The EMLE programme started with the academic year 1990-1991. Since then, it grew substantially and has evolved over time. In this, the content and the partner universities has changed over time in order to always provide the best programme possible. We are interested to keep a strong bond to our Alumni and hear from them about their experience and ideas for improvement of their EMLE programme, it is most important for us to be able to give them the possibility to network and benefit from each other’s knowledge on different jurisdictions. Our alumni are from all over the world, so: wherever you go, you will find some fellow EMLEs!

As you can see on the map, our Alumni can be found working and continuing their studies across Europe and the rest of the world. The network continues to grow each year. A lot of Partner Universities invite local Alumni for speeches, open lectures, workshops or Q&A sessions for the current EMLE students. Moreover, every year Alumni attend the Midterm Meeting and offer Networking Sessions.

On this page, you can find out in which sectors our Alumni work, you can read the experience of some Alumni and you can find out how to stay in touch.

Here you can find stories and experiences of our EMLE Alumni.

Yearbook 2016/2017

To have a look into the yearbook of our 2016/17 alumni, click here.

The story of Alumnus Rishabh Sancheti

Rishabh Sancheti
Supreme Court of India

I completed European Master in Law and Economics in 2006 with a full scholarship from the European Union. It was great fun to be at different cities and study at different Universities. EMLE offers you a window to peek into Europe, its cultural diversity, varied ethos and different pedagogical methods. It also gives you a chance to be in a diversified group, where some of your fellow students are bright young undergrads, whereas some of them are mid-career professionals already holding PhD. (We had two of them in our class). As an Advocate at the Supreme Court of India, I find that Economic Analysis of Law enables critical thinking about the rationale of law(s); it helps you argue more objectively when you are challenging or defending policy decisions of the State; it enables you to put forward chiselled arguments on the validity of legal provisions. I benefitted immensely from the EMLE program.

The story of Alumnus Zhaoyang Lu

My name is Zhaoyang Lu. I come from China and had my EMLE course in 2012-2013. Actually, the EMLE course not only expanded my knowledge, but also changed my way of thinking. Within the EMLE, I got opportunities to touch Germany, Italy and the European economic and legal system. For example, In Italy, I studied the labour law and contract law at the University of Bologna; In Germany, I gained economic knowledge, such as the concept of marginal costs; and legal knowledge both of Germany and the European Union at the University of Hamburg.

My EMLE oversea experience and professional knowledge indeed helped me to stand out while applying for a job after my return to China, especially when I tried to find a job in Beijing. I am currently working as a charger of the Investment Department, in a state-hold investment company which is based in Beijing. Here, I am responsible for two projects: the Venture Fund and the Science and technology business incubator, which are both funded by the local government. EMLE had two positive effects on my professional work: one effect is the social connection, as due to the EMLE studying, I have additional opportunities to meet people and make friends with people who had a similar oversea studying experience, thereby providing advantages for expanding my personal connections; another effect is the academic knowledge, by having a framework to understand economic theory, I can give professional suggestions and make suitable decisions in relation to the Venture Fund concrete investment actions in my daily work.

If you would like to reach out to your former EMLE colleagues or get into touch with EMLE students from different years, you can stay in touch via Facebook or LinkedIn. The EMLE maintains several Facebook groups, including one Alumni Group where EMLE students and Alumni can keep in contact with each other and discuss issues related to Law and Economics. The group is also used by the programme management to post items of possible interest for EMLE Alumni. Registration can be done through Facebook. The group is not accessible for programme applicants. For them, there is an open Facebook page regarding the EMLE which you can visit to acquire information.

All EMLE Alumni are qualified to join the Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association. The EMA offers an itnernational professional and personal network for Erasmus Mundus students and graduates. For more information, please click here.

We also warmly invite all Alumni to come to the yearly Midterm Meeting which takes place in February.

For any questions, suggestions or ideas, you can send an email to alumni@emle.org.

Most of our Alumni find occupation in the legal sector. Other popular sectors for our graduates are the academic, governmental, consultancy and corporate sectors. We are currently busy building up a strong alumni network. One of the dreams of the alumni network is to connect more experienced EMLE Alumni with current students or recent alumni for career guidance and general information, but also trying to set up internship options for interested students in companies that are in the EMLE network. If your firm would be willing to provide internships or other career opportunities for EMLE students, we would be very happy to get in touch with you about it. Please send an email to alumni@emle.org if you are interested or if you have any questions.