The Sorbonne-QMUL Double LLM is an innovative, 18-month, bilingual programme which offers you the opportunity to benefit from combining the LLM programmes in Paris of:
◦an LLM in International Business Law with QMUL
◦an LLM in French and European Law with the Sorbonne.
Developed by the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) at Queen Mary University of London
(QMUL) and the Sorbonne Law School (Sorbonne), this double degree programme leads to two prestigious qualifications from two globally recognised institutions.
The aim is to provide students with a unique opportunity to study international and comparative business law; in two languages (French and English), with two renowned Institutions.
You will have the opportunity to study within both the British and French models of postgraduate education, as well as undertake tangible work experience, as part of an internship with a law firm, company or another legal context. You will develop a varied range of skills and knowledge, and experience different learning processes.
The intense mode of study aims further to enhance your competencies in time-management, prioritising, and adapting to pressure – all of which are skills anticipated by employers in the legal sector.
The aim is for you to be able to take this range of knowledge, skills, competencies and experience into your chosen career path within an increasingly international legal profession.
"The Sorbonne-QMUL Double LLM in Paris is an innovative programme developed by experienced academics from both instiutions, many of whom are also practitioners. The aim is to cater to students as well as to practitioners who would like to enhance their professional knowledge and career developments. Leading to prestigious QMUL and Sorbonne qualifications, this course will provide you with in-depth immersion in commercial law from both common law and civil law frameworks. It will also allow you to perfect your command of legal English and French. To this effect, the Sorbonne-QMUL Double LLM incorporates legal English and French for non-native speakers throughout the course." Academic Programme Co-Director, Dr Maxi Scherer, MA, PhD (Paris Sorbonne), LLM (Cologne), Member of the Paris Bar, Solicitor in England and Wales.
“This programme of excellence will allow you to improve your legal research and writing skills. The Sorbonne-QMUL Double LLM provides a wonderful opportunity to benefit from a high quality training in common and civil law in two prestigious institutions in Paris. It would be a unique cultural experience culminating with tangible work practice. It will promote your successful integration into professional fields of law. Try it out!” Academic Programme Co-Director, Professor Pierre Brunet, Agrégé des facultés de droit, Professeur de droit public à Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.
QMUL’s LLM in Paris is taught at the University of London Institute in Paris (ULIP), in premises shared with the British Council in the 7th arrondissement, a short walk from the Champs Elysées in Paris, France.
Sorbonne-QMUL Double LLM students will be taught across both sites, with QMUL classes held at ULIP and Sorbonne classes held at 12, place du Panthéon, 75005 Paris, and 21, rue Broca, 75005 Paris.
Students will benefit from access to study resources via both institutions across the 18 months.
A law degree, or a degree with a substantial law content, normally of at least upper-second class honours (or equivalent).We consider practising lawyers who have qualified in France or their home jurisdiction with legal work experience, which can be taken into account.Non-law graduates may be considered with exceptional professional experience directly relating to the LLM.Non-law graduates with good honours, who also obtained the equivalent of good honours in CPE and Bar Finals/Legal Practice examinations, or passed the solicitors’ qualifying examination, may qualify.Law graduates with high 2.2 honours and five+ years professional legal experience may also qualify.