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