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The Institute for European Studies (IES), a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in Brussels, offers an outstanding research-focused environment in the heart of Europe. Located close to the main EU institutions, and in proximity to international organisations and law firms, there are excellent networking and internship opportunities. The lES boasts excellent teaching facilities and a modern working space, right next to the amenities of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) Etterbeek campus.
The LLM in International and European law is a postgraduate LLM renowned for its outstanding quality and international character. Hosted right at the heart of the European Union,
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The LLM is a demanding programme with high academic admission requirements. To qualify for admission you need to have a law degree (J.D. or LLM), which entitles you to practise law in your country of origin, excellent academic results and references, and proven proficiency in English. Because of the variety of legal education systems, the Admission Board reserves the right to decide which qualifications will permit access to the programme.The programme offers a number of scholarships that take the form of a reduced tuition fee (partial waiver) for cases of merit and/or demonstrable need.
€13000 (excl. study materials ca. 500 EUR)
My LLM studies at the IES have been a very rewarding experience for me, academically as well as personally. The LLM at the IES is a well designed programme, which offered me an outstanding postgraduate education. It helped me deepen my knowledge in European and International Law and improve my proficiency in legal English. The classes are taught by highly qualified and successful professors and practitioners, who equip their students with valuable skills that are necessary to pursue a career in European and International Law. Moreover, the LLM was an excellent opportunity to live in another country, to learn about its culture and to meet many interesting people. I am especially grateful that throughout the course of the programme I made friends from all over Europe and the world which enriched my stay in Brussels and made my year abroad even more unique.
Several Directors General at the European Commission; countless Managing Partners, Partners and Associates in leading international law firms; ambassadors; a judge at the ECJ; a Prime Minister; numerous in-house counsels in some of the world's most renowned companies, and I could keep mentioning other examples. The legacy of this programme is undeniable and this is why I chose it.
I am most grateful for my education at PILC/LLM. It helped me immensely in my practice at a significant New York City international law firm, a US government corporation assisting US investment in approximately 120 developing countries, and as part of senior management of a large US corporation operating in some 40 countries.
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