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...

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 Europe. Many of these are world-class law schools, in countries like Germany, France, the Netherlands, and Belgium, which offer Master of...

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

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