Master en droit économique européen - LL.M. (académique)
Second year (semesters 3 & 4) : Specialisation in European Litigation
Second year of the Master in European Economic Law focusses on the “Effective Legal Protection in a Multilayered Legal Order”.
The specialisation in European Litigation is amongst the most prestigious master programmes in EU law. From the point of view of litigation, it gives an in-depth understanding of EU law. The programme is organised and taught by leading academics in the field as well as Judges and Advocate Generals of the Court of Justice of the European Union .
The programme is intense and challenging combining various innovative teaching, learning and examination techniques . It begins in the first semester by teaching and deepenig the understanding of the system of implementation of EU law and accountability structures. It offers students an unparalled understanding of litigation techniques and the workings of a court. The programme teaches how to analyse the specificities of the EU legal system for the effective judicial protection of individual and institutional rights and interests. The first semester ends with an overview over litigation in a selection of some of the most pertinent areas of litigation including competition, state aids, foreign policy and external relations, police and justice cooperation, taxation, protection of intellectual property to name a few examples.
The second semester is devoted to writing a master thesis including the training of legal writing and presentation skills. An important part of the training is the stage which in the past most students have undertaken in one of the cabinets of judges or advocate generals at one of the Courts of the Court of Justice of the European Union.
The challenging and stimulating programme is limited to a group of maximum 25 highly qualified students from accross Europe. It is based on active student participation. Teaching and examinations are bilingual allowings students to leave the university with both French and English as their working languages. A specialised language training is on offer by the University before semester begin. Also, the programme offers an intensive backup training on EU law at the beginning of the winter semester. The curriculum has been sucessful taught and regularly reviewed and updated on the basis of student and faculty feed-back since 1999.
Students have access to high-level conferences organised by the Faculty and by the Centre for European law of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance on European Litigation.