LL.M. Law in a European and Global Context Católica Global School of Law
LL.M. Law in a European and Global Context
This is a program like no other offered in Europe. It is not simply one more program focusing on European and International Law, our aim is to teach Law in a European and Global Context and to do so with a top international faculty and employing new methodologies and pedagogical techniques.
Why Law in a European and Global Context
Law is changing. Lawyers increasingly need to operate in the context of a plurality of jurisdictions and legal sources. As a consequence, a growing number of legal actors (in courts as outside courts and even in the legislative process) need to operate in multiple jurisdictions and be comfortable working with different legal sources.
At the same time, economic and social integration increases the multinational character of the cases in which lawyers are called in to assist on a daily basis. This has also given rise to an emerging international market for legal services. All this requires a different type of lawyer from the traditional lawyer trained exclusively in a particular domestic legal system. It requires a truly international legal education, where courses are specifically tailored to meet the challenges of this pluralism of legal sources and jurisdictions. This is the purpose of this Master/LL.M. Degree on Law in a European and Global Context.
The program will adopt the approach to teaching that Joseph Weiler has coined as “Total Law™”. This represents a bold pedagogical and intellectual break with the traditional ways of teaching Law.
The students enrolled in this course will face a huge effort with which most will be unfamiliar: it will demand a sustained level of very high commitment, preparation, and engagement. But the rewards will be rich: both in intellectual excitement and professional formation.
Attendance and ECTS
This LL.M. is a one-year full-time program, running from September to July. The academic calendar is structured into three terms divided into 12 hours of classes per week,4 hours a day, generally held in the mornings, from Monday to Saturday.
Students are encouraged to take advantage of the exchange agreements with top American and European Law Schools and attend an additional semester abroad.
Students approved in a Master of Laws Thesis will receive a Master Diploma, according to the Bologna Declaration.
Brazilian students approved in a Master of Laws Thesis will receive a Master Diploma which may be recognized as a “Diploma de Mestrado” in Brazil.
Católica LL.M. students have the opportunity to extend their studies earning a second LL.M. degree in one of the following prestigious partner Universities.
Program Tuition Fee
Scholarships and Funding
Scholarships are available. Please contact the School Admissions Office.