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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 université and renown 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.


All classes are conducted in English. Students also have the opportunity to take French language classes if they wish to enhance their knowledge of French.

Program structure

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.

Grading system

Each seminar will be assessed according to the organization of the course by the relevant professors, under the supervision of the Director of Studies.

Each seminar of 24h weighs 20 points, each seminar of 12h weighs 10 points.The total of 240 points is equivalent to 60 ECTS credits. The minimum required to pass is 120 points.

Honors are granted as follows:

  • Between 13 and 15 /20: Fair (Assez bien)
  • Between 15 and 17 /20: Good (Bien)
  • Between 17 and 20 /20: Very good (Très bien)

Academic Calendar

The program lasts one full academic year (from early September to early May) and includes a winter break around the Christmas holidays and a spring break around March or April.

Location of classes

Classes will be held at the Comparative Law Institute, 28 rue saint Guillaume, 75007 Paris. French language courses are conducted at the Assas Centre, 92 rue d'Assas, 75006 Paris.

Tuition fees and scholarships

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 €92.

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

Career prospects

Graduates can 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.

University organises job fairs every year as well as alumni meetings.