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Few words to welcome you
 

Few words to welcome you

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We are delighted to welcome in our LL.M. Programme. You will face many challenges and get a great experience. 

With our best regards,

Co-director Professors M. Hahn & A. Ziegler

 

The University of Lausanne situated a conveniently short distance from Geneva and its International organizations offers a unique postgraduate programme (starting either in Fall or spring semesters) leading to the award of an LL.M. in International and European Economic and Commercial Law.

The programme is entirely in English as per the following specializations:

  • International and European Economic Law.
  • International and European Commercial Law.

Furthermore French language courses are available throughout the year.This way even students who don't speak French in the beginning have a good chance to acquire a decent level of this language for a career in government, business, legal practice or in an international organization.

Teaching takes usually place on two full days per week (Thursdays and Fridays).

The rest of the time is reserved for individual reading and preparation of course assignments and group work.

The programme can be taken in one year of full time studies (September to June). Alternatively the programme can be taken in two years of part time studies, for example while working in a related field (law firm, internship etc.) as the programme is made up of specialized modules (1-4 days) which can easily be planned in advance. If you take the programme on a part-time basis you will follow 50% of the courses during the first year and 50% during the second year.

The programme is based on the Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) Model under the Bologna Declaration for a European Higher Education Area- thus intended for participants who have already a graduate diploma in law or a related field.

The 60 ECTS credits of the programme are made up of taught courses and interactive seminars, a Master Thesis and various excursions to International Organisations and the EU institutions.

The courses are given by a team of distinguished academics and experienced practitioners, working in the Government, in major international law firms and international organisations in Geneva as well as the EU institutions in Brussels, Luxembourg and Strasbourg.

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