LL.M. in European Law

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Entirely taught in English, the LL.M. in European Law is a university degree designed for international students. The courses are taught by a genuinely European team of highly qualified professors bringing together Paris-Panthéon-Assas University and reknown specialists from other European Member States.

The subject areas give students the opportunity to acquire a comprehensive understanding of European Law in most areas that fall within the competence of the European Union.

Programme information
Directors of Studies:Prof. Emmanuelle Chevreau & Prof. Idris Fassassi
Course name:LL.M. in European Law
Degree type:university diploma (DU)
Awarding body:degree is awarded by Paris-Panthéon-Assas University
Level:graduate (Bac +5 level)
Duration:One full academic year, from early September to early May
Location:Paris (Institut de droit comparé)

Teaching & Structure

Teaching is conducted in small groups according to an interactive method which allows each student to have a thorough understanding of the European Union.

Students have the opportunity to improve their written and oral skills since they are asked to present different types of exercises (oral presentations, papers etc.).

Career and prospects

Graduates have the ability to seek jobs in all European Institutions, companies, law firms and governments. Several of the Alumni have decided to stay in Paris to follow their professional carriers and others have returned to their home countries.

Alumni are presently working at Allen & Overy, McDermott, Will & Emery, Winston& Strawn, Kirkland & Ellis LLP Waters, Kraus &Paul, Ropes &Gray LLP, Latham & Watkins, Simmons & Simmons LLP.


The subject areas taught in the LL.M. in European Law give students the opportunity to acquire a comprehensive understanding of European Law in most areas that fall within the competence of the European Union.

Classes may be taught with a comparative and international perspective when appropriate to understand the Union’s legal system.

The Master in European Law consists of 11 seminars of 24h each, and 2 seminars of 12h each (288 hours of instruction in total):

  • The Institutional and Decision-making Structure of the European Union
  • History of the European idea
  • The Internal Market – Four Freedoms
  • Competition Law
  • Company Law and Financial Markets
  • Private International Law and Commercial Dispute Resolution
  • Labor Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • External Relations
  • Consumer Law
  • Human Rights
  • Environmental Law
  • Privacy and Data Protection Law

Students may be permitted to replace an LL.M. seminar by another seminar taught in French within another program available at the European College of Paris. However, this may be done only with the agreement of the Director of Studies and the professor who teaches the seminar.

If a student wishes to write a thesis or a personal project on one of the specific seminars listed, they may replace one or several seminars for the project under the supervision of a Professor specific to the subject, with the consent of the Director of Studies. Each seminar is graded on the basis of 20 points. If the personal project replaces two seminars, the basis is 40 points.


The LL.M. in European Law is an exclusive program open to students around the globe.

Entry requirements

The LL.M. in European Law is open to:

  • Students who hold a degree in social sciences with a major in law or any other law degree awarded by a non-French University after completing at least 4 academic years or 240 ECTS
  • Students who hold a Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • Students who have successfully completed at least 2 academic years at an American Law School (through an exchange between their home University and Paris-Panthéon-Assas University).

For more information, you can send a request to our Admissions Team.

Selection procedure

The selection procedure is based on an assessment of the application submitted by each candidate, and, if the selection panel choose to do so, an interview (skype, phone) with the candidate to determine final selection.

Please read the Application guidelines 2024, complete the online application and upload the following documents (.pdf):

  • Transcripts of records
  • Degrees and diplomas
  • English language test score (TOEFL with a minimum of 100 points if Internet-based, IELTS with a minimum score of 7.0/9 or Certificate of Proficiency in English (Cambridge ESOL))
  • A resume
  • A personal statement
  • A photograph

Once submitted, your application is reviewed by the Director of Studies.

Application périod: From February 1st to June 15th 2024.
Results: 2-8 weeks after submitting a complete application.

Tuition Fees & Funding

Students must pay a tuition fee of €10,000, payable in total by June 30th before the semester starts.

In addition, students will pay administrative fees in the order of €260, and a national fee of €100.

No scholarship grant is available from Paris-Panthéon-Assas université.

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More information and application:

Christine Le Saux

Recruitment team