Europe

LL.M. in Europe

For many international students, doing an LL.M. in Europe can be a highly rewarding experience. After all, what would be better than studying in one of Europe's culturally significant cities while also advancing your career thorough the study of law?

Fortunately, there are a number of law schools offering LL.M. programs in continental Europe. Many of these are world-class law schools, in countries like Germany, France, the Netherlands, and Belgium, which offer Master of Laws degrees aimed at international students looking to study in Europe. Widening their appeal, these LL.M.s are often offered in the English language, although there are also countless law degree programs in French, German, Dutch, and all the other languages of continental Europe.

In deciding where to study in, many students gravitate to Europe's cultural and financial capitals:...

For many international students, doing an LL.M. in Europe can be a highly rewarding experience. After all, what would be better than studying in one of Europe's culturally significant cities while also advancing your career thorough the study of law?

Fortunately, there are a number of law schools offering LL.M. programs in continental Europe. Many of these are world-class law schools, in countries like Germany, France, the Netherlands, and Belgium, which offer Master of Laws degrees aimed at international students looking to study in Europe. Widening their appeal, these LL.M.s are often offered in the English language, although there are also countless law degree programs in French, German, Dutch, and all the other languages of continental Europe.

In deciding where to study in, many students gravitate to Europe's cultural and financial capitals: LL.M. programs can be found in cities such as Paris, Berlin, Geneva, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Zurich, Brussels, and more. Studying in a city like one of those puts law students in close proximity to important institutions such as the United Nations, the World Bank, and the European Council, not to mention a plethora of NGOs and governmental institutions. 

In terms of the LL.M. programs in Europe listed below, many of them are general programs, aimed at helping legal professionals develop additional skills that will help them in their careers. Many European law schools also offer specialized LL.M. programs, in areas such as finance, business law, human rights law, environmental law, tax law, and more, which can help students develop focus areas that they can put to use in their practice.

For those who graduate with a European LL.M. degree, the options are countless. Many choose to stay in Europe after graduation and work for law firms, NGOs, and other organizations. Other international students opt to go back to their home countries and apply their new legal knowledge back home.

See a complete list of LL.M. programs in Europe, sorted by law school, below. 

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For many international students, doing an LL.M. in Europe can be a highly rewarding experience. After all, what would be better than studying in one of Europe's culturally significant cities while also advancing your career thorough the study of law?

Fortunately, there are a number of law schools offering LL.M. programs in continental...

For many international students, doing an LL.M. in Europe can be a highly rewarding experience. After all, what would be better than studying in one of Europe's culturally significant cities while also advancing your career thorough the study of law?

Fortunately, there are a number of law schools offering LL.M. programs in continental Europe. Many of these are world-class law schools, in countries like Germany, France, the Netherlands, and Belgium, which offer Master of Laws degrees aimed at international students looking to study in Europe. Widening their appeal, these LL.M.s are often offered in the English language, although there are also countless law degree programs in French, German, Dutch, and all the other languages of continental Europe.

In deciding where to study in, many students gravitate to Europe's cultural and financial capitals: LL.M. programs can be found in cities such as Paris, Berlin, Geneva, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Zurich, Brussels, and more. Studying in a city like one of those puts law students in close proximity to important institutions such as the United Nations, the World Bank, and the European Council, not to mention a plethora of NGOs and governmental institutions. 

In terms of the LL.M. programs in Europe listed below, many of them are general programs, aimed at helping legal professionals develop additional skills that will help them in their careers. Many European law schools also offer specialized LL.M. programs, in areas such as finance, business law, human rights law, environmental law, tax law, and more, which can help students develop focus areas that they can put to use in their practice.

For those who graduate with a European LL.M. degree, the options are countless. Many choose to stay in Europe after graduation and work for law firms, NGOs, and other organizations. Other international students opt to go back to their home countries and apply their new legal knowledge back home.

See a complete list of LL.M. programs in Europe, sorted by law school, below. 

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Rank Full Profile School Popularity
1 Leiden University - Leiden Law School
2 University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam Law School
3 Maastricht University
4 Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
5 Freie Universität (FU) Berlin - Institute for German and European Business, Competition and Regulatory Law
6 Turin School of Development - WIPO Worldwide Academy
7 Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU Berlin)
8 Stockholm University · Stockholms Universitet - Faculty of Law
9 ILF Institute for Law and Finance at Frankfurt University
10 Tilburg University - Tilburg Law School
11 UNICRI - United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute
12 Erasmus University Rotterdam - Erasmus School of Law
13 University of Groningen - Faculty of Law
14 The Graduate Institute / Geneva Law School - International Dispute Settlement Program (MIDS)
15 Utrecht University School of Law
16 University Paris 2 Pantheon-Assas - LL.M. in International Business Law
17 Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne - Sorbonne Law School
18 Universität des Saarlandes - Europa-Institut
19 University of Oslo - Faculty of Law
20 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover - EULISP Program
21 College of Europe
22 Bucerius Law School - Hochschule für Rechtswissenschaft
23 IE Law School
24 Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies · L'Institut de hautes études internationales et du développement (IHEID)
25 University of Liège - Liege Competition and Innovation Institute
26 Universität Hamburg - EMLE Program
27 Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) - Paris
28 Université du Luxembourg - University of Luxembourg
29 MIPLC - Munich Intellectual Property Law Center
30 Lund University - Faculty of Law
31 CEIPI - Université de Strasbourg
32 Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) - Institute for European Studies (IES)
33 KU Leuven - Centre for IT and IP Law
34 University of Zurich · Universität Zürich - Faculty of Law
35 Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München - University of Munich
36 Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía (ISDE)
37 University of Vienna - Universität Wien - International Legal Studies
38 Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien - WU Executive Academy
39 Ghent University - Universiteit Gent
40 Universität Wien - University of Vienna
41 Sciences Po
42 University Paris 2 Pantheon-Assas - LL.M. in European Law
43 Lyon Catholic University
44 Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
45 Goethe Universität Frankfurt
46 KU Leuven - Faculty of Law
47 Technische Universität Dresden - Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden)
48 University of Copenhagen - Faculty of Law
49 ESADE - Law School
50 Université Jean Moulin Lyon III - Lyon Law School
51 Universität zu Köln - University of Cologne
52 European University Institute Florence (EUI)
53 Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam - Faculty of Law
54 University of Helsinki - Faculty of Law
55 University of Warsaw - Faculty of Law anad Administration
56 University of Vienna - Universität Wien - LLM in European and International Business Law
57 Universität Hamburg - University of Hamburg
58 Brussels School of Competition (BSC)
59 Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M)
60 Koç University Law School
61 Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg - Heidelberg University
62 Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza - Sapienza University of Rome
63 Universität Mannheim - Fakultät Rechtswissenschaft
64 Université Toulouse 1 Capitole
65 Uppsala Universitet - Faculty of Law
66 Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon (UCP) - Católica Global School of Law
67 Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
68 Università degli Studi di Bologna - EMLE Program
69 Radboud University - Faculty of Law
70 Fribourg University Law Faculty
71 University of Kent - Brussels School of International Studies (BSIS)
72 Hautes Études Appliquées du Droit (HEAD)
73 European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC)
74 Charles University in Prague - Faculty of Law
75 Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder)
76 Technische Universität (TU) Berlin
77 Central European University (CEU)
78 International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI)
79 Bocconi University
80 Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona - Pompeu Fabra University
81 Università degli Studi di Bologna · University of Bologna
82 Université de Genève - University of Geneva - Faculty of Law
83 University of Neuchâtel
84 Universität Bonn - University of Bonn
85 St. Petersburg State University · Санкт-Петербург Официальное Предст&
86 University of Milan
87 Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
88 Istanbul Bilgi University · Ýstanbul Býlgý University
89 Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali - LUISS Guido Carli
90 Université Catholique de Lille - Faculté Libre de Droit
91 Jagiellonian University Krakow
92 Universität Lüneburg
93 Steinbeis School of International Business and Entrepreneurship (SIBE) - SIBE Law School
94 Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster - JurGrad - School of Tax and Business Law
95 University of Gothenburg
96 Université de Lausanne (UNIL)
97 University of Barcelona - Observatorio de la Globalización
98 Kühne Logistics University
99 UiT The Arctic University of Norway – Faculty of Law
100 World Trade Institute (WTI), University of Bern
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