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