Law school graduates and lawyers routinely apply an LL.M. to gain expertise in a specialized area of law, such as tax law or international law, or to move from one practice area into another.
An LLM is a postgraduate law degree that is pursued by students who want to specialize in a particular area of law. Graduates with this specialized training are often qualified to work in global legal environments.
Institute for European Studies (IES), Vrije Universiteit Brussel
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The LLM in International and European law at the Institute for European Studies (IES) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) has been an internationally renowned programme for more than 45 years. Created in 1971 as the Programme on international and Legal Cooperation (PILC), it is one of the most established LLMs of its kind. And it has a dedicated website: www.llminbrussels.eu
The programme offers each year a selection of up to 40 international postgraduate students a demanding and versatile curriculum that opens fascinating career paths in European and international legal affairs. The programme has for more than 45 years been successful in combining academic rigor with the latest practical insights and cultural diversity. International audits and the leading positions of its graduates in various international organizations attest to the programme's excellence....
The LL.M. is an advanced graduate program which is designed to expand your legal knowledge and expertise in the fast-changing areas of international business law
The LL.M. is a full-time program which runs from October to June. Courses are divided into two semesters, with exams held in January and June. Students are entitled to sit a second session of exams held in late August – beginning of September. LL.M. candidates who successfully complete the program are awarded an LL.M. in International Business Law from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (University of Brussels, ULB), which is recognized by the competent Belgian Academic Authorities (Communauté française) within the framework of the program of continuous education.
The LL.M. is designed for students who wish to take full advantage of the extraordinary range of opportunities offered in Brussels, the capital of Europe. The program includes visits to the institutions of the European Union (European Commission, Council, and Parliament) which are headquartered in Brussels. The LL.M. is part of the program offering of the University of Brussels (Université libre de Bruxelles, or “ULB”), one of the leading universities in Europe, with 25.000 students, 32% of which come from outside of Belgium....