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It is generally accepted that in today’s globalized world there is no such thing as a purely national private law. Legal practitioners, judges, national and European institutions, as well as public and private entities, are increasingly confronted with rules and doctrines of International and European origin. In this environment, the LL.M. Programme in International and European Legal Studies offers an advanced and in-depth study in the European and international aspects of private law, as well as the economic, social and political factors that drive its development. This LL.M. seeks to provide students with a solid doctrinal and practical background which shall allow them to successfully cope with the ever-demanding academic environment, while developing their careers at the highest level of national and international practice.

The LL.M. programme offers two specializations:

A. Private Law & Business Transactions 

It is addressed to students with a strong interest in financial and economic law. It covers the whole range of modern private business transactions, with particular focus on their international and mainly European dimension.

B. European Private Law

It is addressed to students with a strong interest in contemporary issues in the field of private law, having regard in particular to the developments of EU legislation and case law. 

Other benefits

Students will benefit from the strong network and various academic activities of the European Law School Network, which consists of 8 capital city universities,  the National and Kapodistrian of Athens, the Humboldt Universität in Berlin, King’s College London, Paris 2 (Panthéon-Assas), La Sapienza University in Rome, the University of Amsterdam, the Universidade Católica Portuguesa in Lisbon and the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.