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Master of European and International Law

The Master of European and International Law (MEIL) is a one-year programme leading to an LL.M. degree conferred by the University of Hamburg (UHH). It is taught in English at the China-EU School of Law (CESL) at the China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) in Beijing. One of CESL's goals is to educate well-rounded legal professionals who have a thorough knowledge of Chinese law, EU law and international law. This is a cooperative programme between the University of Hamburg and the China University of Political Science and Law. The LL.M. programme is registered with the Chinese authorities and fully recognised in China, the EU and worldwide.

Preparing for an international career

The programme prepares students for a wide variety of international careers working for multinational law firms, companies, organisations or government authorities. Globalisation and China’s rise to an economic world power are increasing the demand for legal professionals who combine a high command of European and international law with a special expertise in Chinese legal matters both in China and Europe. With a strong focus on legal training in a Chinese-European environment, the master’s programme boosts students’ ability to analyse legal problems from an international perspective.

Around the globe in two semesters

The Master of European and International Law (LL.M.) programme exposes students to European law, comparative law and international law and also specifically to the internationalisation of law and legal practice. The programme brings together broad areas of the law, instead of concentrating on the laws of one specific nation. It explores trends of legal unification, internationalisation, globalisation and international legal practice and analyses the balance between existing legal traditions, whilst at the same time promoting deeper integration.

The curriculum follows requirements of European Credit Transfer System. The credits and law degree (LL.M.) obtained from this programme are acknowledged by European countries. Such a degree shows that the holder has received a specialized education on European and international law for one year according to European standards of legal education. Moreover, the degree will allow the graduates to work in international law firms, companies and organisations.

The Master of European and International Law programme was launched in 2008 and the first students graduated in 2010. Since then, students have come from approximately 27 different countries to study at the China-EU School of Law. The programme begins in September and ends the following August. Professors come from 13 different partner universities in Europe and represent the major legal systems.

Contact for Chinese students

Ms Ma Anna, China-EU School of Law at the China University of Political Science and Law, Tel. +86-10-5991-5792, meil_cesl@cupl.edu.cn

Contact for international students

Ms Nicole Gonyea, China-EU School of Law Consortium Office, University of Hamburg, Tel. +49 40 4 28 38-68 30, nicole.gonyea@uni-hamburg.de

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Information about the Master of European and International Law (2014-2015) is available here
Information about the Master of European and International Law (2008-2013) is available here.