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LL.M. Programme on European and International Economic Law (taught in German)

LL.M. Programme on European and International Economic Law

The programme offers in-depth knowledge of European and international economic law. It provides students with the necessary skills for handling trans-boundary legal affairs. It copes with the increasing interdependence of national, foreign an international economic law. The programme also takes into account public international law and the law of conflicts as the foundations of European and international economic law.

The lessons are held in German and all exams must be written in German. The programme is therefore mainly addressed to students holding a German law degree.

The programme takes one year and is divided into two semesters. Classes take place from October to February and from April to July. An additional four months are required for writing the master’s thesis.

Each semester students attend eight classes, all of which have a workload of two credit hours. Classes can be chosen from the following list:

  • European Union Law I
  • European Union Law II
  • International Public Law
  • European Economic Law
  • German and European Antitrust Law
  • Introduction to Intellectual Property Law
  • Copyright Law
  • German and European Trademark Law
  • European Private Law/Private Law of the Community
  • European and International Corporate Law
  • International Private Law
  • International Procedural Law


  • Introduction to Comparative Law/Harmonization of Law
  • Law on the International Sale of Goods (CISG)
  • Introduction to French Law
  • Introduction to Anglo-American Law
  • International Tax Law
  • International Organizations
  • European Legal Protection
  • Law on the Administration of the Economy

From their 16 classes, students choose 12 in which to pass written in-class exams or oral exams. The overall result is calculated on the basis of these exams and a master’s thesis of approximately 50 pages.

The ECTS system is applied. Depending on the classes chosen by the student, at least 72 ECTS credit points will be obtained.

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