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The EMLE programme combines high-level theoretical research and empirical studies with policy-relevant analysis. It is designed to be an influential and challenging intellectual enterprise not only for the academic world but for society at large.

To close the gap between academia and society, EMLE has established various types of collaborations with public and private research institutions, governmental bodies, law firms and consulting firms, commercial enterprises and representatives of industrial groups active in the policy arena.

Institutions cooperating with the EMLE are collectively referred to as Associated Partners:

- Association for the promotion of Law and Economics Joseph Von Sonnefels Center for the Study of Public Law and Economics (Austria)
- Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (Austria)
- Babar Law Associates (Pakistan)
- Bar-Zvi & Ben-Dov Law Office (Israel)
- Carroll, Burdick & McDonough International (Germany)
- Cartel Damage Claims (CDC) Holding SA (Belgium)
- Central Depository Services Limited (India)
- Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) (Belgium)
- Civic Development Forum Foundation (Poland)
- College van Beroep voor het Bedrijfsleven (Administrative High Court for Trade and Industry) (The Netherlands)
- De Nederlandsche Bank (The Netherlands)
- Deutsche Bank AG (Germany)
- Deutsche Bundesbank (Regional Office Hamburg, Germany)
- Epstein, Chomsky, Osnat & Co. Law Officies (Israel)
- Ernst & Young AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft Steuerberatungsgesellschaft (Germany)
- European Association of Law and Economics (EALE) (The Netherlands)
- University of California at Berkeley, School of Law, USA
- University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics (Slovenia)
- Foundation for the Promotion and Accreditation of Economic Education (FPAKE) (Poland)
- FoxMandal Little Solicitors & Advocates (India)
- Handelskammer Hamburg (Germany)
- Institutional Shareholder Services Europe SA (ISS)
- National Law School of India University (Bangalore, India)
- Nandi Resources Generation Technology Private Limited (India)
- Polish Association of Law and Economics (Poland)
- Shlomo Cohen and Co. Advocates and Mediators (Israel)
- Victorian Competition & Efficiency Commission (Australia)
- White & Case LLP Hamburg (Germany)
- White & Case LLP Warsaw (Poland)

Committee of Patronage:

- Prof. James Buchanan, Nobel Prize Award 1985

- Prof. Ronald Coase, Nobel Prize Award 1991

- Prof. Robert Cooter, University of California, Berkeley

- Prof. R. Epstein, University of Chicago

- Prof. Michael Faure, University of Maastricht

- Prof. William Landes, University of Chicago

- Prof. Ejan Mackaay, University of Montréal

- Prof. Henry Manne, former Dean - George Mason University Law School

- Prof. A. Mitchell Polinsky, Stanford Law School

- Prof. Richard Posner, University of Chicago, Chief Judge US Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

- Prof. Susan Rose-Ackerman, Yale Law School

- Prof. Steven Shavell, Harvard Law School

- Prof. Oliver E. Williamson, University of California, Berkeley

- Prof. O. Zerbe, Jr., University of Washington

- Dr. Cento Veljanovski, Research & Editorial Director of the Institute of Economic Affairs, London

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Students Voices

Yong-Fu Chang


"The first day you enter the classroom, you will be amazed by the diversity of the student body, nationality wise and background wise. Do you expect to have a lawyer colleague who is also a pianist? Can you imagine that you say “Guten Tag” when you grab a coffee at a café before your seminar starts and say “Buonasera” when you leave a dinner party the other day? You should be prepared for something more, be prepared for people who open your mind and be prepared for a new prospect for the world. More excitingly you will learn a new research approach that you can apply to your assignments with your colleagues and even to your future career. EMLE is not just another LLM programme in Europe but the LLM."

Yong-Fu Chang
[EMLE Student 2015/2016]