The LL.M. (Master of Laws) in European Law gives students the opportunity to acquire a comprehensive understanding of European Law in most areas falling within the competence of the European Union. Courses are taught with a comparative and international perspective.
The LLM in European Law is open to:
- Students who have successfully completed at least 2 academic years at an American Law School (through an exchange between their original University and the University of Panthéon-Assas)
- Students who hold a Juris Doctor (J.D.)
- Students who hold a degree in social sciences with a major in law or any other law degree awarded by a non- French University after completing at least 3 academic years or 180 ECTS
The selection procedure is based on an assessment of the application submitted by each candidate, and, should the selection panel choose to do so, an interview with the candidate to determine final selection.
All classes are conducted in English.
However, students are offered the possibility to take French language classes. For candidates for whom English is not their native language, the minimum level required for admission to the LLM in European Law is:
- TOEFL with a minimum of 100 points if Internet-based
- IELTS with a minimum score of 7.0/9
- Certificate of Proficiency in English (Cambridge ESOL)
The programme lasts one full academic year (from October to early May), and includes a Winter break around the Christmas holidays and a spring break around March or April.
The Master in European Law consists of 12 seminars of 24 h each (288 hours of instruction in total)
- The Institutional and Decision-making Structure of the European Union
- History of the European idea
- Free Movement of Goods, Capital and Services
- Company Law and Financial Markets
- Private International Law and Commercial Dispute Resolution
- Labour Law
- Intellectual Property
- Environmental Law
- External Relations
- Consumer Law
- Human Rights
Students may be permitted to replace an LL.M. seminar by another seminar taught in French within another programme available at the European College of Paris. However, this may be done only with the agreement of the Director of Studies and the professor who teaches the seminar.
- Prof. Thierry Bonneau (University of Panthéon-Assas),
- Prof. Emanuelle Chevreau (University of Panthéon-Assas),
- Prof. Olivier De Schutter (Universuty of Louvain, Belgium),
- Prof. Joseph Drexl (Max Planck Institute, Munich),
- Prof. Xavier Groussot (University of Lund, Sweden),
- Prof. Laurence Idot (University of Panthéon-Assas),
- Prof. Christine Kaddous (University of Geneva, Switzerland),
- Prof. Catherine Kessedjian (Director of Studies, University of Panthéon-Assas),
- Prof. Judge Sylvaine Poillot-Peruzzetto (University of Toulouse I, Judge at the Cour de Cassation),
- Prof. Marleen van Rijswick (Utrecht University),
- Prof. Anne-Lise Sibony (University of Louvain, Belgium),
- Dr. Morgan Sweeney (Maître de conférences, Université Paris-Dauphine).
- Prof. Loïc Azoulai (Institut Politique de Paris),
- Prof. George Bermann (Columbia University),
- Prof. Jürgen Basedow (Max Planck Institute, Hamburg),
- Prof. Katharina Boele-Woelki (President, Humboldt University),
- Mr. Pierre Charreton (Directeur Juridique, AREVA),
- Prof. Olivier Descamps (University of Pantheon-Assas),
- Prof. Eleanor Fox (New York University),
- Mrs. Brigitte Herzog (Former Director, Business Practices, UTC),
- Prof. David Gerber (Kent College of Law of Chicago, United States of America),
- Prof. Roger Goebel (Fordham University),
- Mr. Clemens Ladenburger (Assistant to the Director General, Legal service of the European Commission),
- Mrs. Sabine Lochman (Presidente du Directoire- BPI Group),
- Mr. Miguel Maduro (Minister of Labour, Portugal; Former Advocate General, European Court of Justice),
- Judge Vassilios Skouris (President, European Court of Justice),
- Mrs. Diana Wallis (President, European Law Institute; Former Vice President, European Parliament),
- Prof. Joseph Weiler (President, European University of Florence),
- Mr. Michael Wilderspin (European Commission).
Teaching is conducted in small groups under an interactive method.
One session of examinations will take place for each academic year. Examinations will be organised by each professor of the 12 seminars
under the supervision of the Director of Studies. However, students may replace one or several examinations by the preparation of a personal project under the supervision of a Professor, with the consent of the Director of Studies. Each seminar is graded on the basis of 20 points. If the personal project replaces two seminars, the basis is 40 points.
Students obtain the diploma if they cumulate at least a total of 120 points.
Honors are granted as follows:
- between 13 and 15 /20: Fair (Assez bien)
- between 15 and 17 /20: Good (Bien)
- between 17 and 20 /20: Very good (Très bien)
With the LL.M. in European Law students earn 60 credits ECTS.
Location of classes
Classes will be held at the Comparative Law Institute (28 rue Saint Guillaume, Paris 75007).
However some may be held at the University building (12 place du Panthéon) or in any other building (e.g. 92 rue d'Assas).
Students enrolling in the Master in European Law via an exchange program between their University and the University of Panthéon-Assas (Paris II) must pay the tuition fees at their home University and are not required to make further payment to the University Panthéon-Assas, apart from administrative fees in the order of 260 Euros and Social Security fees in the order of 200 Euros.
All other students must pay a tuition fee of 10,000 Euros, payable in total by 30 June of the Academic year preceding the year of enrolment. In addition, upon enrolment, students will pay administrative fees in the order of 260 Euros and Social Security fees in the order of 200 Euros.
No scholarship grants are available from the University of Panthéon-Assas or from the European College of Paris.
Why to choose the European College of Paris?
The European College of Paris,
part of the University Panthéon-Assas
, consists of a team of highly qualified Professors and has a reputation of excellence, as much for the quality of its teaching as for its research projects and its strong links with French, European and International institutions, the business world and the legal profession.
The University is situated in the Latin Quarter, at the heart of the seats of power and culture that make Paris a unique place in which to study. Paris is 1 hour and 20 minutes from Brussels, 2 hours and 20 minutes from Strasbourg, and 2 hours and 10 minutes from Luxemburg (the 3 main centres of the institutions of the European Union). The headquarters of the OECD and UNESCO are also located in Paris.
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