi­ves you a first-hand insight into both sides of work in competition and regulation law. You be­ne­fit from gre­at links to prac­tice, and can start buil­ding up your network and get ide­as for your ca­re­er plan­ning.

Gra­dua­tes of the blen­ded-learning LL.M. Com­pe­ti­ti­on and Re­gu­la­ti­on

  • have in-depth knowledge in the law of competition and regulation
  • have a basic command of the function of markets
  • have the ability to analyze the opportunities and limits of state interventions in markets, and
  • are ideally prepared for the application of economic questions within the framework of the law of competition and regulation
  • have a unique legal specialism that opens up a wide range of career prospects

LL.M. Blended-learning Programme: the Concept in Brief

In the 2016/​2017 win­ter se­mes­ter, the for­mat of the Com­pe­ti­ti­on & Re­gu­la­ti­on LL.M. was chan­ged to blen­ded learning. The num­ber of hours’ at­ten­dance was si­gni­fi­cant­ly re­du­ced to just 3 intensive blocks of 5 to 8 days. The­se blocks are held in Oc­to­ber, April and at the end of June.

Other­wi­se, the pro­gram­me is ba­sed on dis­tan­ce learning. Many of the LL.M. clas­ses are now of­fe­red as webinars and you can stu­dy from your lap­top at home. This ma­kes it even ea­sier to com­bi­ne stu­dy with your pro­fes­sio­nal com­mit­ments and en­su­re the right ba­lan­ce with your pri­va­te life.

Blended Learning for Your Professional LL.M.

The­re are cur­rent­ly few LL.M. that of­fer a blended-learning programme comprising intensive face-to-face and online components. This for­mat has been in­tro­du­ced at the Leu­pha­na Pro­fes­sio­nal School for the LL.M. Com­pe­ti­ti­on & Re­gu­la­ti­on to fa­ci­li­ta­te stu­dy­ing for an LL.M. whilst en­su­ring the right ba­lan­ce with your pro­fes­sio­nal and pri­va­te life. Apart from the three in­ten­si­ve blocks, you can fle­xi­bly struc­tu­re your LL.M. to con­ti­nue working in your pro­fes­si­on whilst suc­cess­ful­ly stu­dy­ing.

E-learning does not mean sim­ply watching vi­de­os on your com­pu­ter at home wi­thout any fur­ther sup­port. In fact, e-learning in­vol­ves much more ex­ten­si­ve sup­port than a con­ven­tio­nal de­gree. The­re are many short ac­tivi­ties such working through quiz­zes and wri­ting fo­rum posts that ac­tive­ly in­vol­ve you in the on­line dis­tan­ce-learning pro­gram­me. An e-tutor will help you to re­mem­ber the­se ac­tivi­ties and en­cou­ra­ge you to work on them.

The­re are also a num­ber of live clas­ses in the e-learning pha­se over the cour­se of your blen­ded learning LL.M.: a te­le­pho­ne con­fe­rence using Ado­be­Con­nect gi­ves you the chan­ce to en­ga­ge with staff, pro­fes­sio­nals and other stu­dents. The e-learning team at the Pro­fes­sio­nal School is the­re to pro­vi­de tech­ni­cal sup­port, so you can suc­cess­ful­ly stu­dy wi­thout ad­van­ced IT know­ledge.

This struc­tu­re is uni­que for a law pro­gram­me, dif­fe­ring si­gni­fi­cant­ly from tra­di­tio­nal law lec­tu­res and se­mi­nars. The com­bi­na­ti­on of e-learning and face-to-face blocks al­lows us to of­fer an LL.M. pro­gram­me that can be per­fect­ly com­bi­ned with your working life to pro­mo­te your ca­re­er in com­pe­ti­ti­on and re­gu­la­ti­on law.

Ano­ther part of the blen­ded-learning LL.M. is We­bi­nars. The eve­ning We­bi­nar for­mat brings in prac­ti­tio­ners from ma­jor law firms, who sha­re their ex­pe­ri­ence of work in com­pe­ti­ti­on and re­gu­la­ti­on law. Re­pre­sen­ta­ti­ves of com­pe­ti­ti­on aut­ho­ri­ties and re­gu­la­tors also re­port on their work and give you an in­sight into the "other side". The pro­gram­me thus has strong links to prac­tice, and stu­dents can start de­ve­lo­ping their own net­work in the com­pe­ti­ti­on and re­gu­la­ti­on field.

To Whom Is This Programme Directed?

The new con­ti­nuing-edu­ca­ti­on Mas­ters pro­gram­me re­sul­ting in an LL.M. in Com­pe­ti­ti­on & Re­gu­la­ti­on is in­ten­ded for ju­rists, la­wy­er trainees, as­ses­sors and at­tor­neys in­te­rested in fur­ther qua­li­fi­ca­ti­ons in the are­as of com­pe­ti­ti­on and re­gu­la­ti­on law. Tho­se suc­cess­ful­ly com­ple­ting the Mas­ters pro­gram­me have an op­por­tu­ni­ty to con­ti­nue on to the doc­to­ral de­gree.

Special Feature for Lawyer Trainees

With our in­no­va­ti­ve stu­dy con­cept, you can pur­sue an LL.M. in Com­pe­ti­ti­on & Re­gu­la­ti­on par­al­lel to your trainee­ship.

Five months pri­or to the ex­ams for the se­cond sta­te ex­ami­na­ti­on in law, le­gal trainees can in­ter­rupt their stu­dies at Leu­pha­na and con­ti­nue them fol­lo­wing the ex­ami­na­ti­on.

Please bear in mind that this programme does not qualify you for a student visa due to the short classroom session times.

Program taught in:
  • English

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