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LL.M. students to benefit from new partnerships

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Published on Wednesday, 04 July 2018

The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (FDEF) has signed new partnerships with the ESSEC Business School and the European Parliament offering new opportunities for students in four of its Master of Laws (LL.M.) programmes.

The partnership with the European Parliament, signed on 26 June, cements a cooperation between the Master en Droit et Contentieux de l’Union Européenne and the European institutions in Luxembourg. The content of the Master is enriched with elements related to the European Parliament’s role and mission, and provides a framework for the participation of its practitioners in the teaching of a number of the programme’s courses. In addition, internships will be offered to several students in their second year within the parliament’s legal department.

“Students in this Master will benefit from unsurpassed integration of the European Parliament but also the Court of Justice of the European Union and the EFTA Court into the design of their course of study,” explained Course Directors Prof. Eleftheria Neframi and Prof. Herwig Hofmann. “This is an exceptional programme and our location right next to the European institutions in Luxembourg City is an invaluable asset for our students.”

“Formalising the cooperation with the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance was a logical next step in our ongoing partnership,” added Freddy Drexler, Jurisconsult, head of the parliament’s legal department. “These students are the next generation of legal professionals. We are proud to support them through this programme and offer new and exciting opportunities to the brightest young talents in the field.”

Double degree option with ESSEC

Prof. Viviane de Beaufort with the Dean, Prof. Katalin Ligeti and professors Werner Haslehner, Pierre-Henri Conac and Isabelle Riassetto

Under a new cooperation with prestigious international business school ESSEC, students from three LL.M. programmes (Droit Bancaire et Financier Européen, Droit et Contentieux de l’UE and European and International Tax Law) will be able to apply for fast-track admission into two of the school’s Master programmes.

Up to four graduating students from the University of Luxembourg are guaranteed to be invited for admission interviews to  ESSEC’s MSc in Management – Grande École and the Mastère Spécialisé Droit des Affaires Internationales et Management (Advanced Master), provided they meet the programme entry requirements. In return, ESSEC graduates from these Masters will equally benefit from admission into the three designated Uni.lu LL.M. programmes.

“The double degree option gives the best of our students the chance to gain an additional qualification from one of the finest business schools not just in France but worldwide,” explained Prof. Pierre-Henri Contact and Prof. Isabelle Riassetto, who initiated the agreement at Uni.lu. “Graduates will benefit from the knowledge, strength and experience of two universities, giving them a competitive edge in the job market.”

“The University of Luxembourg is emerging as a top destination for highly-specialised LL.M. programmes. The exchange of Master-level students will enrich the learning experience on both sides. We look forward to welcoming the first group of Uni.lu graduates for the 2019-2020 academic year,” added Prof. Viviane de Beaufort, Director of the ESSEC law track and the school’s European Center for Law and Economics.

Top photo: Mr Freddy Drexler with Prof. Katalin Ligeti