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Our English-taught LL.M. programme in International and European Law is primarily designed for students who wish to develop their understanding and knowledge of European Union law with the intent of pursuing a legal career with a strong international dimension.
Developing an elaborate understanding of European and international law, including in-depth knowledge of the external dimension of EU law and the rules that govern the Union’s international relations.
How can a company move or expand abroad? How can a company protect itself against a hostile takeover from a firm abroad? How does EU legislation influence the national business laws of member states? With the increasing level of globalisation there is a growing demand for legal experts who understand the impact of EU legislation on business entities.
Today’s Europe demands lawyers who possess a thorough mastery of European law. The European Union increasingly affects all areas of law and the national legal systems of its member states have reached a high level of integration.
This specialisation offers a unique multidisciplinary programme combining the study of European law and political science. It focuses on the main challenges facing the EU in the 21st century, and looks at the various legal rules and policy options that may be developed in response.
“Imagine all the people, Sharing all the world. You may say I'm a dreamer, But I'm not the only one…” (John Lennon) International law is not a dream nor for dreamers.
The European Union is one of the most influential international organisations in the world. But how does it impact on governance, enterprise and innovation within a global economy, in the area of business law? And how does EU law interact with that of other international organisations?.
Public International Law is a one-year Master’s specialisation at the internationally acclaimed Leiden Law School at Leiden University.
European Law is a one-year Master’s specialisation at the internationally renowned Leiden Law School at Leiden University. The programme distinguishes itself by its multidisciplinary approach, covering substantive and institutional EU law as well as economic law and human rights within a EU perspective.
How does the digitisation and mass distribution of creative work affect intellectual property rights? In what ways can digital technnology regulations evolve to better protect individuals and organisations from identity fraud or security breaches?.
In the Master’s programme in Law and Economics, you will focus on the economic and legal aspects of market regulation (in banking, energy, telecom, transport, health care, etc.), private equity, hedge funds, competition and competition policy, corporate governance and mergers.
How are international financial markets regulated? How do banks structure and document international financial transactions? What does it take to ensure the stability of the financial markets and to protect investors on those markets? How should integrity in the financial sector be maintained?.