LLM European Law


Hey guys!
I'm having a hard time trying to choose my european law LLM. I've seen 3 courses which I find interesting and affordable: Maastricht, Tilburg (EU Economic and Competiton Law) and Leiden.(Yes I know UK programmes are probably better, but I have no way to pay one of those.)
Which one do you think that would give me the best opportunities? (market, eu comission, etc)
Thanks for any help!

Hey guys!
I'm having a hard time trying to choose my european law LLM. I've seen 3 courses which I find interesting and affordable: Maastricht, Tilburg (EU Economic and Competiton Law) and Leiden.(Yes I know UK programmes are probably better, but I have no way to pay one of those.)
Which one do you think that would give me the best opportunities? (market, eu comission, etc)
Thanks for any help!
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pmmanero

Hey GilMarques! :)

You are right about prices, UK Universities are in another league... I am a student of the International and EU Law Master at Tilburg Uni (the Economic and competition track) and, so far I have no job.. hahaha

Having said that however, I think that would still be the case should I have attended Leiden (another option I balanced myself). It is true that here a law fair is not hosted (to my knowledge), but we have had different career talks by some teachers/professionals pretty encouraging. Reference letters are usually no problem and I have to say I have found professors very approachable and nice (and specifically, some are very knowledgeable in the competition area! -Pierre Larouche is an amazing example in my opinion-).

I think that it all depends on you when you come here (as it does when you go to so many other unis). Of course, it would be nice to have some companies and law firms approaching you, but this way you see how far can you go by yourself (which I find pretty rewarding). As for the European Commission and other Institutions, from what I know, the internships are pretty competitive, but there are some PhD. students here that can give you useful tips in trying to make a killer application!

Hope it helped and, whatever you decide, good luck! :)

Hey GilMarques! :)

You are right about prices, UK Universities are in another league... I am a student of the International and EU Law Master at Tilburg Uni (the Economic and competition track) and, so far I have no job.. hahaha

Having said that however, I think that would still be the case should I have attended Leiden (another option I balanced myself). It is true that here a law fair is not hosted (to my knowledge), but we have had different career talks by some teachers/professionals pretty encouraging. Reference letters are usually no problem and I have to say I have found professors very approachable and nice (and specifically, some are very knowledgeable in the competition area! -Pierre Larouche is an amazing example in my opinion-).

I think that it all depends on you when you come here (as it does when you go to so many other unis). Of course, it would be nice to have some companies and law firms approaching you, but this way you see how far can you go by yourself (which I find pretty rewarding). As for the European Commission and other Institutions, from what I know, the internships are pretty competitive, but there are some PhD. students here that can give you useful tips in trying to make a killer application!

Hope it helped and, whatever you decide, good luck! :)
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Hey GilMarques,

What about the IES-VUB programme? I'm thinking of applying as I see they have applications open again.
I love the location in Brussels and it's super affordable compared to other LLMs. (I'm from the UK and cannot afford anything there either!) They seem to have a lot of links with the EU institutions which is cool. I know a British girl who studied there and now works in the European Parliament, as do many of her classmates.

Let me know what you think: http://www.ies.be/llm

Hey GilMarques,

What about the IES-VUB programme? I'm thinking of applying as I see they have applications open again.
I love the location in Brussels and it's super affordable compared to other LLMs. (I'm from the UK and cannot afford anything there either!) They seem to have a lot of links with the EU institutions which is cool. I know a British girl who studied there and now works in the European Parliament, as do many of her classmates.

Let me know what you think: http://www.ies.be/llm
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Hey, thanks for all the nice observations about the program, I have a question about the lenght of the program I know it starts in August, but when in the graduation? June? July? Thanks for reply.

Hey, thanks for all the nice observations about the program, I have a question about the lenght of the program I know it starts in August, but when in the graduation? June? July? Thanks for reply.
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I asked them and final exams are in June and graduation is end of June. Hope this helps :)

I asked them and final exams are in June and graduation is end of June. Hope this helps :)
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Ave

Normally it's the second half of June. Depending on the courses in which you are enrolled, you can expect to be done with them as early as April/May so that you have just the thesis writing left in the end. If you need more time for your thesis, you can discuss that in advance with your supervisor so you can extend the deadline up until August, but this depends on your situation.

Normally it's the second half of June. Depending on the courses in which you are enrolled, you can expect to be done with them as early as April/May so that you have just the thesis writing left in the end. If you need more time for your thesis, you can discuss that in advance with your supervisor so you can extend the deadline up until August, but this depends on your situation.
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