Université Panthéon-Assas Paris II - Panthéon Assas University

12 place du Panthéon
75005 Paris


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The Program

The European Union is one of the most complex yet fascinating socio-economic organizations in today’s world. Its legal system is the backbone of the well functioning of its policies and at Université Panthéon-Assas, you will be able to study the most relevant areas of law and gain insight into the political, legal and financial implications it entails. As a major international player, the European Union has established ties with countries all over the world in cooperation, financial and humanitarian capacities. Nowadays, it is essential to understand the functioning and nature of the relationship between the European Union and its Member States and its international identity. The European Union is ever growing and more insightful experts are required in the field; at Université Panthéon-Assas, you will gain the necessary skills to face the exciting challenges and opportunities you may encounter. The LLM European law offered at Université Panthéon-Assas is a unique and concise program, which offers you the possibility to study in depth areas of European law most relevant today. As part of a discipline that is constantly evolving and growing, a genuinely European team of highly qualified professors teaches the courses. The Faculty has a reputation of excellence, as well as the quality of its teaching and its research projects with its strong links with French, European and International institutions, the business world and the legal profession. The program is open to students with a legal background from any place in the world, and continues to offer its LLM as part of the exchange program with American Law Schools.

The University

Historically rich, University Paris II Panthéon-Assas is heir of the former Faculté de Droit et de Sciences Economiques de Paris, once comprising the Sorbonne University and located in the heart of the Latin Quarter since the 13th century. At its origins, the University of Paris united four faculties: Theology, Medicine, Art, and Law. For nearly five centuries the teaching of Law was centered exclusively on ecclesiastical law until, under the reign of Louis XIV, Colbert introduced the instruction of civil law, from which French law would eventually arise. The university headquarters are situated in Paris' 5th district, at the Place du Panthéon. The building once designated as the law faculty, in and of itself, bears testimony to a rich and storied past, witnessing changes in form and function from its construction in 1770 and onwards: it was first part and parcel of the vast urban planning project that circumscribed the Panthéon, then transformed into city hall during the Revolution, extended in the 19th century and again in the 1950's once its original purpose, its earliest raison d'être, was reinstated in 1805. The center at "rue d'Assas" was built in the beginning of the 1960s by J. Le Maresquier, giving the University of Paris, fragmented after the revolutionary events of 1968, its present name "Paris II Panthéon-Assas”. French and foreign students either beginning their studies or in training, adults resuming their education, or professionals advancing in their fields thanks to our continuing education program, benefit from a large course selection aligned with the LMD system and responsive to the demands of an ever-changing labour market.

The Law School

University Paris II Panthéon-Assas advocates diversity and cultivates a true synergy between research, instruction, and application. It offers a broad choice of courses both in initial and continuing education, combining study abroad and work experience. Considered as France's first law university, University Paris II Panthéon-Assas is dedicated to upholding the tradition from which it arose, preserving, yet ever-striving to raise its level of excellence in the following disciplines: Private Law and Criminal Science, Public Law, Political Science, Roman Law, History of Law, Economics, Management, Information and Communication Sciences. Our extensive partnerships not only with major French, European, and International agencies, but also with major financial and industrial firms, ensure anchorage in the professional world and guarantee the veritable polyvalence for which we are known. Attentive to students' needs, the university provides academic programs adapted to and organized within the LMD framework. Various digital services, tutorials, an ever-growing and comprehensive library database, course and professional counseling services, and a selection of extracurricular athletic and cultural activities all act in concert to complete and harmonize each student's university experience.

Entry Requirements

The LL.M. in European Law is open to: -Students who hold a degree in social sciences with a major in law or any other law degree awarded by a non-French University after completing at least 4 academic years or 240 ECTS -Students who hold a Juris Doctor (J.D.) -Students who have successfully completed at least 2 academic years at an American Law School (through an exchange between their home University and University Paris II Panthéon-Assas)

Application Procedure

The selection procedure is based on an assessment of the application submitted by each candidate, and, if the selection panel choose to do so, an interview with the candidate to determine final selection. You can find the application template and further instructions on our website. The deadline for this years' application is 15 April 2018

Tuition and Fees

Students must pay a tuition fee of 10,000 Euros, payable in total by 30 June of the Academic year preceding the year of enrolment. In addition, upon enrolment, students will pay administrative fees in the order of 260 Euros and Social Security fees in the order of 200 Euros. Students enrolling in the Master in European Law via an exchange program between their University and the University of Panthéon-Assas (Paris II) must pay the tuition fees at their home University and are not required to make further payment to the University Panthéon-Assas, apart from administrative fees in the order of 260 Euros and Social Security fees in the order of 200 Euros.


The university campus is spread all over the city of Paris. Classes take place in the historic Panthéon building, the modern Centre d'Assas and our Comparative Law centre in rue Saint Guillaume, in the heart of the popular district of Saint-Germain.

Student Life

University Paris II Panthéon-Assas places high priority not only on the intellectual excellence and harmony of our students, but also on their personal and physical well being. The university encourages, sponsors, and organizes a full array of pedagogical, professional, athletic and cultural activities from conferences and symposiums, debates and discussions, to moot courts and awards ceremonies, sporting events and celebrations, as a kind of perpetual testimony to the richness of university life and the exchange that it encourages. What is more, by the sheer diversity, spirit, and vitality of the student associations within our walls, this reservoir of recreational initiatives is continually enriched and replenished. At the origin of fifty or more associations, are students willing to take on all issues (academics, sports, music, societal debates, acts of solidarity), defending their opinions and predilections, affirming their centers of interest, promoting their university. They create spaces of mutual help and conviviality as constructive as they are formative, where, even in the air of festivity, their core values of democracy, citizenship, justice, and creativity hold firm. For those wanting to create an association, the Cultural Service is there to help, assisting with the modalities or eventually attributing financial aid through the FSDIE (Fonds de solidarité et de développement des initiatives étudiantes). These associations are opened to all those willing to invest actively in the university and to take part in its rich and varied campus life !

Programs at Paris II


English, French
9 months
  • Program is delivered in Paris or Singapore.
12 months
  • The selected students will be enrolled in an LL.M. from the American university partner and will retain the student status of the University Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas.
  • At the end of the training, the students will get the American LL.M. only.
  • Partner universities: Boston University School of Law in Boston, UC Hastings College of Law in San Francisco, Chicago-Kent College of Law in Chicago, Fordham University School of Law in New York, Indiana University Maurer School of Law in Bloomington.

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