The European Master Programme in Law and Economics (EMLE) is the primary source of high quality postgraduate education in the field of the economic analysis of law in Europe.

Successful graduates of the one-year course taught at a number of renowned European universities will obtain an LL.M. title or a master title equivalent to an LL.M. Multiple degrees are also awarded. The programme admits students of high academic merit who hold at least a bachelor’s degree in either law or economics, or a related discipline.

The EMLE programme is designed to produce future lawyers and economists capable of success in an international framework.

For law students, knowledge of the specific regulations of their home country is too narrow a base for counselling firms that are active in international trade. Additionally, knowledge of the economic effects of legal rules has become indispensable for understanding their clients’ commercial needs.

Similarly, economics students will profit from an accurate understanding of the institutional legal framework of market economies. For both lawyers and economists, knowledge of the other discipline and international contacts are crucial for a successful career.

The European Master Programme in Law and Economics is the institutional response to these challenges.

Consequently, many graduates of the programme have gone on to become Ph.D. students and professors of law and economics or judges at high-level courts and advisors to international law firms, to name but a few.

As the world becomes more integrated, it is of great significance that our future leaders experience the world on a larger scale. The EMLE programme provides this through its multi-dimensional approach to internationality.

First, our universities can be found from central and western Europe to India. The opportunity to study and live in foreign countries and encounter different cultures is an educational challenge which cannot be taught in a classroom.

Second, our scholars and lecturers come from a diverse background of nationality, professions, and life experiences.

Finally and perhaps most importantly, our students are also a very international group. We have students from over 40 countries, which creates a global working atmosphere while providing constant opportunities to improve social skills and cultural competences.

Students who participate in the EMLE programme will receive an official degree from every partner university they have spent a term (LL.M. titles or master titles equivalent to an LL.M.), with the exception of students that attended the Universities of Rotterdam, Ghent and/or the University of Hamburg.* Students that went to any of these three EMLE partners will receive a Joint Degree (LL.M. ‘European Master in Law and Econmics’) in addition to an official degree from any of the other universities they have spent at least one term at. All of these degrees will bear the Erasmus Mundus:Erasmus+ label and are officially recognized in all countries involved. This means that students will receive at least one Joint Degree and probably also an additional degree from the EMLE program, depending on their allocation.

*This may also apply to students who go to Barcelona, but this is yet to be determined.

List of Degrees Awarded by the Partner Universities:
as of January 2018 
Master in Business, Law and Economics
Master of Science in Law and Economics
Master universitario di I livello
European Master in Law and Economics (LL.M)
European Master of Laws in Law and Economics
Master of Arts (European Master of Law and Economics)
Master of Law
Master of Arts in Law and Economics
European Master in Law and Economics (LL.M.)
Master universitario di I livello
Advanced Master in Legal Sciences